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22 - 24 AUGUST 2018

THE EDINBURGH TV FESTIVAL IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS MEDIA EVENT IN THE UK. WE BRING TOGETHER ALL PARTS OF THE TELEVISION AND DIGITAL WORLD TO CELEBRATE CREATIVITY, DIVERSITY AND INSPIRATIONAL TALENT IN OUR FIELD, AND TO DEBATE THE MAJOR ISSUES FACING US AS AN INDUSTRY. THE FESTIVAL DRAWS AROUND 2000 DELEGATES FROM THE MAJOR NETWORKS AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES INTERNATIONALLY.

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2018 Festival at a Glance

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Festival Schedule

THE EDINBURGH TV AWARDS

Presented by writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter Frank Skinner, the TV Awards, now in their 17th year, form one of the highlights of the TV Festival calendar, bringing out the TV industry’s glitterati, as well as showcasing the outstanding talent, and incredible breadth of genres and creativity that broadcasters and production companies produce year after year.

Check out this years shortlist which has been voted for by over 90 industry professionals.

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SPEED MEETINGS

Our brand new strand ConnectED will feature host profiles and wish-lists, interview clips, facts and stats that will make speed meetings easier to research, as well as more targeted.

Festival ticket-holders will be able to request speed meetings with the top UK and international commissioners, senior talent managers, distributors, media lawyers and global brands attending the Festival.

Meetings are available to delegates only, so buy your ticket first!

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2018 Speakers

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2018 Programme

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We're also a Charity

We’re committed to helping people from all backgrounds gain access to the TV Industry and the cost of your ticket goes towards supporting our two Talent Schemes, The Network and Ones to Watch.

We provide fully-funded places at Edinburgh, bespoke sessions, training and workshops, as well as year-round events and mentoring. We have supported more than 4000 individuals in various stages of their career, aiming to ensure that the people working in television are as diverse as the audience watching it.

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The Network

The Network is our free entry level scheme which gives people their first taste of the television industry through masterclasses and practical workshops at Edinburgh, covering everything from producing a news programme to an episode of Holby. Entrants are selected, assessed, mentored and trained by top producers and supported year-round with Network at Work placements with broadcasters and indies.

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Career Progression

Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch is the Festival’s senior talent scheme for people with more than three years of professional TV experience, looking to take the next big step in their career. The 30 individuals are assessed by TV professionals and benefit from a full delegate pass and accommodation for the TV Festival, a challenging and unique series of exclusive OTW workshops and masterclasses, year-round events and mentoring.

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For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email ellie.caddell@thetvfestival.com

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