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An exciting weekend at Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2016

By mmbfuk, Nov 2 2016 03:54PM

On Saturday, we held a film production funding workshop with Matthew Martino of the film charity MMBF to some 22 eager film producers looking for some valuable tips on accessing funding for film productions.

Matthew talked the attendeeds through the more traditional ways of fundraising such as crowdfunding, EIS investment, Pre-sales and self fudnding.

We held the finale of our young screenwriters script pitch competition on Sunday and we welcomed the six young writers that made it through to the final pitching session:

Who took their carefully crafted pitches to our industry judges:

James Mavor (Screen Academy Scotland)

Claudia Yusuf (Scottish Film Talent Network)

Lee Hamilton (Shore Scripts)

Eddie McFadden (Scottish Screenwriters)

Matthew Martino (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund)

And after much deliberation the winner was selected:

Daniel Brown for C.O.D.A !

Congratulations to Daniel who will be off to London next year for the London Screenwriters Festival and for some industry mentoring! We wish Daniel all the best!

The runner-up who will also be going to the London Screenwriters Festival next year is James Hannan!

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