Lighthouse with the support of FÁS Screen Training Ireland and Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board are offering support for two eligible Irish applicants to participate in the next edition of Guiding Lights. They are now accepting applications from writers and directors to take part in a fourth round of the scheme, due to launch in June 2011.
Successful applicants will benefit from 9 months of one-to-one mentor support from an established practitioner. A number of industry training and networking events will also take place alongside the mentoring. Previous mentors include Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli, Paul Greengrass, Alex Garland, Kenneth Branagh, Alison Owen, Stephen Frears and Nick Hornby.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4th May 2011. For further information about the scheme, eligibility criteria and application process, visit www.guiding-lights.org.uk