Guiding Lights 9 mentee – Nicky Lianos. Photo by Zoe Manders.

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.

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Guiding Lights 8 Mentees

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.

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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.

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GUIDING LIGHTS 9: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

We’re pleased to announce that Guiding Lights – the UK’s most prestigious film mentoring scheme – is open for submissions.

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Andrew Haigh, Geraldine James and crew in between scenes on '45 Years'. Photo: Agatha A. Nitecka

GUIDING LIGHTS 8 MENTORS ANNOUNCED

A new cohort of prestigious mentors join the eighth edition of Guiding Lights, the UK film industry’s leading mentoring scheme.

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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.

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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.

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Top left-bottom right: Ohna Falby, Ailbhe Keogan, Lindsey Dryden, Brian Martin, Kara Smith, Matthew Hellett, Julia Stovell, Becky Bruzas, Sarah Brocklehurst, Jude Goldrei, Ruth Paxton, Lizzie Brown, Aleem Khan, Kate Dolan, Baff Akoto, Paven Virk

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.

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GUIDING LIGHTS 7: LOOKING BACK ON A BUSY YEAR

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.

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BAFTA NOMINATIONS FOR GUIDING LIGHTERS

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.

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GUIDING LIGHTS 8: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

We’re pleased to announce that Guiding Lights – the UK’s most prestigious film mentoring scheme – is now open for submissions.

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GUIDING LIGHTS: MATTHEW ORTON ON AGENTS, MGM AND SAUSAGES

Throughout our seventh Guiding Lights film mentoring programme, we're running a series of articles giving insight into the participants’ journeys and experiences.

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