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New Talent Mentorship Scheme 2021

Applications for the second edition of Glasgow Film Festival’s New Talent Mentorship Scheme are now CLOSED.



The New Talent Mentorship Scheme is for emerging professionals working in film, high-end television, or animation, from backgrounds currently unrepresented in the industry.

This scheme is sponsored by MUBI, in association with ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills Programme using Funds from the National Lottery. ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries.


About the scheme

The mentorship will provide practical support and training for filmmaking professionals over a period of six months. Eight successful applicants will be assigned mentors with expertise in their chosen field of screenwriting, directing or producing, who they will meet with once a month on an agreed date. Successful mentees will also receive complementary accreditation for Glasgow Film Festival 2022.

The Talent Mentorship Scheme is open to all people from under-represented backgrounds, including (but not limited to) those from minority ethnic groups, LGBTQIA+, low or no income backgrounds, and people with disabilities. You must currently live in Scotland, be over 18, and not in full-time education.

You will have worked on one or more short films in your chosen field and are now looking for support to progress in a filmmaking career. You may be currently working on developing a film project, or looking to make next steps in building on your experience and accessing opportunities.

How to apply

Applications closed on Tuesday 10 August 2021 at 12pm (noon).

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a short interview via Zoom - we will be in touch directly regarding any access requirements you may have.

Please get in touch with Emma.vanderPutten@GlasgowFilm.org if you have any questions about the scheme or the application.


This New Talent Mentorship Scheme is sponsored by MUBI, in association with ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills Programme using Funds from the National Lottery.

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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