Guiding Lights 9 Ireland – call for applications – deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 11th April 2017

Guiding Lights is the UK’s leading film mentoring scheme, managed by Lighthouse and majority funded by Creative Skillset, and backed by Screen Training Ireland part of Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board.

Now open for applications, we are looking for one Ireland-based writer (or writer/director) who would benefit from the support of a high-level industry mentor to help them progress to the next stage in their careers.

Selected participants will benefit from 9 months of one-to-one mentor support from a leading professional in their field. The programme also includes a trip to Galway Film Fleadh, and a range of industry training events, networking and informal get-togethers.

Previous mentors on the scheme have included Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Tessa Ross, Walter Murch, Alex Garland, Abi Morgan, Kenneth Branagh, Clio Barnard, Lenny Abrahamson and Sam Mendes.

Read more about Guiding Lights 9.

Guiding Lights is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Fund, which is backed by the British Film Institute (BFI) and National Lottery’s Film Forever Fund, and by Screen Training Ireland part of Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board to support one Irish writer (or writer/director) on the scheme.

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