Great news that 12 Screen Academy Scotland graduates across 5 projects were included in the Scottish Film Talent Network’s shortlist for this year’s Scottish Shorts programme.
BIRDS IN PARADISE (Drama) Edinburgh Napier MA Screenwriting Writer: Lisa Clarkson, Edinburgh Napier MA Film Director: Alex Koukias-Pantelis, Edinburgh Napier MA FILM Producer: Laura McBride
SLINGSHOT (Drama) Edinburgh Napier MA Screenwriting: Claire Nicol and Edinburgh Napier MA/MFA Screenwriting Mandy Lee; Edinburgh Napier MA/MFA Film Director: Robin Haig; Edinburgh Napier MA Screenwriting: Lindsay McGee
STARTING OVER (Black Comedy/Drama) Edinburgh Napier MFA Advanced Film Practice Writer/Director: Russell Davidson;
TREADING WATER (Drama/Sci-Fi) Edinburgh Napier MA Film Writer/Director: Josefa Celestin; Edinburgh Napier MA Film Producer: Margarita Veberaite Edinburgh Napier Edinburgh Napier MA Screenwriting Co-Writer: Max Barth;
BUNNY (Psychological Drama) MA Film Directing Writer/Director: Shaun Hughes
Also included in the short list were graduates from Edinburgh Napier BA TV and Edinburgh College of Art BA Film:
BLINK (Drama) Edinburgh Napier BA Television Writer/Director: Eric Romero
DATING EVE (Comedy) Edinburgh College of Art BA Film Writer/Director: Elia Ballesteros
Twenty projects overall were shortlisted for the SFTN’s Scottish Shorts programme which will provide a series of development workshops throughout July 2017 which will culminate in a pitching session to an industry panel comprising of representatives from the Centre for the Moving Image, DigiCult, Hopscotch Films and Creative Scotland. Following pitching six projects will be selected for production with individual budgets of £15,000.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted filmmakers and projects!