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BAFTA Scotland Events Highlights 2017

12 January 2018

BAFTA Scotland runs a comprehensive events programme consisting of Craft Masterclasses, Career Close-Ups, TV Previews, Screenings with Q&As, tailored networking sessions, special In Conversation events and panel discussions with top talent from Scotland and beyond.

A particular highlight of 2017 was the successful launch of Guru Live Glasgow in May. The festival welcomed over 400 students, industry practitioners and career starters to the CCA for a jam packed day full of panels, masterclasses and workshops with the very best in the creative industries. 

Take a look at some of BAFTA Scotland’s events highlights from 2017...


Event: Craft Masterclass: VFX Masterclass with Steven BeggDate: Friday 24 February 2017Venue: CCA, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • Directing Drama with Colm McCarthy (Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, Ripper Street, Doctor Who) in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival
  • Visual Effects with Steve Begg (The Bond Franchise, The Avengers, Batman Begins) in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival
  • BAFTA Crew Screenwriting event with Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake, The Angels' Share, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) 

    Event: Career Close-Up: Costume Design with Trisha BiggarDate: Thursday 1 February 2017Venue: The Corinthian Club, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo PaloniCAREER CLOSE-UPS

  • COSTUME DESIGN with Trisha Biggar (Star Wars franchise, The Wife, Da Vinci's Demons)
  • SOUND DESIGN with John Cobban (Murder, Eve, Two Doors Down, The Replacement) 
  • DIRECTING DRAMA with Tom Vaughan (Doctor Foster, Victoria, What Happens in Vegas)

TV PREVIEWSEvent: TV Preview: The Replacement + Q&ADate: Wednesday 18 January 2017Venue: The Grosvenor, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • Fortitude + Q&A with creator Simon Donald
  • The Replacement + Q&A with writer/director Joe Ahearne and actors Morven Christie & Richard Rankin
  • The Loch + Q&A writer Stephen Brady, ITV Studios Creative Director for Drama and Executive Producer Tim Haines, producer Willy Wands and Actor Laura Fraser.
  • Trust Me + Q&A with writer Dan Sefton, Gaynor Holmes, Executive Producer and BBC Studios Commissioning Executive for Scotland and actor Sharon Small


BAFTA Scotland held 45 membership screenings in Glasgow and 29 screenings in Edinburgh in 2017, including preview screenings of The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Breathe and The Phantom Thread. Screenings followed by Q&As included...

Event: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool + Q&A with Paul McGuiganDate: 21 November 2017Venue: Cineworld, Glasgow

  • The Levelling + Q&A with writer/director Hope Dickson Leach, cinematographer Nanu Segal & composer Hutch Demouilpied 
  • Daphne + Q&A with director Peter Mackie Burns
  • Filmstars Don't Die in Liverpool + Q&A with director Paul McGuigan
  • CHAS Hospice Screenings: Beauty and the Beast & Ferdinand

SPOTLIGHT ON...Event: Masterclass: The UndateablesDate: Monday 9 October 2017Venue: The Corinthian Club, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • American Justice with producer Arthur Cary (Louis Theroux: Savile, 24 Hours in Police Custody) at XPo North, Inverness
  • Murdered by my Father with writer Vinay Patel and actor Kiran Sonia Sawar in partnership with Scotland on Demand
  • The Undateables with Commissioning Editor, C4 Factual Entertainment Lucy Leveugle, executive producer Ian Carre and casting producer Sophia Burton


Event: The Game Changers at DigicitiesDate: Wednesday 15 March 2017Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo PaloniGAMES

  • The Game Changers in partnership with Digital Cities Glasgow which focussed on the advocacy groups who are gradually improving diversity within the games industry.
  • Keynote with BAFTA Games Special Award recipient Brenda Romero in partnership with Robert Gordon University and Oracle Academy
  • Advocacy in Games at Arcadia Festival, Dundee where our panellists discussed how game creators could improve the portrayal of underrepresented groups.  


Event: In Conversation with Mrs. Brown's BoysDate: Sunday 2 April 2017Venue: Oran Mor, GlasgowBAFTA/Carlo Paloni

  • In Conversation with Brendan O'Carroll & the key cast from Mrs. Brown's Boys was a special event held in April, open to BAFTA Members and the public. Brendan O'Carroll took some time out of his immense UK tour to talk through the making of the programme, the importance of his family’s involvement and the ingredients that have made Mrs. Brown’s Boys such an international success. 
  • In Conversation with Takashi Nakamura in partnership with Scotland Loves Anime at EIFF


Visit the BAFTA SOUNDCLOUD PAGE to listen to podcasts from our events in 2017.