Guiding Lights 2013
Guiding Lights 2013

Guiding Lights 2013 - update

10 January 2013

We're delighted to announce that we've selected 12 new recruits to the Guiding Lights scheme.

In response to a call-out issued in September, over 310 submissions were received for this year’s scheme. Following an intensive assessment period, just under 40 candidates were interviewed, with 12 participants then selected from one of the strongest years yet. A huge thank you to everyone who applied!

The Guiding Lights team were truly inspired by the level of talent, commitment and achievement demonstrated by all the individuals they met, and excited to see the excellent quality and range of work being produced.

We’re also very pleased to be working with the Irish Film Board and FÁS Screen Training Ireland again this year, whose support means that the scheme will include another two Irish filmmakers alongside the 10 UK participants. A highlight during the assessment process was a day of interviews in Dublin, where the team received a warm welcome and met an exceptionally talented group of candidates.

Much excitement lies ahead as we gear up to announce the names of the 12 new recruits at the end of this month. Please watch this space for further updates!

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.

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. Guiding Lights is also supported for the second year running by Irish Film Board and FÁS Screen Training Ireland.

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