EIFF Ideas Lab in Residence


  • Edinburgh International Film Festival

Project summary

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) Ideas Lab in Residence will launch in summer 2018 with a public panel discussion about using stories to engage audiences with science. Panellists will include screenwriters, filmmakers and researchers. The EIFF learning team will also work with 9-12 year olds throughout the year, looking at the way films and stories can manipulate emotions and how the body allows this to happen. 

The Ideas Lab will also invite eight screenwriters to take part in a year-long programme with access to some of the best research facilities in the UK. It will build the relationship between research and creativity, expanding the reach of the Ideas Lab beyond Edinburgh and across the UK.