Screen Fringe

The Screen Fringe returns for 2023 to support producers, commissioners, and Film & TV executives in their engagement with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

What is Screen Fringe?

Screen Fringe is a dedicated support service for TV and film professionals attending the Edinburgh festivals, designed to assist delegates to discover the best theatre and comedy talent from Scotland, the UK and beyond.  

From the moment you accredit to the moment your Edinburgh experience comes to a finish, as a Screen Delegate you will receive bespoke assistance from the Screen Fringe team to squeeze the absolute most out of your time in Edinburgh.  

Support includes expert festival programme navigation, show curation tailored to Screen Delegates’ specific priorities, and access to ticketing throughout August. Alongside this essential service, Screen Fringe offers its own unmissable programme of case studies, industry panels, and networking events.  

With recent high profile Fringe-to-screen leaps such as Adura Onashile (Expensive Shit), Kieran Hurley (Beats), Richard Gadd (Baby Reindeer), and Jack Rooke (Big Boys), as well as a decades-long list of globe-conquering success stories (Beyond The Fringe, The League of Gentlemen, Taskmaster, Fleabag), the Edinburgh festivals offer an incomparable opportunity to discover original voices and IP rich with potential for screen development and adaptation. 

How to take part

Whether attending as a seasoned veteran or fringe first-timer, accredit as a Screen Delegate today or email [email protected] to find out more. 

2023 Screen Fringe Programme of Events 

STRAND 1 – Screen Fringe @ Fringe Central Artist Hub (Open to Fringe artists)

Talking TV with Mam Tor and BBC Writersroom 

Date: 17 August 2023 2pm - 3pm BST
Venue:  Fringe Central: Artist Hub
Location: 7 Victoria Terrace, above, Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL

Join Morven Reid (Head of Development, Mam Tor) and Stephanie Fyfe (Commissioning Executive, BBC Drama) for an informal conversation about the skills for captivating television executives, insider insights on pitching your ideas for TV, and answers on how to best approach that first ‘general’ meeting. 

Please follow the link to RSVP: 

Talking Pictures with Young Films and BBC Film 

Date: 18 August 2023 2pm - 3pm
Venue: Fringe Central: Artist Hub
Location: 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Join film producer Chris Young (Young Films) and Development Executive Alice Ojha (BBC Film) for an informal conversation for theatre makers interested in bringing their stories to the big screen. Come for invaluable insights and practical advice on how to develop your ideas for screen, and how to prepare for first meetings with producers and development executives. 

Please follow the link to RSVP: 

Adapting a Fringe play for the screen with Kieran Hurley 

Date: 21 August 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Fringe Central: Artist Hub
Location: 7 Victoria Terrace, above, Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Join playwright and screenwriter Kieran Hurley in a workshop that demystifies the process of adapting an Edinburgh Fringe stage play into a screenplay. Gain invaluable insights and practical advice from a storyteller who adapted his own 2012 Edinburgh Fringe sensation BEATS into an explosive movie experience, released to wide acclaim in 2019. 

Please follow the link to RSVP: 

STRAND 2 – Screen Fringe Presents: Breakfast, Brunch & Dinner (Open to Screen Fringe delegates by invitation only)

Breakfast Bites & Show Insights 

Date: 21 August 
By invitation only 

Nicôle Lecky (BAFTA-winner for Mood) & Richard Gadd (Olivier-winner for Baby Reindeer) 

Date: 22 August 
By invitation only 

Screen Fringe x BAFTA Connect: Stage and Screen Reception 

Date: 24 August 
By invitation only 

If you’re interested in attending any of the 2023 Screen Fringe programme of events, please contact Screen Fringe Coordinator Balenji Mwiche at [email protected].”