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BAFTA Scotland presents: My First Three Years in Film & TV at CFFF

Event: New Talent panel at Edinburgh’s Creative and Cultural Careers FestivalAttendance: Michael Crumley, Ansgar Hockh and Connor MeechanHosted:  Claudia Yusef -  Scottish Film Talent NetworkDate: Monday 2 March 2015 Venue: Edinburgh Collage of AFraser McFadzean
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 6:00pm
Edinburgh College of Art, Main Lecture Theatre
What should you expect to achieve in your first three years pursuing a career in film and television? Has the process for breaking into the industry changed over time, or have key criteria remained the same?

BAFTA Scotland will be joined by panel of industry veterans and BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award winners at CCCF for an insightful session full of tips and tricks on how to navigate your first three years in the film and television business. The panel will share what they’ve learned, challenges they’ve faced, what it takes to be successful as a freelancer and what you need to know about industry roles, skills gaps and opportunities both in Scotland and further afield.

Jack Cocker

Jack Cocker is a documentary filmmaker from Scotland. Raised in rural Aberdeenshire, he has lived in London and New York, where he began his career working as a grip on feature films. In 2005 he began directing arts documentaries and has since made 18 films on diverse subjects. He won a Grierson Award in 2012 for Middle Class Hero, a film about the British artist Jeremy Deller. In 2015 he won a Scottish BAFTA for Mining Poems or Odes, a documentary short about a welder-turned-poet. In 2016 his Imagine film Life After Death, about the Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan, won both a Scottish BAFTA and the Royal Television Society award for Director of the Year.

Kris Kubik

BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award winner and Royal Television Society Award winner Kris Kubik is a documentary and drama filmmaker based in Edinburgh Scotland, with a particular interest in capturing wildlife on camera. In 2015 Kris graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Documentary making and Cinematography. Kris has worked for many companies and organisations including The Scottish Government, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Changeworks, Our-power, Asylon Theatre, Fife Employment Access Trust. He is currently the owner of production company Golden Oriole Film.

Robin Haig

Robin Haig is a writer/director from the Scottish Highlands. She recently gained an MFA in Advanced Film Practice from Screen Academy Scotland, where her graduation film Hula won Best Drama at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2016. Robin has been nominated twice previously for BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards, Best Director and Best New Work, for her directorial debut Dear Dad. She is currently developing her first feature film, part of a trilogy spanning the 1800s to the present day and a TV serial based on her award-winning short Hula.

Morag Fullarton

Morag Fullarton has directed theatre, film and television throughout the UK and abroad for many years. She trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and on the BBC Drama Directors Course. Theatre credits include the award winning  Mistero Buffo with Robbie Coltrane (where he played a cast of thousands), Honky Tonk Angel and Casablanca. Television work includes her Emmy nominated production of At Home With the Braithwaites, and Von Trapped for Granada television,  Rebus and Taggart for STV,  Waterloo Road, 2000 Acres of Sky, Madame Montand and Mrs Miller and Bafta winning This Life for the BBC. Most recently she has directed 2 series of the award winning 'Scott and Bailey" for Red productions in Manchester. She has written television scripts for the Comic Strip, Taggart, River City,  and theatre - Borderline, Wildcat, Dundee Rep. Adapted Sunset Boulevard for A Play, A Pie and A Pint and penned several original plays for the Oran Mor Glasgow. 

Limited spaces are available for Career Starter and Student members only. This session will be followed by networking drinks.