Programmes & Courses

Notes on a Festival: A Screenwriter in Cannes


It’s my last night in Cannes and I’m strolling Le Croisette after an inspiring day of screenings, talks and conversations. Dozens of young hopefuls stalk the famous Grand Theatre Lumiere, holding signs and begging for tickets. Tonight’s film is the sold-out premiere of Ken Loach’s Official Competition drama Sorry We Missed You. The last few […]

Alkistis Terzi – Cinematographer in Doha, Qatar


I moved to Doha in Qatar in August 2017 and am working as a full time DOP for Resolution Films shooting commercials for clients such as Saatchi, Vodafone, WTA and other international companies. I also work with institutions such as the Doha Film Institute (DFI), Qatar’s first international organisation dedicated to film financing, production and […]

BAFTA and Prince William Scholar Hazel Allan on studying on the MA Screenwriting


In August 2017 I was selected to receive a BAFTA Scholarship to assist me in studying for my Masters in Screenwriting at Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier. To my surprise and delight, I was also chosen as one of three people in the UK to be awarded a prestigious Prince William Scholarship. I am relatively […]

Graduate completes Post Production Runner job on Outlander


Rosanne Wilke, a recent graduate from the MA Film programme at Edinburgh Napier University – recently completed a 6 week Post Production Runner job on Outlander Season 4 based at their studios in Cumbernauld. Below is a blog piece from Rosanne about her experience. When Kay Sheridan invited me to an event during Edinburgh Film […]

Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi’s internship at media co-op


Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi is a recent graduate of the MA Film course at Screen Academy Scotland Edinburgh Napier. We caught up with her at her internship at media co-op in Edinburgh where she is shooting a short video about The Care Tax, a situation where vulnerable people living with disability are struggling to pay the rising […]

Scottish Informatics Playlab at Glasgow School of Art blog by Michele Marcoux


As a visual artist with a background in web technologies as well as the Administration Manager at Screen Academy Scotland I was intrigued by the SICSA Playlab’s aim to: … create playful interactive work in the space of a day… [with] artists and technologists who are willing to work together to make something to play […]

One Sunday in Arbroath


Lisa Clarkson, recent MA Screenwriting graduate at Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier was selected to take part in Marten Rabarts’ masterclass as part of Bellrock – Creative Scotland Screenwriting Workshops 2016. She writes of the transformative experience of Martens’ masterclass within the superb context of  the Hospitalfield house and grounds. Sunday morning’s first train to Aberdeen carried me […]

Screen NETS/Screen Academy – participants on New Voices on Screen with SFTN


New Voices on Screen  with the Scottish Film Talent Network was a 2-day filmmaking lab, focusing on supporting BAME filmmakers which took place on the 29th and 30th of October in Glasgow. It was a great opportunity for filmmakers from diverse backgrounds to attend master classes, screenings and sessions with industry professionals.   Its aim is to […]

Laura Kingwell MA Film Directing writes about Edinburgh TV Fest 2016


Thanks to Screen Academy Scotland I was lucky enough to receive a pass to this year’s Edinburgh Television Festival. Now in its 40th year the festival draws around 2500 industry delegates to the city each year to debate and discuss the challenges and opportunities it faces. As someone interested in working in factual television it […]