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Time to say hello to Scottish Screen? ( 13/06/2008 )

Time to say hello to Scottish Screen?

With an astonishingly packed programme of films and events at the 62nd helping of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, we'll understand if you don't have time to say hello to Scottish Screen.

With this in mind, we've made it really difficult for you not to.

Scottish Screen Stand
Scottish Screen representatives will be at the Scottish Screen stand from 18 until 29 June 2008 and will be full of useful information and guidance to all delegates. The opening hours are 9.30am-5.30pm. Please drop by with any query and we will be happy to assist.

Happy Hour Drinks
If you don't catch us at the Scottish Screen stand, feel free to join us for Happy Hour Drinks at the Delegate Centre each night from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. They are themed, friendly and, best of all, free to all EIFF delegates. 

Happy Hour Drinks are on:

19 June - Animation in association with the Scottish Animation Group
20 June - Trailblazers in association with EIFF Trailblazers
21 June - Talent in association with 4 Talent
22 June - Special Effects in association with Artem
23 June - Stone of Destiny in association with Tods Murray LLP
24 June - Short Film in association with Panalux
25 June - Classic Film in association with Park Circus
26 June - Highlands and Islands in association with Highlands and Islands Enterprise
27 June - Training in association with Creative Loop
28 June - Documentary in association with Sheffield Doc/Fest

Industry Events
The serious talking comes in at our two not-to-be-missed seminars that will introduce Scottish writers, directors, producers and actors to the people who can help them make it big, whatever their talent.

US Agent - Good Guy or Bad Guy?
Date: Friday 20 June 2008
Time: 12noon
Venue: Henry Irving Room, The Lyceum Theatre
Info: Part of the EIFF Industry Events Programme and available to all EIFF pass holders.

Attracting a US Agent is no mean feat, but if you can secure one you could be opening doors to a whole world and an exciting career progression.  Or, the whole thing could take you down a road you never imagined. Getting an agent is not the only thing - it's understanding how they and the whole US system works. Hear about it straight from the horse's mouth.

Come and say hello to our panel: Chris Waitt, fresh from a Sundance Jury Prize nomination for his documentary, A Complete History of My Sexual Failures; Justin Molotnikov, director of Shoebox Zoo and one half of Glasgow Production powerhouse, Synchronicity Films; and Robert Murphy, established writer whose credits include: Cape Wrath, Murder City, Rebus and feature film The Near Room.

Actor? Director?
Date: Sunday 22 June 2008
Time: 11am
Venue: Wyndham Room, The Lyceum Theatre
Info: Part of EIFF Industry Events Programme and available to all EIFF pass holders.

Do you have ambitions to turn your acting career into a directing career? Will acting experience give you the edge as a director? Are your favourite directors former actors? Or, is there much more to directing than just performance?

These are just some of the questions we will put to our panel of illustrious actors and directors. Come and meet actors turned directors, Kenny Glenaan (Summer, This is Not a Love Song and Silent Scream), Charles Martin Smith (Stone of Destiny, The Untouchables and Ally McBeal) and David McKay (High Times, My Name is Joe and Braveheart) along with actor Steve Evets (Summer, Looking for Eric and Shameless).

Scottish Screen is also participating in the following UK Film Council event:

Meet the Funders
Date: Monday 23 June 2008
Time: 10am-1pm
Venue: Delegate Centre Penthouse, Point Conference Centre, 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AF

Come and meet production executives from the UK Film Council, Scottish Screen, Film4, BBC Films and national and regional screen agencies. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how they invest in films and film talent, what they are looking for creatively and to find out how their funding processes work. Brief panel presentations will be followed by a round table networking session.

Open to all EIFF delegates. Space is limited and priority will be given to producers with part-financed projects in development. Please sign up at the delegate centre.

Made in Scotland
Our tribute to the Scotland's phenomenal filmmaking talent. Made in Scotland is the publication promoting Scotland's screen industries at home and internationally. Copies will be in the EIFF delegate packs and otherwise, available from the Scottish Screen stand or as a download from

Have a great Festival. We hope to see you all there.

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