EIFF is committed to developing and enhancing the existing film industry along with supporting and promoting exciting new films and talent.


EIFF Works in Progress is a one-day event where invited international sales agents, distributors, producers and festival programmers can get an ahead-of-the-game look at upcoming British feature films. EWiP will offer a selection of quality narrative feature projects which are in production or post-production and are seeking an international sales agent. EWiP 2017 will be held on Sunday 25 June 2017.


Up to 10 projects will be selected, and each will present a short pitch including a trailer or film clips to invited Industry professionals with the aim of providing opportunities for projects to reach completion and be taken to international markets. During the presentation afternoon there will be time for one-on-one meetings with project producers who can provide more information on their films.


Projects must meet the following requirements to enter:

  • the film must be in production or post-production with any potential premiere taking place after EIFF 2017
  • the film must not have an international sales agent
  • the presentation must include a clip from the film or a trailer (maximum of four minutes)


The EIFF selection committee will announce its decision by mid May. The project presenter will receive EIFF accreditation, two nights accommodation in Edinburgh and UK return travel.


Industry professionals wishing to request to attend the event, please email industry@edfilmfest.org.uk with the subject heading 'EIFF Works in Progress 2017'. 


EIFF Works in Progress is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland.


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