Edinburgh TV Festival 2021: Call out for passes 

Screen Scotland is delighted to once again be working in partnership with the Edinburgh TV Festival which will be running from Monday 23 - Thursday 26 August 2021. 

Due to ongoing restrictions, the Festival will be taking place online, to support and connect the television sector. As always, the Festival will deliver sessions, panels and masterclasses along with ConnectED Speed Meetings and networking opportunities that make up an internationally focused programme. Speakers already confirmed to take part include commissioners from Netflix, Amazon, Sky, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and UKTV.  

Screen Scotland has 20 fully funded Delegate Passes to offer to independent production companies in Scotland. Passes will give full access to the TV Festivals’ online content sessions and networking opportunities. Passes may be particularly relevant for production companies who are currently engaged in development with Screen Scotland through our Broadcast Content Fund. 

We have ring-fenced 5 of these Delegate Passes for emerging producers with no more than one broadcast credit, and welcome applications from those in underrepresented groups.* Please make note of this when completing the application form, if applicable. 

*Underrepresented groups are defined as those who are women, BAME, LGBTQIA+, Deaf, Disabled, Gaelic and other minority ethnic language speakers, carers, have had experience of being in the care system, lower socio-economic background, from a Refugees and Migrant background. 

The festival pass will provide: 

  • Access to the Edinburgh TV Festival 23-26 August 

  • Exclusive sessions with the leading names associated with the TV Festival 

  • Access to apply for speed meetings where you can meet decision makers 1-on-1 

  • Ability to network and engage with fellow delegates through 1-on-1 meetings and roundtables via the platform 

  • Access to an archive of everything the TV Festival delivers in 2021 

  • Priority booking for any audience events which may be organised in August 

Before submitting your request, please note: 

  • This offer is open to Scotland-based producers and production companies only 

  • There is a limit of one pass per production company, unless a strong case is made for a second person (eg distinct project areas, working across larger slate) 

  • Consider what projects you currently have and if they are at an appropriate stage for engaging with TV Festival participants, as well as who you seek to connect with. 

The deadline for applications is Monday 2 August, 2021. Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 6 August 2021, with full details of how to register their delegate pass. 

Creative Scotland (CS) requires some personal information about you to consider your application. Without this information CS will be unable to provide you with a delegate pass. If you would like to see a breakdown of the personal information CS requires, why it is required, what CS does with that information and how long CS keeps it, please refer to CS’s Privacy Notice. 

Complete the application form