Creative Europe Desk UK @ EIFF
The Creative Europe Desk UK team will be in attendance at the 2019 of the Edinburgh International Festival, the world's longest continually-running film festival. Find us at the following events:
BFI NETWORK Roundtables
21 June 2019 - 2:45pm to 4:00pm at the Traverse Theatre
Delegates are encouraged to sign up for this roundtable event and partake in up to three 20 minute sessions, looking at the trajectory of making a film. Each table will focus on the different stages of filmmaking - from financing and development, through to production and festival and distribution strategy. Our Promotions Coordinator Nicole Davis will be taking part in Roundtable 6: Professional Development together with Jo Duncombe (Film Programme Manager, British Council) and Arlen Barke (Project Officer, Scottish Film Talent Network)
EIFF Passholders should apply via Eventbrite for the individual roundtables. There may also be limited places available on the day on a first-come first-served basis.
Creative Europe Desk UK at EIFF: The Case for International Co-Production
24 June 2019 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm at the Traverse Theatre
Creative Europe returns to Edinburgh International Film Festival with an event looking at the co-production landscape in the UK through a case study of Sacha Polak's Dirty God.
International co-production is an increasingly frequent way of funding a film, but not without its challenges. In this session we'll learn about how the producers came together and financed the film, and explore some of the the do's and don’ts of co-production. Producer Marleen Slot (Dirty God, Neon Bull, Zagros) will discuss how she tackled initial funding barriers and assessed the financial and creative gain for their film. Marleen with be in conversation with with Isabel Davis (Executive Director at Screen Scotland).
The film had it's world-premiere as the opening film of the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and was in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Dirty God arrives at Edinburgh Filmhouse on 1 July and is a co-produciton between Amsterdam-based Viking Film, with the UK’s EMU Films, Belgium’s A Private View and Ireland’s Savage Productions.
The panel will be followed by Networking Drinks in the Traverse bar.
One to Ones
25 June 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Traverse Theatre
You can also ign up for a focused meeting with Creative Europe’s Alberto Valverde to get professional advice and discuss your projects. You may only sign up for one session per expert. Alberto is Creative Europe Desk UK - Scotland's MEDIA Officer and is responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme in Scotland.
EIFF Passholders can sign up for three one-to-one meetings in total with a maximum on one meeting per expert. More information is available here.