Guidelines


Introduction

Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme. We are now accepting applications for Guiding Lights 7, and will select a group of participants to take part in a new round of the scheme, set to launch in July 2015.

Guiding Lights supports and develops promising film talent through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities. Successful applicants will each be matched with a well-established film industry professional, who will provide advice and guidance over a 9-month period. During this time a number of face-to-face meetings will take place with phone or email contact in between.

Alongside the one-to-one mentoring, participants will benefit from a number of industry training and networking events. Further access to high-level filmmakers and business professionals is provided through an online facility.

This year we are again partnering with Film Hub South East (FHSE) – part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) – to support the participation of two professionals working in exhibition in the South East region, defined for these purposes as Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The selected exhibition candidates will also benefit from bursaries to enable them to follow their mentor (where appropriate or possible) during the key phases of a national film festival/event.

Guiding Lights aims to help improve diversity within the UK film industry by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section for further information.

Guiding Lights is run by Lighthouse, and supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by BFI with National Lottery funds and through the Skills Investment Fund.

Who Can Apply?

We are seeking applications from:

  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Professionals working in exhibition in the South East region**

**defined for these purposes as Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Due to limited resources, we are only able to assess applications against one set of criteria. Although certain disciplines often cross over, particularly in the case of writer/directors, the application process requires that you select only one field under which your submission will be considered.

All applicants must:

  • have a permanent UK address; and
  • not be in full time education.

Guiding Lights is a talent development programme, not a training scheme. It is therefore not open to entry-level participants.

Applicants must demonstrate a proven track record in their field, along with a strong commitment to pro-actively trying to advance their film career. We are looking for candidates who have reached a critical point in their professional development, and who will particularly benefit from high-level mentoring and access to industry.

Please refer to the relevant Eligibility & Application Information section to check the eligibility criteria for your specific discipline.

Equal Opportunities

Guiding Lights encourages applications from, and gives equal access to, all sections of the community. We are able to facilitate access in a variety of ways – please see Appendix 1 for further information.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 18 March 2015. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances.

Before starting an application please ensure you have read the Guidelines and FAQs. The application process is a fairly lengthy one, so please ensure you allow yourself enough time ahead of the deadline to complete the different stages, and gather the supporting information and documents.

The eligibility and application requirements for each role are different, so please check the relevant Eligibility & Application Information section for further details on what is needed for your specific discipline.

Enquiries about eligibility and the application process can be directed to guiding@lighthouse.org.uk. We will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. Please include a phone number in your email in case we need to contact you to discuss your query over the phone.

If you have special access related requirements or any technical difficulties using the online application form please email technical@lighthouse.org.uk.

There are three stages in the application process:

1. Complete the online Eligibility Questionnaire

In order to access the online Application Form you will first need to complete the Eligibility Questionnaire and provide information to demonstrate that you are eligible to apply.

2. Complete the online Application Form

Once you pass the Eligibility Questionnaire you will be sent a link to access the Application Form. You will then need to complete all the required sections and provide the requested supporting information and documents.

3. Complete the online Equality Monitoring Form

After completing the Application Form, you will be sent a link to the Equality Monitoring Form.

To start the application process please visit the Apply section

What Happens Next

Interviews

Interviews will take place in London or Brighton on 27, 28 & 29 May and 1, & 2 June 2015.

It will not be possible to conduct interviews outside of the dates specified above, so applicants should ensure that they are available on at least one of these days. Skype interviews can be accommodated if necessary, but shortlisted applicants should try to make themselves available for a face-to-face meeting.

Due to a tight timetable we are unable to give much advance notice for interviews – shortlisted candidates will be contacted the week before. The interview panels will include members of the Lighthouse management team and other industry professionals.

For invited candidates who live outside of London, pre-approved travel expenses will be reimbursed on production of receipts.

Selection

Applicants selected for the scheme will be notified by 5 June 2015. An introductory training day will be held on Thursday 11 June 2015. All selected participants are asked to attend this session if possible.

Selected participants will be required to pay an administration fee of £75 in order to confirm their place on the Guiding Lights scheme.

Due to the high volume of applications Guiding Lights receives, we will not be able to discuss or provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Key Dates

Application Deadline:
5pm, Wednesday 18 March 2015

Interviews:
27, 28, 29 May and 1,2 June 2015

Introductory Training Day**:
Thursday 11 June 2015

**All selected participants are requested to attend this training session if possible.

Enquiries

General enquiries about Guiding Lights, eligibility and applying to the scheme should be directed to:

Email: guiding@lighthouse.org.uk

If you experience technical difficulties when using the online application system please email:

Email: technical@lighthouse.org.uk

We will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. Please include a phone number in your email in case we need to contact you to discuss your query over the phone.

