Think-Shoot-Distribute, a talent development initiative for emerging film-makers, will run for five days at The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival.

The event, which is being held in association with Skillset and Film London, will bring together 28 emerging producers, screenwriters, and directors as well as leading international film professionals. They will take part in a series of workshops and master classes exploring the creative, technical and business aspects of the film industry.

Speakers include award winning director Atom Egoyan (Where The Truth Lies, Adoration), novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls (Starter For 10, When Did You Last See Your Father') and expert storyboard artist Temple Clark (The Golden Compass, The Da Vinci Code).

Festival producer Helen de Witt said: 'I'm delighted with the selection of industry figures who have agreed to speak over the course of the programme and impart their knowledge to this strong group of new filmmaking talent.'

Previously some of Screen International's UK Stars of Tomorrow, including Esther May Campbell and Hugo Godwin, have gone on to participate in Think-Shoot-Distribute. This year Misha Manson-Smith, who was named as one of Screen International's UK Stars of Tomorrow in July 2008, will take part.

Janine Marmot, director of film at event funder Skillset, said: 'It was clear from the exceptionally high calibre of applicants this year that over the last few years Think-Shoot-Distribute has evolved into one of the most highly regarded training schemes for emerging filmmaking talent in the UK.'

Think-Shoot-Distribute will take place at The Hospital in London and runs from October 20-24.