Screen Academy Scotland EIFF Industry Events – As Scotland’s national centre of excellence in film skills and talent, Screen Academy will be at the heart of the EIFF industry events this year. 

June 20th Developing Writing Talent – Thinking about how to develop your career as a screenwriter? This panel showcases some of the opportunities open to up and coming writers with feature ideas. The panel session will be chaired by our own James Mavor, Programme Leader on the MA screenwriting. Joining the panel is SAS Screenwriting alumna Kirsty Swain winner of 2013’s Frank Deasy Award and BBC Scotland’s Writer in Residence. FIND OUT MORE

June 23rd Vocation, Vocation, Vocation – Part of the Youth Hub programme of FREE events for 15-25 year olds (and eca/edinburgh napier students enrolled on a relevant course). BAFTA Scotland and Screen Academy Scotland introduce you to experts successfully working within the Screen Industries in Scotland before you make up your mind about your career path.  This fast paced and entertaining session will be hosted by Sanjeev Kohli. FIND OUT MORE

June 25th Turning the Industry Green & Early Doors Networking Drinks – An industry panel session hosted by Screen Academy Scotland looking at how the Industry is attempting to revolutionise its practices. This will be followed at 18.30 by Early Doors…Networking Drinks hosted by Screen Academy Scotland and Creative Scotland in the Traverse Bar. Open to EIFF Delegates FIND OUT MORE

June 27th Shorts from the Film Academies: Film Academy Awards and Reception
Following the final screening of Shorts from the Film Academies at the Filmhouse, we invite all EIFF delegates, staff, students, alumni and guests of the Creative Skillset Film Academies to join us for the Filmmaker Awards, followed by networking drinks on the terrace at Dance Base in the historic Old Town.FIND OUT MORE

Don’t forget to see the Shorts from the Film Academies screening June 25th, 26th, 27th