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BAFTA Scotland launches series of free online events featuring this year’s award nominees across film, games and TV

BAFTA Scotland launches series of free online events featuring this year’s award nominees across film, games and TV

2 November 2021
  • The event-series set to begin on Monday 8 November includes sessions such as Game Design, Making a Short, Writers in Conversation and Producing a Feature
  • Angus Lamont, Ben Sharrock; Eva Riley, Justin Alae-Carew amongst many others will all be speaking
  • Register for your place today at events.bafta.org

Glasgow, 2 November 2021: BAFTA Scotland has today announced the line-up for The Scotland Sessions in partnership with Screen Scotland, an event-series celebrating some of the nominees from the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2021.

The series will be held online from 8-11 November, in the run up to the 2021 BAFTA Scotland Awards ceremony on the 20 November at 16.30 GMT on BAFTA Scotland’s social channels.

For a second year, BAFTA Scotland will hold these sessions online, allowing them to reach a global audience of BAFTA members, career starters, the next generation of talent, and film, games and TV fans. Panels of nominees and industry experts will offer an insight into their craft and the nominated programmes and films they have worked on including Limbo, Murder Mystery Machine; Perfect 10, Poly Styrene: I Am Cliché; Run and more.

The Scotland Sessions offer audiences an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of some of Scotland's best films, games and TV this year. Free and open to the public, The Scotland Sessions allow audiences to delve into the world of their favourite Scottish films, games and TV shows. Guest speakers are invited to discuss their work and members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The event schedule is listed below. All sessions are free and open to industry and public guests, to register interest visit events.bafta.org.

 

THE SCOTLAND SESSIONS in partnership with SCREEN SCOTLAND

 

GAME DESIGN
Monday 8 November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Hear from representatives of this year’s Game nominees, as they share insights on their craft and discuss the processes involved in making their nominated work.

Panel:
JUSTIN ALAE-CAREW Murder Mystery Machine
JAMES MORWOOD PHOGS!
THOMAS METHVEN SOLAS 128

MAKING A SHORT
Tuesday 9 November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Join us for a discussion with the teams behind this year’s Short Film nominations. We’ll be discussing the creative process and challenges involved in producing a successful Short.

Panel:
ADURA ONASHILE Expensive Shit
LOUIS PAXTON & GRANT O’ROURKE Neville is Dead
AUSTEN MCCOWAN & WILL HEWITT Harmonic Spectrum

WRITERS IN CONVERSATION
Wednesday 10 November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Hear from this year’s Writer nominees, as they share insights on their craft and discuss their nominated work – spanning a range of themes.

Panel:
BEN SHARROCK Limbo
EVA RILEY Perfect 10
LUCY BRYDON Body of Water

PRODUCING A FEATURE
Thursday 11 November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Join us for an in-depth discussion with the producers behind this year’s Feature Film nominations. We’ll be discussing the creative process and challenges involved in producing a successful Feature.

Panel:
ROSIE CRERAR & CIARA BARRY Run
REBECCA MARK-LAWSON & CELESTE BELL Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
ANGUS LAMONT Limbo

The BAFTA Scotland Awards will be presented at a digital ceremony on Saturday 20 November. Edith Bowman will host the socially distant, closed-studio show at BBC Pacific Quay alongside Sanjeev Kohli and other guest presenters. Backstage coverage will begin at 16.00 GMT with the ceremony live streamed from 16.30 GMT on BAFTA’s Facebook and YouTube channels and followed by a highlights show on BBC Scotland at 22.00 GMT. 

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit the BAFTA Scotland website (www.bafta.org/scotland) or email [email protected].

For further information, please contact:

Gillian McCormack | [email protected] | 07792 423 012

Notes to Editors

For photography please visit https://bafta.thirdlight.com/link/BAFTAPressImages

About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.

BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, games and television industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland Awards. BAFTA Scotland is at the core of Scotland’s screen industries, regularly engaging its members and the wider industry while reaching out to the public via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses. www.bafta.org/scotland