The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has announced a new development and mentoring programme called NETWORK.

The programme is meant to provide mentoring opportunities for 13 selected participants by putting them in contact  film industry professionals.

They are:

Writer/director Alex Smith and his adaptation A BOY NAMED KEITH

Screenwriter Ronnie Mackintosh and his thriller BEST EVIDENCE

Writer/director Gabriel Robertson with comedy DON’T SPEAK; SCREAM

Producer Lili Sandelin & screenwriter Mandy Lee with their horror comedy EDINBURGH DIGEST

Screenwriter Leigh Campbell & director Lindy Heymann [pictured] with a dark Victorian adaptation, HAMMER

Writer/director Hammad Khan with twisted contemporary fairy tale THE SILENT SUCCESSION OF QASIM ALI

Producer Wendy Griffin and writer/director Hannah Robinson with a story of sisters, family and electricity, TESLA GIRL

Producer Nicola Clayton & screenwriter Mahalia Rimmer with Michel Faber adaptation THE FAHRENHEIT TWINS

Filmmaker Sam Firth with a documentary filmed as fiction, THE STORY OF ME AND YOU


NETWORK is set to run till June 2012. All of the selected participants work will be a part of EIFF, which runs June 20-July 1.