Arista Development has announced that it has entered a new sponsorship and partnership agreement with Cinemart at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Participating writers and directors on Arista's Adept 3 scheme will attend a special series of screenings, workshops, and producers meetings during Cinemart, which runs January 29 through February 2.

"This year's Adept intake is full of talent. We're looking forward to introducing them and their work to the international industry, to allow them not only to make useful relationships, but, with any luck, to gain writing commissions," said Stephen Cleary, director of Arista.

Arista and the MEDIA Programme will co-host an event on Monday.