WRITERS – Eligibility & Application Information

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 18 March 2015. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances.

There are three stages in the application process:

1. Complete the online Eligibility Questionnaire
2. Complete the online Application Form
3. Complete the online Equality Monitoring Form

In order to access the online Application Form you will first need to complete the Eligibility Questionnaire and provide information to demonstrate that you are eligible to apply. Once you pass the Eligibility Questionnaire you will be sent a link to access the Application Form. After completing the Application Form, you will be sent a link to the Equality Monitoring Form.

To start the application process please visit the Apply section

WRITERS – Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you meet all three requirements below:

1) You have a writing credit on at least 2 pieces of eligible work, as defined below:

A produced short film which satisfies at least one of the following:

  • has been officially selected by a festival programmer for a festival on our approved list (see Appendix 2); or
  • has had a theatrical release; or
  • has been picked up for broadcast on television or online distribution; or
  • has a third party sales agency or distribution agreement in place.

and/or

A feature length screenplay which has received third party development funding, won a notable industry award or secured a place on a high-level development programme (see eligible awards and schemes in Appendix 3)

and/or

A long-form fictional work which has been optioned, commissioned or produced such as:

  • a feature-length screenplay; or
  • a TV drama (single episode min length 30mins, or multiple episodes total length min 30 mins); or
  • a published novel; or
  • a professionally produced play for theatre (minimum length 30mins); or
  • a radio drama (single episode min length 30mins, or multiple episodes total length min 30 mins).

2) You have written at least 1 feature-length script which you can send us for assessment (this does not need to have been produced or optioned or have received any funding/development support);

3) have at least 1 other feature-length script in development (this can be at synopsis, treatment or script stage).

WRITERS – Eligibility Questionnaire – Supporting Information

To demonstrate you satisfy the eligibility criteria, as set out above, you need to provide evidence of your 2 qualifying writer credits. This can include but is not limited to:

  • a scanned Option or Writer’s Agreement showing that your fictional long-form work has been optioned or commissioned;
  • a link or screen grab/scan of a qualifying festival programme (see Appendix 2);
  • official correspondence with a festival, or awards notification;
  • proof of your credit on a broadcast or theatrically released work (i.e. contracts or listings).

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email guiding@lighthouse.org.uk. We will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. Please include a phone number in your email in case we need to contact you to discuss your query over the phone.

WRITERS – Application Form

All disciplines are required to complete the Application Form in order to be eligible for consideration. Within the form, you will be required to answer the following six questions:

  • What qualities make you stand out in your specific discipline?
  • What challenges do you currently face in your career and how would the Guiding Lights scheme help you to overcome them?
  • What strategies have you used in the past to overcome any professional or personal obstacles?
  • What do you hope to gain from a mentor and how do you think they will help you to achieve your full potential?
  • How will you help make the mentoring partnership work?
  • Please choose a favourite film and explain why it inspires you.

WRITERS – Application Form – Supporting Documents

As well as completing the online Application Form you will be required to provide the following supporting documents:

  • a CV including filmography and/or past and current projects;
  • 1 feature-length screenplay;
  • the synopsis of another feature-length project you are developing (no longer than one page);
  • a letter of recommendation from a professional referee who has known you for at least 12 months and has worked with you in your capacity as a screenwriter. The letter should detail who they are, how they know you, and why you would be suitable for Guiding Lights.

DIRECTORS – Eligibility & Application Information

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 18 March 2015. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances.

There are three stages in the application process:

1. Complete the online Eligibility Questionnaire
2. Complete the online Application Form
3. Complete the online Equality Monitoring Form

In order to access the online Application Form you will first need to complete the Eligibility Questionnaire and provide information to demonstrate that you are eligible to apply. Once you pass the Eligibility Questionnaire you will be sent a link to access the Application Form. After completing the Application Form, you will be sent a link to the Equality Monitoring Form.

To start the application process please visit the Apply section

DIRECTORS – Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you meet both requirements below:

1) You have a directing credit on at least 2 pieces of screen-based work (excluding commercials and music videos), both of which satisfy at least one of the following:

  • has been officially selected by a festival programmer for a festival on our approved list (see Appendix 2); or
  • has had a theatrical release; or
  • has been commissioned for, or picked up for, broadcast on television or online distribution; or
  • has a third party sales agency or distribution agreement in place.

