Emerging Filmmakers Night (aka EFN) is a quarterly short film festival that showcases work from up-and-coming directors to an audience of fellow filmmakers, industry professionals and cinephiles.

Every year, through 4 seasonal programmes, the directors are given the opportunity to present their films, get feedback from a panel of experts, interact live with the audience, and win awards and industry-related prizes.

> 4 seasonal live-streamed events per year, available globally.
> 2 awards given on the night, the CRITICS’ CHOICE and the AUDIENCE FAVOURITE
> Additional non- competitive screenings.
> A panel of highly accredited critics (TIFF, Leeds Int. Film Festival, BBC, Genesis cinema)
> Live Q&As with the filmmakers.
> Audience interaction with questions & comments in real-time.
> Reaching over 3000 cinephiles per event from over 35 countries.

Our winners got reward bundles worth £1200 annually from our sponsors Final Draft, InkTip, Shooting People and Genesis Cinema, as well as extensive media coverage by the media platforms Mydylarama and Film Fest Report

The events are curated by Filmmaker Erifili Missiou and hosted by Stand-Up Comedian Mike Sheer.  Our Festival Operations Producer is Ioanna Karavela.  EFN collaborators and co-curators are Film Programmer and Journalist Abla Kandalaft and Film Programer Christina Papasotiriou.

We are a Film and TV Production company based in the UK and Ireland.

We are working alongside Lion Blue Casting who is our Casting Director for all of our productions and as well, they work at Representing a small group of Talent in the UK and Ireland.

We are working on pre production of a TV series and working at securing a few more productions.

Our main aim is to start source content from a wide range writers and start production in July 2021.

We are an indie Production company and so we are working on small budgets.

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Lion Blue Casting is a Independent Casting Director and a Talent Agency.

Our aim is to be a source for independent artists in the entertainment industry.

Our Talent Agency has a vision to connect independent artists in the entertainment industry with producers, casting directors and assistants for big-budget productions and independent Films and TV.

Lion Blue Casting lead by Trish McMillan is also a Independent Casting Director, working with Lion Blue Studio as its in-house casting director and working for independent Filmmakers, Producers as a casting director.

If you have a project or are looking for representation, please get in touch via our service page. We are ready to help.

As part of the UK and Northern Ireland employment rules, all candidates will undergo a work and background check before being signed to our agency.