03 December, 2009

Guiding Lights

  • Are you a talented, ambitious filmmaker with at least two years professional experience?

  • Have you reached a critical point in your career where high quality industry support would help you reach the next level?

  • Would a mentor’s expert guidance enable you to achieve your full potential?
If so, Guiding Lights is for you.

Following two successful rounds of Guiding Lights, we are looking for another 25 up-and-coming film professionals to match with top industry talent. Successful applicants will benefit from 12 months of one-to-one mentor support from an established practitioner. Previous mentors include Danny Boyle, Paul Greengrass, Gurinda Chadha, Kenneth Branagh, Alison Owen, Christopher Hampton and Bill Nicholson.

We welcome applications from across the community and will select participants from a range of industry disciplines. The scheme is open to directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers and professionals working in sales, distribution, exhibition, marketing, publicity and business affairs.

Please check the website www.guiding-lights.org.uk for eligibility criteria, guidelines and FAQs


1pm, Wednesday 23rd December 2009

“Having a formal bond where someone learning about their chosen career in the industry has ongoing advice from someone with great experience is invaluable and helps demystify all our roles.”

Tim Bevan, Working Title Films

“Not only has the relationship with my mentor been invaluable in terms of increased knowledge, it has also given me greater confidence in my abilities, focused my future aims and helped me visualise a successful career – which is key to making it happen.”

Faye Gilbert (mentored by Danny Boyle, Guiding Lights 08/09)


01273 686320
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