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Aims of the Talent Mentorship Scheme

The Talent Mentorship Scheme is run by Glasgow Film, a charity which also runs Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and Glasgow Film Festival (GFF). Glasgow Film plays a leading role in cultural life for the city of Glasgow, for Scotland, for the UK and internationally. We provide an independent film programme for diverse audiences in Glasgow.

In its short history, Glasgow Film Festival’s Industry programme has championed new voices, both in front of and behind the camera. We believe we have an important role to play in supporting diverse talent; the Talent Mentorship Scheme will assist those who will most benefit from mentorship to develop their filmmaking careers and is for emerging professionals working in film from under-represented backgrounds.

Quotes from Previous Mentees:

'My mentor has helped me to build my confidence and understanding of the industry, which I believe has helped me a lot in successfully applying for freelance commissions… These are all Scotland-based opportunities and I am particularly grateful to have worked with a mentor who is very knowledgeable about working in this country.' - Holly Summerson, who had mentor Sueann Rochester.

'My mentor’s belief in me helped me focus encouraged me to push myself and test what I can do with the form and function of what I wrote. It was Campbell’s encouragement that led me to submit a new monologue to the BFI Film Academy in Eastside studios where young filmmakers produced it.' - Yusuf Javed, who had mentor Campbell X.

'Learning from someone I respect so much in the industry and having the opportunity of time to discuss my projects with her has been brilliant... In a truly unexpected way it has also shown the great benefit and power of learning from colleagues and other professionals who are also emerging in their fields.' - Reece Cargan, who had mentor Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor.

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.

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