Invitation for New and Emerging Deaf & Disabled Scottish Film Talent

12 Apr 2013 in Film

Invitation for New and Emerging Deaf & Disabled Scottish Film Talent to a 2 Day Film Workshop
At the Edinburgh International Film Festival 

Delivered by 104 Films in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival and supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures Fund.

Dates Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th June 2013 

At The Edinburgh International Film Festival

Who the Workshop is for

We’re looking for new and emerging deaf & disabled film talent. So if you want to make films, have started making films or just want to learn more, this workshop is for you. 18’s and over only.


About the Workshop

This workshop is designed to start you on your journey of making films and building a career in the film industry. On day one we’ll run a workshop through which we give  you the fundamental skills and confidence you need to start your career. We’ll talk with short film-makers and disabled talent working in the industry. In the afternoon we’ll run our 104 films Directing workshop to give you a feel for what it’s like to direct and how to work with actors and camera. Finally, we’ll talk with you about your ambition as film-makers and tell you more about what we do at 104 Films and possible opportunities with us.
On day two we’ll connect you with the Edinburgh International Film Festival. We’ll see films, meet film-makers, get a feel for how the industry works and do some networking. We’ll put you up in hotel in Edinburgh and feed you. All you have to do is get there. We’ll start the workshop at 11 on day one and be finished about 6 pm on Day two. We’d like you to take part in as much of the workshop as possible but we are very flexible and are happy for you to participate in any way that suits you.


About 104 Films
104 Films are the world leaders in disability cinema and talent training and development. We produce feature films and short films with deaf & disabled talent and run a wide range of training and development programmes around our films. 104 Films run a talent development ladder for deaf & disabled film talent.
Our feature films have included Special People, a comedy about four teenagers in wheelchairs and a bumbling film director described by The Guardian as ‘a milestone in mainstream cinema for its use of disabled cast’ ,the BAFTA nominated Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and most recently our thriller NFA made with young homeless people which premiered this year at the Edinburgh Film Festival. We also run The Magic Hour short film scheme and training and development programmes for Creative Skillset, the BFI and Creative England.

We develop deaf & disabled film talent to be able to make films and to build a career in the film and TV industry. If you have the talent, we want to work with you.


How to Apply
Just send Michelle an email requesting a place to and we will be in touch. Please mention ‘2 Day Film Workshop’ in the subject line of your email and let us know if you have any dietary, access or support requirements when you book.
This workshop is free of charge.

104 films workshop in association with Edinburgh International Film Festival and supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures fund.


About Creative Futures 
Creative Futures is a Creative Scotland programme of residencies and other activities, designed to promote the professional development, capabilities, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations.


About Edinburgh International Film Festival
Established in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.