Edinburgh International Film Festival - Industry Events

Posted: 27th April 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival is committed to showcasing the most exciting, original and challenging new films and the most promising new talent. Each year EIFF welcomes over 1,400 industry delegates, filmmakers and members of the press. The 71st edition of EIFF will take place from 21 June to 2 July 2017.

Industry offerings include a packed programme of events, screenings and networking opportunities. They run alongside a series of talent development initiatives designed to support the best emerging talent from across the UK.

EIFF Industry Events (Thursday 22nd – Friday 30th June)

EIFF’s Industry Events programme aims to arm filmmakers with skills and knowledge that will help them move forward in their careers. Through a programme of 121 advice sessions, panel discussions, ‘in person’ conversations and networking opportunities EIFF supports the development of both people and projects within an informal and welcoming environment. Events run through the main Festival dates and cater to all areas of the filmmaking process from funding and development through to distribution and exhibition. Some highlights:

Distribution Rewired (Mon 26th – Tues 27th June)

Distribution Rewired is as two-day series of events dedicated to developing communication and collaboration between filmmakers and film distribution professionals working with new/emerging distribution methods. Sitting within this two day event is a marketplace for pre-selected projects. EIFF is looking for feature fiction and documentary projects which are at least in production and lend themselves to a more creative approach to distribution.

Applications for the Marketplace close 5th May. Read more here.

EIFF Works in Progress Showcase (Sunday 25th June)

Following from the inaugural success of 2016, aEIFF Works in Progress is back for its 2nd year. A one-day event where invited international sales agents, distributors, producers and festival programmers can get an ahead-of-the-game look at upcoming British feature films. Up to 10 projects will be selected, and each will present a short pitch including a trailer or film clips to invited Industry professionals with the aim of providing opportunities for projects to reach completion and be taken to international markets.

Applications close 1st May. Read more here.

EIFF Talent Lab (Friday 23rd – Mon 26th June)

EIFF Talent Lab gives up-and-coming filmmakers an amazing opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players. Emerging Scottish, UK and international directors, producers and screenwriters will be offered the unmissable chance to discuss the industry, their projects and their ideas with a selection of invited industry professionals including sales agents, executive producers, literary agents, story editors and distributors.

Applications close 1st May. Read more here.



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