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Call for applications: Guiding Lights 7 ** deadline 18 Mar 2015 ** Lighthouse, Brighton


Guiding Lights, the UK film industry’s leading mentoring scheme, is now welcoming applications from eligible directors, writer, producers and exhibition professionals.

First launched in 2006, Guiding Lights is Europe’s most prestigious film mentoring scheme. Majority funded by Creative Skillset, the programme supports upcoming filmmakers and professionals through high-level mentoring, complemented by a range of training and networking activities.

Each mentee is matched with a leading film industry professional who provides advice and guidance over a 9-month period. Previous mentors include Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Sam Mendes, Alison Owen, Alex Garland, Nira Park, Joanna Hogg, Paul Greengrass, Abi Morgan and Kenneth Branagh.

Alongside the one-to-one mentoring, a number of training events take place. Further access to industry professionals is facilitated by an online networking facility. You can find out more about the programme through The Experience .

In addition to the directors, writers and producers supported through Guiding Lights, this year we are again partnering with Film Hub South East – part of the BFI Film Audience Network – to support the participation of two exhibition professionals from the South East.


The seventh round of the scheme is due to launch in July. Those interested in being considered should apply by 5pm on Wednesday, 18 March.

For further information about the scheme, eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the website In order to Apply for Guiding Lights 7 please ensure you have read the Guidelines and FAQs.

We welcome applications from across the community and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people. All information is available in large-print; copies can be downloaded from the website:


Guiding Lights is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund , which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.


via Guiding Lights Scheme – About — Lighthouse.


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