Guiding Lights
Guiding Lights

GUIDING LIGHTS: CONNECTING TALENT AT ENCOUNTERS 2017

23RD SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL


21 SEPTEMBER 2017
WATERSHED, BRISTOL


IN CONVERSATION WITH GUIDING LIGHTS TALENT


Join us at Encounters, at Watershed in Bristol, on Thursday 21st September for a discussion with film talent who have taken part in Guiding Lights, the UK film industry’s leading mentoring scheme.

Alex Thiele – former Guiding Lighter and current co-manager of the scheme. Photo Zoe Manders
Alex Thiele – former Guiding Lighter and current co-manager of the scheme. Photo Zoe Manders

The panel discussion is part of the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival three-day programme, which presents a diverse selection of short film screenings, feature films, guest film programmes, special guests, Q&As and gala events alongside an intensive industry event programme with high level masterclasses and workshops.

Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s leading mentoring scheme, pairing upcoming film talent with high-level industry mentors, such as Danny Boyle, Tessa Ross, Lenny Abrahamson, Asif Kapadia, Abi Morgan, Andrew Haigh, Walter Murch, Clio Barnard and many more.

As well as forging busy careers in the film industry, many of our alumni have returned to be part of the Guiding Lights assessment and selection process, with some also going on to set up their own talent support initiatives, including Raising Films and Cinesisters.

Informed by their experiences on both sides of the fence, the former mentees discuss the benefits of mentoring, the highs and lows of professional development, and the power of peer-to-peer support.

“I’m stronger, more knowledgeable and know more people in the UK industry. I’m certain I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now without Guiding Lights introducing me to Roger Michell. " – Nicola Mills – Guiding Lights alumni

PANEL
Chair: Will Massa (Curator of Contemporary Fiction Film, BFI and board member at Encounters Festival)
Jessica Levick – Producer (Associate Producer on the BIFA nominated feature film Legacy)
Nicola Mills – Writer (Founding member of Cinesisters)
Jack Weatherley – Writer/Director (MovieScope’s ‘director to watch’)
Alex Thiele – Producer (The Book of Gabrielle) and Guiding Lights Co-manager

EVENT DETAILS AND BOOKING
Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Time: 5-6pm
Venue: Watershed, Waterside 2, Bristol
Tickets: Free. If you are a festival pass holder you can book your free ticket for this event from 9am on the day of the event by logging in here.

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