2) You have 2 examples of screen-based previous work, on which you are credited as sole director, which you can send us for assessment. The examples of work you submit should be those that best reflect your directorial abilities. They may be the films (or other screen-based work) that meet the eligibility criteria above, or completely different/more recent examples of your previous work.

DIRECTORS – Eligibility Questionnaire – Supporting Information

To demonstrate you satisfy the eligibility criteria, as set out above, you need to provide evidence of your 2 qualifying director credits. This can include but is not limited to:

  • a link or screen grab/scan of a qualifying festival programme (see Appendix 2);
  • correspondence with a festival, or awards notification;
  • proof of your credit on a broadcast or theatrically released work (i.e. contracts or listings);
  • a scanned third party distribution or sales agreement.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email guiding@lighthouse.org.uk. We will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. Please include a phone number in your email in case we need to contact you to discuss your query over the phone.

DIRECTORS – Application Form

All disciplines are required to complete the Application Form in order to be eligible for consideration. Within the form, you will be required to answer the following six questions:

  • What qualities make you stand out in your specific discipline?
  • What challenges do you currently face in your career and how would the Guiding Lights scheme help you to overcome them?
  • What strategies have you used in the past to overcome any professional or personal obstacles?
  • What do you hope to gain from a mentor and how do you think they will help you to achieve your full potential?
  • How will you help make the mentoring partnership work?
  • Please choose a favourite film and explain why it inspires you.

DIRECTORS – Application Form – Supporting Documents

In addition to completing the online Application Form, you will be required to upload the following supporting information:

  • a CV including filmography and/or past and current projects;
  • Links to or DVD copies of 2 examples of previous work, on which you are credited as sole director (these do not need to be the same as your eligible titles);
  • a letter of recommendation from a professional referee who has known you for at least 12 months and who has worked with you in your capacity as a director. The letter should detail who they are, how they know you, and why you would be suitable for Guiding Lights;

DVD copies

Online links are the preferred method of receiving examples of previous work, but if you are sending DVDs please label them with your name, discipline and contact details and post to:

Guiding Lights
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton BN1 4AJ

Due to limited resources we are unable to return submitted DVDs unless you enclose a SAE. Please ensure you provide the correct amount of postage – Lighthouse does not accept responsibility for returned materials lost in the post.

PRODUCERS – Eligibility & Application Information

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 18 March 2015. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstances.

There are three stages in the application process:

1. Complete the online Eligibility Questionnaire
2. Complete the online Application Form
3. Complete the online Equality Monitoring Form

In order to access the online Application Form you will first need to complete the Eligibility Questionnaire and provide information to demonstrate that you are eligible to apply. Once you pass the Eligibility Questionnaire you will be sent a link to access the Application Form. After completing the Application Form, you will be sent a link to the Equality Monitoring Form.

To start the application process please visit the Apply section

PRODUCERS – Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you meet all three requirements below:

1) You have a producing credit (as producer, co-producer, executive producer, or line producer) on at least 2 pieces of screen-based work (excluding commercials and music videos), both of which satisfy at least one of the following:

  • has been officially selected by a festival programmer for a festival on our approved list (see Appendix 2); or
  • has had a theatrical release; or
  • has been commissioned for, or picked up for, broadcast on television or online distribution; or
  • has a third party sales agency or distribution agreement in place.

2) You have 2 examples of previous screen-based work, on which you are credited as Producer, Co-producer, Executive Producer, or Line Producer, which you can send us for assessment. The examples of work you submit should be those that best reflect your producing abilities. They may be the films (or other screen-based work) that meet the eligibility criteria above, or completely different/more recent examples of your previous work.

3) You have a slate of feature film projects in development, on which you are the lead producer on at least two.

PRODUCERS – Eligibility Questionnaire – Supporting Information

To demonstrate you satisfy the eligibility criteria, as set out above, you need to provide evidence of your 2 qualifying producer credits. This can include but is not limited to:

  • a link or screen grab/scan of a qualifying festival programme (see Appendix 2);
  • correspondence with a festival, or awards notification;
  • proof of your credit on a broadcast or theatrically released work (i.e. contracts or listings);
  • a scanned third party distribution or sales agreement.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email guiding@lighthouse.org.uk. We will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. Please include a phone number in your email in case we need to contact you to discuss your query over the phone.

