Guiding Lights 5 Mentees
Guiding Lights 5 Mentees

GUIDING LIGHTS 5




AS GUIDING LIGHTS 5 DRAWS TO A CLOSE, WE CELEBRATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROGRESS OF THIS YEAR’S MENTEES.


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 5 saw yet another exceptional slate of writers, directors and producers work together with highly experienced industry professionals to develop their creative projects and benefit from expert one-to-one support and guidance.

This year’s mentors are: Lenny Abrahamson, Andrea Calderwood, Lucinda Coxon, William Davies, Joanna Hogg, Bart Layton, David Mackenzie, John Madden, Nira Park, Oliver Parker, Jim Sheridan and Robyn Slovo.

We’re very pleased with the success of this year’s mentorships, and to celebrate, we hosted a special reception on Wednesday 20 November in London. As we look back at the progress and achievements of all those involved, below is a series of spotlight pieces which focus on the individual stories and developments of all the participants.

1: Henry Darke, Lucy Moore, Andy Yerlett and Jessica Levick

2: Afarin Eghbal, Martin Wallace, Alexa Seligman and Andrew Lang

3: Laura Smith, Thomas Martin, Rob Watson, and Carmel Winters.

You can also read more about each mentee and their current projects here.

This year, Guiding Lights continued to build on its international partnerships, working again with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and Screen Training Ireland. As well as providing access to a wider network and pool of expertise, the link-up with Ireland included a trip to Galway for the Film Fleadh, where the participants attended screenings, meetings and networked with a broad spectrum of industry professionals from the UK, US and Europe.

Guiding Lights is run by Lighthouse, and supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI, and through the Skills Investment Fund. The scheme is also part funded for a second year by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board through Screen Training Ireland, and is sponsored by STUDIOCANAL.


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