Photo: Silver Light by Floriana/iStock
Photo: Silver Light by Floriana/iStock

GUIDING LIGHTS 9: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS


13 March 2017

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

The Guiding Lights 8 mentees
The Guiding Lights 8 mentees

Launched in 2006, Guiding Lights supports upcoming filmmakers and professionals through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities.

For the ninth edition of the scheme, we are looking for a new group of directors, writers and producers.

First launched in 2006, Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme. Majority funded by Creative Skillset, the programme supports upcoming filmmakers and professionals through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities.

Since its launch, Guiding Lights has worked with a host of exceptionally talented mentees, many of whom have been nominated for or won BAFTAs, BIFAs, Emmys and Oscars, amongst other leading industry awards.

During their time on the scheme, each mentee is matched with a leading film industry professional who provides advice and guidance over a nine-month period. The last Guiding Lights scheme saw, amongst others, Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years), Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant) and Tessa Ross (Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years A Slave) join an illustrious list of former mentors, including Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Hossein Amini, Sam Mendes, Walter Murch, Joanna Hogg, Alex Garland, Abi Morgan, Nira Park and Kenneth Branagh.

FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY.
The deadline for applications for Guiding Lights 9 is 5pm, Monday 13 March 2017.

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


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