PRODUCERS – Application Form

All disciplines are required to complete the Application Form in order to be eligible for consideration. Within the form, you will be required to answer the following six questions:

  • What qualities make you stand out in your specific discipline?
  • What challenges do you currently face in your career and how would the Guiding Lights scheme help you to overcome them?
  • What strategies have you used in the past to overcome any professional or personal obstacles?
  • What do you hope to gain from a mentor and how do you think they will help you to achieve your full potential?
  • How will you help make the mentoring partnership work?
  • Please choose a favourite film and explain why it inspires you.

PRODUCERS – Application Form – Supporting Documents

In addition to completing the online Application Form, you will be required to upload the following supporting information:

  • a CV including filmography and/or past and current projects;
  • Links to or DVD copies of 2 examples of previous work, on which you have a producing credit (these do not need to be the same as your eligible titles);
  • a letter of recommendation from a professional referee who has known you for at least 12 months and who has worked with you In your capacity as a producer. The letter should detail who they are, how they know you, and why you would be suitable for Guiding Lights;

DVD copies

Online links are the preferred method of receiving examples of previous work, but if you are sending DVDs please label them with your name, discipline and contact details and post to:

Guiding Lights
Lighthouse
28 Kensington Street
Brighton BN1 4AJ

Due to limited resources we are unable to return submitted DVDs unless you enclose a SAE. Please ensure you provide the correct amount of postage – Lighthouse does not accept responsibility for returned materials lost in the post.

EXHIBITION PROFESSIONALS – Eligibility & Application Information

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 18 March 2015. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.

There are three stages in the application process:

1. Complete the online Eligibility Questionnaire
2. Complete the online Application Form
3. Complete the online Equality Monitoring Form

In order to access the online Application Form you will first need to complete the Eligibility Questionnaire and provide information to demonstrate that you are eligible to apply. Once you pass the Eligibility Questionnaire you will be sent a link to access the Application Form. After completing the Application Form, you will be sent a link to the Equality Monitoring Form.

To start the application process please visit the Apply section

EXHIBITION PROFESSIONALS – Eligibility

This year we are again partnering with the Film Hub South East (FHSE) – part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) – to support the participation of two professionals working in exhibition in the South East region. The areas of focus and type of roles we are looking to support may include but are not limited to:

  • Cinema managers
  • Cinema marketing managers
  • Programmers
  • Community cinema directors/managers
  • Freelancers working within the cultural exhibition sector
  • Film festival directors/producers/programmers

You are eligible to apply if you meet both requirements below:

1) You are working in exhibition in the South East region, defined for these purposes as Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex*.

**The specificity of location is due to the nature of the funding that will support the participation of the Exhibition Professionals.

2) You have at least 2 years of professional experience of working within film exhibition in the capacity in which you are applying.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please email guiding@lighthouse.org.uk. We will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. Please include a phone number in your email in case we need to contact you to discuss your query over the phone.

EXHIBITION PROFESSIONALS – Application Form

All disciplines are required to complete the Application Form in order to be eligible for consideration. Within the form, you will be required to answer the following questions.

All disciplines are required to complete the Application Form in order to be eligible for consideration. Within the form, you will be required to answer the following six questions:

  • What qualities make you stand out in your specific discipline?
  • What challenges do you currently face in your career and how would the Guiding Lights scheme help you to overcome them?
  • What strategies have you used in the past to overcome any professional or personal obstacles?
  • What do you hope to gain from a mentor and how do you think they will help you to achieve your full potential?
  • How will you help make the mentoring partnership work?
  • What is your view on the exhibition sector in the UK right now?

EXHIBITION PROFESSIONALS – Application Form – Supporting Documents

As well as completing the online Application Form you will be required to provide the following supporting documents:

  • a CV;
  • a letter of recommendation from a professional referee who has known you for at least 12 months and who has worked with you in the capacity of exhibition professional. The letter should detail who they are, how they know you, and why you would be suitable for Guiding Lights.


Appendix 1: Equal Opportunities

Accessibility

Guiding Lights aims to help improve diversity within the UK film industry by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their careers.

To ensure equality of opportunity, access will be facilitated in the following ways:

  • all guidelines and information regarding the scheme are available in large print format and can be downloaded from the Guiding Lights website here ;
  • individual needs of applicants will be discussed once they have reached the shortlist stage, prior to interview;
  • we have a budget allocation for BSL interpreters and associated travel and subsistence costs;
  • all networking events and training sessions are held in venues which are wheelchair accessible.

