Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Film Festival Reveals 2018 Industry Line-Up (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Film Festival Reveals 2018 Industry Line-Up (Exclusive)

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Events include ’Meet The BFI NETWORK’ and Kevin Macdonald Q&A.

EIFF Talent Lab

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has revealed the line-up of industry events running alongside this year’s festival.

The nine-day industry programme, which runs June 21-29, takes place at the Press and Industry Centre in the Traverse theatre.

Industry events

The BFI’s six new regional talent executives, announced in April, will attend a ‘Meet the NETWORK’ event that will feature an introduction by talent development manager Matimba Kabalika and a roundtable focussing on making the most of a short film, hosted by two BFI execs.

Fresh from the film’s Cannes premiere, Whitney director Kevin Macdonald and producer Simon Chinn will discuss documentary storytelling.

An ‘Inclusivity Behind The Camera’ panel featuring Gareth Ellis Unwin and Michelle Moon Lim from Creative Skillset and Sonja Henrici from Scottish Documentary Institute will tackle how filmmakers and producers improve crew inclusivity.

London-based animator Lizzy Hobbs, whose retrospective screens as part of this year’s public programme, will take part in the industry animation events running June 27-28.

The closing session on June 29 will focus on adapting books for screen, followed by a networking event supported by Creative Scotland.

Partners for the industry events programme include Creative Europe, BFI NETWORK, Film Hub Scotland, Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI), Creative Skillset, London Film Academy, Bafta Scotland and PRS for Music.

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