Fantastic news that Screen Academy Scotland alumni Robin Haig was one of six filmmakers to take part in the first intensive directors training course run on Skye by Young Films.

Young Film Foundation was announced at Glasgow Film Festival 2017 and had its pilot year in June 2018. According to the Scotsman, founder Chris Young is keen to bring in professionals from around the world and have them interact with young new talent in order to form new relationships.
The programme received over a hundred applications. The shortlisted applicants pitched their ideas a GFF 18, after which the six participants were selected. No previous writing, directing or producing experience was necessary, although all contenders had to be based in Scotland to be eligible.

Haig’s graduation film Hula won the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Best Drama in 2016. Her planned feature film, Beyond the Silent Glenn, had already begun to tale form prior to the residency, but she has used the opportunity to “really interrogate the story and the characters, get my story to a better place to allow me to write a full treatment, and get the exposure that I think I need to bring on board a producer and writer.”

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