BAFTA Scotland launched the Cineworld Audience Award in Glasgow on Tuesday 8 October, giving Scottish film lovers their chance to choose which shortlisted film will win the coveted award at this year’s ceremony.
Once again BAFTA Scotland has teamed up with Cineworld, one of the UK’s leading cinema groups, and The Scottish Sun, to bring eight exciting home-grown films back to the silver screen.
The names of the films were revealed at a launch event in Cineworld’s Renfrew Street cinema by Alan de Pellette, Acting Director of BAFTA Scotland.
The films entered for the Audience Award are:
Film fans will be able to view the films between Sunday 20th to Tuesday 29th October across Cineworld Cinemas in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. From Sunday 20th October, they can then vote for their favourite by visiting www.cineworld.co.uk/baftascotland
The winning film will be announced at the star-studded British Academy Scotland Awards, which will take place at the Radisson Hotel, Glasgow, on Sunday 17 November.
The annual awards recognise, inspire and celebrate emerging screen talent from all over the country and give up-and-coming practitioners an all-important platform to showcase their work to the wider industry, and this year is no exception.
Clare McCollum, Film Marketing Manager at Cineworld Cinemas Ltd, said:
“We are incredibly excited to be working with BAFTA Scotland to provide this platform for emerging talent. It’s a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work on a public stage and the diversity of the nominees demonstrates that it’s been a stellar year for Scottish productions. Cineworld wishes all the nominees the very best of luck.”
We hope to ensure that even more Scots get to see these wonderful and diverse films on the big screen
Alan de Pellette added:
"2013 has been an extremely strong year for home-grown productions in Scotland. We’re delighted to be able to bring back this award this year to recognise that and hopefully to ensure that even more Scots get to see these wonderful and diverse films on the big screen.”
This Year's Nominated Filmmakers
From left to right: Ray Burdis (The Wee Man), Alan de Pellette (BAFTA Scotland), Emma Davie (I Am Breathing), Mick McAvoy (STV, Fire In The Night), Rebeka Venters, Rebecca Lee, Kim Donnachie and Linda Stuart (back row, The Happy Lands), Daniel Kerr (centre, The Wee Man), Nick Higgins (We Are Northern Lights), May Miles Thomas (The Devil's Plantation), Gavin Mitchell (Sawney: Flesh of Man).