Once again Screen Academy Scotland staff and students will be out in force at EIFF 2015. As well as our students screening their films in a number of strands at the Festival and participating at the EIFF Talent Lab, SAS staff will be hosting delegate events and taking part at the Youth Hub. 

Weds June 24th
“Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!”
– Margo Channing/Bette Davis in All about Eve (1950)

16:30 – 18:00
Traverse 2 – EIFF Delegate Centre
Access: EIFF Passholders

The film industry is finally facing up to the need for pro-active action on diversity. Where are the women, those from minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, and the socially excluded on our screen and in our workforce? Come and meet the movers, shakers and power brokers helping to making this happen.

Confirmed speakers:
Chair Kate Kinninmont – CE Women in Film and TV

Lizzie Franke, BFI, Film Fund Production Executive – 3 ticks programme
Hope Dickson Leach, Writer/Director,
Lizzie Gray, Sky, Drama Script Executive – Championing Diversity
Raisah Ahmed, Screenwriter/Script Development

Join us after for the Screen Academy and Creative Scotland sponsored Early Doors…Networking Drinks 18.30 – 19.30 in the Traverse bar

Youth Hub, Argyle House

Professional Practice Coordinator Kay Sheridan will be on hand during the BAFTA Scotland Networking Surgery taking place at A Foot in the Door: Careers Advice Session on the 20th June.

Saturday 20 June, 10am-1pm
Argyle House, Main Hall
Youth Hub pass required, First come first served
Want to get your foot in the door and break into the Film /TV industry? Join us for advice with BAFTA Scotland, BBC Talent Network, Independent Cinema Office and Creative Skillset as we help you plan your next big step towards a career in the industry. This session includes:

10am-11am: panel discussion
11.10am-12.30pm: BAFTA Scotland networking surgery, including Annie Griffin (director/writer), Simon Vickery (cinematographer), Martin McCardie (writer/actor), Timo Langer (editor) and David Elliot (actor).
12.30pm-1pm: a light lunch but a big networking opportunity with all our partners and guests.

Saturday 27 June
Do I need to go to Film School?

11am – 12pm
Argyle House, Main Hall
Youth Hub pass required, first come first served

Thinking about going to film school, university or college? Come along and ask our panel all your burning questions about what schools can offer and how they can help you start a career in the film and moving image industry. Our panel will include ECA’s Animation Department, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Screen Academy Scotland. We will have 30min networking time after the event if you wish to talk to our guests in more detail.

Our own James Mavor, Programme Leader on the MA Screenwriting will be on the panel.