Screen Academy Scotland was delighted to host students from École Cantonal d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) film school as part of an exchange during the French Film Festival. Swiss students joined screenwriting classes on developing and pitching ideas, writing for web series and adaptation. The visit was arranged by Academic Lead: International Paul Holmes and hosted by James Mavor, Programme Leader MA Screenwriting. Film-maker and ECAL director Lionel Baier, coordinator Rachel Noel and Swiss Honorary Consul General Peter Müller-McDougall was present for a public screening of graduation films by ECAL students. We hope this is the first of future exchanges.