Travel and Accommodation Costs

Financial assistance is available for a variety of access related costs including travel, subsistence and childcare, but applicants should note that we are only able to provide support to those who really need it. This will be determined on a means tested basis.

Participants who are not eligible for financial assistance will be expected to cover any travel and accommodation costs incurred when meeting with their mentor.

The programme also includes a trip to Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, for which we are able to cover accommodation and provide travel bursaries.

Every effort will be made to ensure selected applicants are able to participate in the full range of programme activities. Shortlisted candidates will be able to discuss their specific circumstances with the project management team once invited to interview.

Equality Monitoring Information

Due to the nature of the funding of Guiding Lights, this information will be made available to project partners for monitoring and reporting purposes only. Although it is not compulsory, we would be grateful if you would complete the form we send you to ensure compliance with our Equal Opportunities policy. The form link will be sent to you upon receipt of your application form, and will remain anonymous and separate to your application.


Appendix 2: Approved Festivals and Awards

AbilityFest: India Int. Disability Film Festival
Academia De Las Artes Y Ciencias Cinematograficas De España
Académie Des Arts Et Techniques Du Cinéma (César)
Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television (Genie)
Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences (Students)
AFI Fest (Los Angeles)
African Diaspora Film Festival
African Int. Film Festival – Nigeria
Almaty Int. Film Festival Eurasia (Kazakhstan)
American Black Film Festival
Amsterdam Int. Documentary Film Festival
Angers Premiers Plans
Anima Mundi
Anima – Brussels Festival of Cartoons and Animated Films
Animafest Zagreb – World Festival of Animated Film
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Annecy Festival Int. Du Cinema D’Animation
Antalya Golden Orange (Altın Portakal) Film Festival
Aspen Shortsfest
Astana Int. Action Film Festival
Athens Int. Film & Video Festival (Ohio)
Atlanta Film Festival
Austin Film Festival
BAFTA – nominee
BAFTA Cymru – nominee
BAFTA Scotland – nominee
Berlin Int. Film Festival
Bermuda Int. Film Festival
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
BFM Int. Film Festival
Bilbao Int. Festival of Documentary and Short Films
Birds Eye View Film Festival (London)
Bite The Mango Film Festival
Bogota Film Festival
Breaking Down Barriers Disability Film Fest Moscow
Brest European Short Film Festival
British Animation Festival
Brooklyn Int. Film Festival
British Independent Film Awards
Brussels Int. Fantastic Film Festival
Cairo Int. Film Festival
Cambridge (UK) Film Festival
Cannes Int. Film Festival
Cartagena Int. Film Festival
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (Canada)
Chicago Int. Film Festival
Chicago Int. Children’s Film Festival
Cinanima Int. Animation Film Festival
Cinema Jove Int. Film Festival (Valencia)
Cinequest Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival
Cleveland Int. Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
Courmayeur Noir In Festival
CPH:Dox (Copenhagen Int. Doc Film Festival)
Creiteil Int. Women’s Film Festival
David Di Donatello Award [Academia Del Cinema It]
Deaffest, Wolverhampton Deaf Film and TV Festival
Deafroc, Deaf Rochester Film Festival
Docuweeks (Int. Documentary Assoc. NY & LA)
DocsBarcelona (Int. Documentary Film Festival)
DOK Leipzig (Int. Leipzig Festival for Doc & Animation)
Donosita San Sebastian Int. Film Festival
Dubai Int. Film Festival
Durban Int. Film Festival
Eat Our Shorts Student Film Festival
Edinburgh Int. Film Festival
Encounters Int. Short Film Festival
Era New Horizons Int. Film Festival (Wroclaw)
European Film Awards
FESPACO – Pan-African Film And Television Fest
Festival de Cine de Huesca
Festoria Int. Film Festival (Portugal)
FIFF Namur
Flanders Int. Film Festival (Ghent)
Flickerfest Int. Australian Short Film Festival
Florida Film Festival
Foyle Film Festival
Frameline San Francisco Int. LGBT Film Festival
Full Frame Documentary Film Fest (N. Carolina)
Galway Film Fleadh
Gijon Int. Film Festival for Young People
Gothenburg Int. Film Festival
Guanajuato Int. Film Festival, Expresion En Corto
Hamburg Int. Short Film Festival
Hamburg Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Hamptons Int. Film Festival
Haugesund, The Norwegian Int. Film Festival
Heartland Film Festival
Hiroshima Int. Animation Festival
Hollywood Black Film Festival
Hong Kong Int. Film Festival
Hot Docs – Canadian Int. Doc Festival
Huesca Int. Film Festival
Human Rights Watch Int. Film Festival
