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New Talent Mentorship Scheme

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 funded by The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and the William Grant Foundation.

About the scheme

The mentorship provides practical support and training for filmmaking professionals over a period of six months. Eight successful applicants are 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 2024.

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.

Please get in touch with if you have any questions about the scheme.

If you are a filmmaker and would like to be a mentor, please email

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