The Glasgow Film Festival Talent Mentorship Scheme returns for its second year


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After a successful first edition, we are delighted to announce that Glasgow Film Festival Talent Mentorship Scheme will be returning for its second year, supported by our Festival sponsor MUBI.

The first edition of this Scheme finished earlier this year, and consisted of six emerging film practitioners who received six months of mentorship by a group of established filmmakers. The mentors from our first edition were Campbell X, Naziha Arebi, George Geddes, Michael Richardson, Sueann Rochester, and Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor.

We are currently recruiting mentors for our second edition. If you are established in the industry and interested in being a mentor, please get in touch with GFF Industry Coordinator emma.vanderputten@GlasgowFilm.org.

Applications for prospective mentees will be open in May.

About the Talent Mentorship Scheme

Glasgow Film Festival’s Talent Mentorship Scheme is for emerging professionals working in film from under-represented backgrounds (people from ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+ people, those with disabilities, and/or those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds).

The mentorship provides practical support and training for filmmaking professionals over a period of six months. Successful applicants are assigned mentors with expertise in their chosen field of screenwriting, directing or producing, who they meet once a month.

The mentorship will provide support to either develop a particular film project or receive advice on career development and other opportunities.

Quotes from past 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 ...it 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

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