Celebration ! It’s just been announced that I’ve been selected for the Talent Lab at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Along with my good friend Karen Hope.
Following up from my short being selected for the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, it’s been a good week.
Edinburgh announces Labs participants
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), which runs from June 19-30, has announced the participants for this year’s Talent, Composers and Sound Labs. The Talent Lab brings together 30 emerging directors, producers and screenwriters with UK and international film professionals, which will include a session with documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky. Representatives from Bankside Films, Vertigo Films, The Salt Company, Film4, Young Films and Slate Films are among the guests at this year’s Talent Lab, which is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, by Creative Scotland, Creative Skillset and Creative England.
The participants at the three Labs are:
Writers: Adam Dewar, Ewen Glass, Gail Hackston, Mandy Lee, Mark Robertson, Sharon Walker
Directors: David Lumsden, PJ Palmer
Writers/ Directors: James Alexandrou, Lucy Brydon, Mark Devenport, Silvia Felce, Zak Hanif, Karen Hope, Philip Peel, Siri Rodness, Robert Samuels, Dan Smyth, Ian Waugh
Producers: Sarah Brocklehurst, Rosie Crerar, Rob Darnell, Emma Louise Dodds, Edward Hemming, Roxanne Holman, Jessica Levick, Lisa Mackintosh, James Pearcey, Ken Petrie, Kathy Speirs
Bethan Parkes, Ross Buchanan, Adrianne Louise Calgie, Patrick Collins, Jonathan Crosbie, Michael John Cumming, Ugne Pikutyte, Simone Smith
Sonia Allori, Matthew Hogg, Francis Macdonald, Shona Mackay, Brian McAlpine, Rory McIntyre, Conrad Molleson, Matthew Whiteside
In addition to the Labs, Industry events at the festival include sessions on low-budget filmmaking with the iFeatures team; a masterclass in digital distribution with Julia Short and Matt Locke, supported by Creative Skillset; and a session on short-film development with Collabor8te. Speakers include cinematographer Rob Hardy and documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky.
Chris Fujiwara, artistic director of EIFF, said: “I’m very happy that our festival will once again this year contribute to the development of filmmaking talent through these vital programmes. The high level of accomplishment among the participants is an encouraging sign for the future of cinema.”