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New Talent Mentorship Scheme

Applications for the third edition of Glasgow Film Festival’s New Talent Mentorship Scheme are now OPEN. Applications close on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 12pm (noon).


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 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 2023.

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 close on Thursday 22 September 2022 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 Samantha.Bennett@GlasgowFilm.org if you have any questions about the scheme or the application.


This New Talent Mentorship Scheme is funded by The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and the William Grant Foundation

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