It’s been a busy nine months for the mentors and mentees of Guiding Lights: Feature Focus, a new iteration of the Guiding Lights scheme that supports filmmakers making their first feature film. In this post we look back at their recent achievements, and hear about their highlights from the scheme.
ALUMNI BECOME MENTORS ON NEW EDITION OF GUIDING LIGHTS
Guiding Lights: Feature Focus is a new iteration of Lighthouse’s flagship mentoring scheme, aimed at filmmakers making their first feature, who will be mentored by talented and experienced Guiding Lights alumni.
GUIDING LIGHTS: WHY THE HELL AM I DOING THIS? NICKY LIANOS ON FINDING INSPIRATION AT GALWAY FILM FLEADH
Throughout the ninth edition of our film mentoring programme, Guiding Lights, the mentees are writing about their journeys and experiences. In July, the group went to Galway Film Fleadh where they took part in industry events, a masterclass, and pitched projects at the Marketplace. Award-winning director Nicky Lianos tells us about her experience.
GUIDING LIGHTS 8 MENTEES: HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
It’s been a busy and successful year for the 17 film directors, producers, writers and exhibitors who took part in the eighth edition of Guiding Lights during 2016-2017. We look back at their recent achievements and exciting new projects, and hear about their highlights from the scheme.
SCREEN TRAINING IRELAND TO SUPPORT AN IRISH WRITER ON GUIDING LIGHTS 2017
We're pleased to announce that Screen Training Ireland, part of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB), is supporting an Irish writer to participate in the ninth edition of Guiding Lights, the UK’s most prestigious film mentoring scheme.
GUIDING LIGHTS: CHI THAI ON CROWDFUNDING AND THE MERCURY 13
Even once they've left the programme, we like to keep track of what previous Guiding Lights participants are up to. Here, Guiding Lights 7 producer Chi Thai talks about crowdfunding The Purple Plain, a film inspired by the Mercury 13.
GUIDING LIGHTS: PAVEN VIRK AT GALWAY FILM FESTIVAL. A MOTHER AND SON EXPERIENCE.
Throughout our eighth Guiding Lights film mentoring programme, we're running a series of articles giving insight into the participants’ journeys and experiences.
Named one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Paven Virk has taken part in Working Title’s residency at the Hay Festival, and is currently developing Muslim Girls with Ecosse Films, a music film, Bhangra, with producer Jeffrey Taylor, and the life story of iconic singer, actress and author Pauline Black, best known for her role as the lead singer of ska group The Selector.
GUIDING LIGHTS 8: NEW MENTEES AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS
Following a highly competitive selection process, with more than 215 applications received from across the UK and Ireland, Lighthouse and Creative Skillset are delighted to reveal the new participants to join the eighth edition of the UK’s most prestigious mentoring scheme.
As we welcome the new Guiding Lights 8 mentees, we look back at the highlights and achievements of the 15 writers, directors, producers and exhibitors who took part in the seventh edition of the scheme, during 2015-2016.
Over the years, Guiding Lights participants have achieved great BAFTA success, with their films receiving numerous awards and nominations – a testament to the calibre of both the mentors and mentees who take part – and 2016 is no exception.