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (Melbourne)
Int. Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA)
Int. Film Festival Of India (Goa)
Int. Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)
Istanbul Int. Film Festival
Jarman Awards
Jeonju Int. Film Festival
Karlovy Vary Int. Film Festival
Kiev Int. Film Festival
Kolkata Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival
Leeds Film Festival
Leuven Short Film Festival
Locarno Int. Film Festival
London Int. Documentary Festival
London’s Int. Disability Film Festival
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Film Festival
Los Angeles Int. Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Latino Int. Film Festival
Mar Del Plata Int. Film Festival
Mecal Int. Short Film Festival (Barcelona)
Melbourne Int. Film Festival
Message To Man Film Int. Documentary, Short and Animated Films Festival (St Petersberg)
Milan African, Asian & Latin American Film Fest
Mix Brasil Cinema and Video Fest. Of Sexual Diversity
Molodist Int. Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema
Morelia Int. Film Festival
Moscow Int. Film Festival
Mostra of Valencia Cinema of Mediterrani
Mumbai Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
New York African Film Festival
New York Int. Children’s Film Festival
Nordisk Panorama – 5 Cities Film Festival
Oberhausen Int. Short Film Festival
Oska Bright Film Festival
Ottawa Int. Animation Festival
‘Out In Africa’ South African Gay And Lesbian Film Festival
Palm Springs Int. Shorts Festival
Pan African Film And Arts Festival (Los Angeles)
Pusan Int. Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
Rio De Janeiro Int. Short Film Festival
Rhode Island Int. Film Festival
Rotterdam Int. Film Festival
Rushes Soho Shorts Festival
San Francisco Int. Film Festival
San Francisco South Asian Int. Film Festival
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival
São Paulo Int. Film Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival
Seattle Int. Film Festival
Shanghai Int. Film Festival
Sheffield Doc/Fest
Short and Animated Film Festival (Russia)
Shortshorts Film Festival (California)
Show Me Shorts Film Festival (New Zealand)
Silverdocs Doc Film Festival (Washington DC)
Siggraph (Computer Animation Festival)
Sitges Int. Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
Slamdance Film Festival
Sofia Int. Film Festival
South Asian Int. Film Festival
South By Southwest Film
Sprout Film Festival, New York
St Louis Int. Film Festival
St. Kilda Film Festival (Australia)
Stockholm Int. Film Festival
Stuttgart Int. Animation Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Superfest Int. Disability Film Festival
Sydney Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Tampere Int. Short Film Festival
Telluride Film Festival
The Other Film Festival Australia
Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival
Tokyo Int. Film Festival
Torino Film Festival
Toronto Int. Film Festival
Transilvania Int. Film Festival (Romania)
Tribeca Film Festival
Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
Tróia Int. Film Festival
True/False Film Festival (Columbia, Missouri)
Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival
Urbanworld Film Festival, New York
USA Film Festival. National Short Film & Video Competition
Venice Int. Film Festival
Viennale, Vienna Int. Film Festival
Virgin Media Shorts – People’s Choice or Grand Prize
Warsaw Film Festival
Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film


Appendix 3: Approved Screenwriting Awards and Development Schemes

Competitions

• American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
• Austin Screenwriting Competition – Austin Film Festival
BAFTA Breakthrough Brits
BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum
• Big Bear Screenwriting Competition – Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
• Bluecat
• ‘From Short to Long’, Clermont Ferrand
• John Brabourne Award
• Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
• Page International Screenwriting Awards
• Shore Scripts
• Screenwriters’ Goldmine
• Script Pipeline
• Slamdance Screenplay Competition
• The Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
• The Nick Darke Awards
• Tracking B
• Write Now

Development Schemes

• Binger Lab
• Cinéfondation, Cannes
• CineStory Foundation Retreat and Fellowship
• Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship
EIFF Talent Lab
• Film London Microwave Development Scheme
• iFeatures Development Programme
LFS Hothouse
• Rocliffe Writing Forum
• Screen Yorkshire Triangle Scheme
• Screenwriting Lab – LA Film Festival
• Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab
• Torino Film Lab
• Toronto International Film Festival Lab
• The Bureau Save Our Scripts





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