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Guiding Lights

Guiding Lights 2013 - Irish Call For Applications


07 August 2015

In partnership with FÁS Screen Training Ireland and Bórd Scannánna hÉireann/Irish Film Board we are pleased to be able to offer support for two eligible Irish applicants to participate in the next edition of Guiding Lights. We are now accepting applications from Irish writers and directors and will select one from each discipline.

Applications for Guiding Lights 2013 have now opened for Ireland Applicants.
We are delighted to be partnering with FÁS Screen Training Ireland and Bórd Scannánna hÉireann/Irish Film Board to offer support for two eligible Irish applicants to participate in the next edition of Guiding Lights. We are now accepting applications from Irish writers and directors and will select one from each discipline. Please click here for further information about applying.

Please note that applications have now closed for UK applicants.
A huge thank you to everyone who applied, we received over 250 submissions and are now in full assessment mode. Shortlisted applicants will be informed in December of their interview date.

Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme. Aimed at writers, directors and producers already actively developing a career in features, it provides support through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities.

First launched in 2006, Guiding Lights has created 88 mentorships between promising film talent and some of the industry’s most prominent names. Past mentors include Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Sam Mendes, Julian Fellowes, Paul Greengrass, Alex Garland, Abi Morgan and Kenneth Branagh. To read more about the individuals previously involved, please see the Mentors & Mentees section.

Following four successful rounds of the scheme, we are again looking for 12 emerging screenwriters, directors and producers to match with top industry talent. Successful applicants will benefit from 9 months of one-to-one mentor support, and participation in the other aspects of the programme.

Guiding Lights is run by Lighthouse, and majority funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy. The Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund.

All information is available in large print format. Copies can be downloaded here.


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