This weekend the second workshop for our international co-production project ENGAGE kicks off at the Screen Academy production centre at Edinburgh Napier. Throughout next week the ENGAGE participants who hail from across Europe will collaborate further on the projects they began to develop in the first workshop in April which took place at IADT in Dublin. Staff and Industry experts including Paul Wright (director of For those in Peril), Leslie Hills (Skyline Productions), Phillip Hoffman (international sales, distribution and VOD) and Karen Smyth (La Belle Allee Productions) will be on hand to deliver masterclasses, participate in panel discussions and give individual support to projects. Participants will also have additional opportunities to present their development plans and receive feedback. The second ENGAGE workshop will finish off with attendance at the Opening Night screening of Hyena at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014.
Now in it’s 7th year ENGAGE is a training and project development proramme for emerging directors, writers and producers, designed to foster international collaboration.
ENGAGE is a MEDIA funded training and project development initiative run by four of Europe’s leading screen practice institutions: Screen Academy Scotland at Edinburgh Napier University (a Creative Skillset Film Academy), National Film School at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland, Baltic Film and Media School at Tallinn University (BFM) and the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University, Helsinki.