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BAFTA Scotland Launches Series of Free Online Events Featuring BAFTA Scotland Nominated Film, Game and TV Talent

11 November 2020
Scotland Sessions Masonry

Neil Forsyth, Andrea Gibb, Paul Laverty plus many more will join the BAFTA Scotland Sessions supported by Screen Scotland.

Free tickets available here.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has today announced the line-up for the online BAFTA Scotland Sessions, supported by Screen Scotland.

Panels of nominees and industry experts will offer an insight into their craft and the nominated films, games and TV programmes they have worked on, including Guilt, Elizabeth is Missing, Deadwater Fell, Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, Being Gail Porter and many more.

The BAFTA Scotland Sessions, will take place online from Tuesday 24 November until Wednesday 2 December and activity is open to industry and public guests, with tickets available now at events.bafta.org.

This is the first time the event series will be held in Scotland, in-line with the popular TV Sessions held preceding the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.

Open to the public and free of charge, The Sessions allow audiences to delve into the world of their favourite 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.

Highlights from the event schedule include: Writing featuring Neil Forsyth (Guilt), Andrea Gibb (Elizabeth is Missing) and Paul Laverty (Sorry We Missed You); and Producing Scripted Television with Emma Kingsman-Lloyd (Deadwater Fell), Sarah Brown (Elizabeth is Missing) and Jules Hussey (Guilt).

Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the BAFTA Scotland Sessions this year. This is the first time the event series will be held in Scotland, in-line with the popular TV Sessions held preceding the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, and we are absolutely thrilled that so many of our incredible nominees are able to take part to make it happen.  

During these challenging times, the film, game and TV industries have played a vital role in keeping the nation entertained, connected and informed and so we are really excited to be able to bring this digital programme of events to the public. Allowing them the opportunity to hear first-hand from the on-screen talent and creative teams behind the scenes of their favourite films, games and TV shows. “

The event schedule is listed below.

Tickets are available now from events.bafta.org

BAFTA SCOTLAND SESSIONS

DOCUMENTARY
Tuesday 24 November
19.30 – 20.30

A unique opportunity to hear from the producers and directors nominated across the Director Factual and Single Documentary categories, as they discuss tackling complex and important subject matters to create gripping pieces of television.

Speakers:
JOHN MACLAVERTY – (The Battle of Skye Bridge)
MATT PINDER – (Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming)
ANNE-CLAIRE PILLEY (Being Gail Porter)


PRODUCING SCRIPTED TELEVISION
Wednesday 25 November
19.30 – 20.30

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

Speakers:
EMMA KINGSMAN-LLOYD (Deadwater Fell)
SARAH BROWN (Elizabeth Is Missing)
JULES HUSSEY (Guilt)


GAME DESIGN
Thursday 26 November
19:30-20:30

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

Speakers:
GARY PENN (Autonauts)
THOMAS WELSH (Cloudpunk)
ANTHONY GOWLAND (Dead End Job)
 

WRITING
Wednesday 2 December
19:30 – 20:30

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

Speakers:
ANDREA GIBB (Elizabeth is Missing)
NEIL FORSYTH (Guilt)
PAUL LAVERTY (Sorry We Missed You)

The British Academy Scotland Awards, hosted by Edith Bowman, will take place as a digital ceremony on Tuesday 8 December. The ceremony will be live streamed from 19.00 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:
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