Survival as an artist is a question of resilience. How do we make work without sacrificing ourselves or others? A panel of multidisciplinary creatives convenes to discuss how to keep on making art when everything seems stacked against artists.
Author and critic Katie Goh (The End), filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (Your Fat Friend), author and agency founder Nikesh Shukla (The Good Immigrant, Brown Baby), author and filmmaker Guy Gunaratne (Mister Mister), author and screenwriter Huw Lemmey (Ungentle, Bad Gays) and filmmaker Paris Zarcilla (Raging Grace).
Taking discussions beyond the post-screening Q&A, the Festival is proud to present EIFF Encounters, a series of generous and expansive conversations about some of the ideas bubbling away in this year’s film selection. In a series of topic-led discussions, each taking a different question or theme as its starting point, filmmakers and guests join us to talk art, ideas and the nitty gritty of their craft, considering the meeting points between films. Think of EIFF Encounters as spaces to engage more deeply in conversation - a meeting place for filmmakers, writers, artists, thinkers, but mostly for you. Whether you come to contribute actively or to listen thoughtfully, all are welcome.
EIFF Encounters are curated by Films and Talks Programmer, Anna Bogutskaya.
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Pay What You Can ticket prices
Ticket prices for Encounters and Launch Event: The Lynda Myles Project are set according to a Pay What You Can sliding scale, in order to make our events more accessible.
Sliding scale tiers for this event will be £2, £4 or £6.
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