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BAFTA Scotland Events Highlights 2016

25 January 2017

BAFTA Scotland runs a varied programme of events throughout the year, with the aim of celebrating the art forms of film, television and games within Scotland. These events honour both home-grown and global talent, and allow practitioners and the wider community to debate and discuss the key issues affecting the Scottish moving image industries.

Take a look at some of BAFTA Scotland’s events highlights from 2016...


Event: BAFTA Scotland and M.A.C Present: Make-Up Design with Christine CantDate: Friday 26 February 2016Venue: CCA GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • Acting for TV with David Elliot in partnership with Scottish Drama Training Network
  • Make-up Design with Christine Cant (Absolutely Fabulous, The IT Crowd, Father Ted) in partnership with MAC cosmetics.
  • BAFTA Kids TV Presenting masterclass with CBBC's Ben Shires & Katie Thistleton 
  • Foley Design with Pete Burgis (T2 Trainspotting, Steve Jobs, The Danish Girl, Paddington) at EIFF Youth Hub.
  • Screenwriter Sessions with Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Cardiac Arrest) in partnership with RCS.


Career Close-Up is a skills and craft based events strand in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland. It is aimed at college and university media graduates who are actively pursuing a career in the moving image industries. 

BAFTA Scotland Career Close-Up: Directing Drama with Brian Kelly.  Hosted by Carolynne Sinclair Kidd.Date: 28 April 2016Venue: GMAC, 103 Trongate. GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni



Event: BAFTA Scotland TV Preview: Two Doors Down + Q&ADate: Thursday 24 March 2016Venue: CCA GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • Murder: The Third Voice + Q&A with late director Birger Larson, writer Robert Jones and actor Shauna MacDonald.
  • Dunblane: Our Story + Q&A with producer/director Stephen Bennett in partnership with BBC Scotland
  • Two Doors Down + Q&A with actors Elaine C. Smith & Jonathan Watson and writers Simon Carlyle & Gregor Sharp
  • Rillington Place + Q&A with writers Ed Malone & Tracey Whitmore
  • Wha's Like Us? + Q&A with contributors Alan Bissett & Jonny Murray in partnership with Hopscotch Films


BAFTA Scotland held 44 membership screenings in Glasgow and 39 screenings in Edinburgh in 2016, including La La Land, Moonlight, Hell or High Water & Manchester by the Sea. Screenings followed by Q&As included...

Event: Life, Animated + Q&ADate: Tuesday 29 NovemberVenue: Cineworld, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • Couple in a Hole + Q&A with actors Kate Dickie & Paul Higgins
  • BAFTA Shorts & Animations + Q&A
  • Scottish Shorts + Q&A
  • Swallows & Amazons + Q&A with screenwriter Andrea Gibb
  • Life, Animated + Q&A with director Roger Ross Williams
    • CHAS Hospice Screenings: Zootropolis & Moana


Event: BAFTA Scotland Presents: Blurring the Lines: When Virtual Becomes RealityDate: Friday 29 July 2016Venue: SECC, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • Spotlight on Game: Distant Star: Revenant Fleet with Blazing Griffin
  • Blurring the Lines: Derren Brown's Ghost Train at Resonate Festival
  • VR Writers Room at Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival
  • BAFTA Crew Games Masterclass: Reflections, a Ubisoft studio: Driving Forward Vehicle Mechanics


BAFTA Scotland held multiple networking events and panel/debate discussions in 2016. Highlights included...


Event: In Conversation with Alan CummingDate: Sunday 27 November 2016Venue: Oran Mor, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni


BAFTA Scotland In Conversation with Alan Cumming was a special event held in November, open to BAFTA Members and the public. Multiple award winner Alan shared the secrets to his success during this intimate chat with broadcaster Janice Forsyth. The audience were treated to Taggart anecdotes, clips from The High Life and insights into Alan's time at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

View photography here.