Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier are delighted to be taking part in the the inaugural Film Schools Day, at Glasgow Film Festival which is being delivered in parntership with Scottish Creative Media Network. The all day event will be taking place at Civic Hall in Glasgow on March 15th as part of Glasgow Short Film Festival (14-18 March 2019)

Students of selected Scottish institutions which are also part of the Creative Media Network, (Screen Academy Scotland/Edinburgh Napier University, Screen Academy Scotland/Edinburgh College of Art, Royal Conservatoire Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland) will present their work to an international industry panel, who will offer immediate feedback and present awards at the end of the day. Up to 20 participants from each institution have been invited to attend. Including a networking lunch, the Film Schools Day will be a unique opportunity for Scottish film students to meet their peers and learn from one another’s work.

Panelists include Jing Haase, Festival Manager for shorts and docs, Swedish Film Institute and Émilie Poirier, short film programmer and coordinator, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montreal.

The following Screen Academy Scotland/Edinburgh Napier University films will be screened at the Film Schools Day:

1.Good Girls Dir/Writer: Niamh McKeown and DOP: Leon Brehony  confirmed 
2. Is This It Dir/Writer:  Nas Saraei confirmed (Nas can’t bring anyone else as they are all busy)
3. Ginger and The Gurney  Dir: Glenn Whelan, Writer: Rachel Traynor, DOP: Bill Kapnis, Editor: David Hunter
4. Stuck   Dir: Froydis Moe, Writer: Asia Goldie, Producer: Sunrise Ishimwe, DOP: Reya Kundu, Editor: Sean Geddes, Sound: Lukas Kuba
5. Wine and Dine   Dir: Juan Melendez Herrera, Writer: Gavin Baker, Producer: Mathilde de Bras de Fer,  DOP: Marco Valerio Carrera, Editor: Caitlin Delves, Sound: Kacper Karpowicz

The following organisations have generously donated prizes:

This event is FREE but limited entry to Glasgow Short Film Festival pass holders.

Creative Media Network: meeting the future skills needs of the screen, broadcast and digital media industry
The Creative Media Network is a collaboration of Scotland’s colleges and universities which marks “new beginnings” in the relationship between creative media industries operating in film, broadcast and digital media and Scotland’s colleges and universities. The network offers a learning and skills infrastructure and aims to ensure there is a continuing talent pipeline into Scotland’s screen, broadcast and digital industry.

The Creative Media Network works with industry to promote a mutual understanding of respective asks, needs and offers, ensuring that college and university staff members are able to access continuing professional development and that routes into the industry are understood and communicated.

The network will ensure more informed decisions by students – promoting the different pathways – “learner journeys” – that individuals can undertake to find about more about working in, and securing employment in, the creative media industries.