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Screen Scotland Newsletters

April 2024

Our April newsletter brings you the latest news and updates from across Scotland's screen sector, including the announcement of Stirling Studios and an update on the Edinburgh International Film Festival.


March 2024

This month's highlights include the launch of our new strategy, great news for the Screen Machine mobile cinema and the Edinburgh Filmhouse, industry opportunities, and a celebration of Scottish success in our screen shout-outs.


February 2024

It has been a busy month across the sector, with a range of new films and shows starting production across Scotland, film festival programme announcements, and both big and small screen premieres of some great Scottish productions.


January 2024

For the first newsletter of 2024, we're bringing you the latest announcements from across Scotland’s screen sector, exciting industry opportunities, and celebrating Scottish screen sector success in our screen shout-outs.  


December 2023

Our last newsletter of the 2023, and with it, we send warm wishes for the festive season and the new year, from all at Screen Scotland, with our latest news, opportunities and shout outs.


November 2023

In this newsletter, we share a remarkable set of wins for Screen Scotland backed projects at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023 - we were delighted to see nine wins for Screen Scotland supported productions. We also bring you news on support for the Filmhouse, an update on our Film & Screen curriculum development work, and a number of industry opportunities.


October 2023

This month's newsletter highlights include BAFTA Scotland nominations, the latest Sharp Shorts selected films, and an update on Multi-Year Funding. There are also a number of opportunities, such as the Final Pixel Virtual Production Fellowship programme, TRC's RESET, and an opportunity to attend Content London 2023.


September 2023

This month's highlights include a new short film, commissioned by Screen Scotland, that raises awareness of neurodiversity within the sector, the launch of an online Reuse Hub to encourage sustainable practices within the industry, and a new Screen Scotland fund aimed at schools.


August 2023

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) returned for its 76th edition, celebrating independent cinema and showcasing new work from Scotland. Screen Fringe united film and TV executives with Edinburgh Fringe talent, while the Edinburgh TV Festival brought together delegates from around the world to discuss the major issues facing the industry.We also launched our second Economic Value Report, which showed significant growth in Scotland's film and TV industries between 2019 and 2021.


July 2023

Our July edition includes the announcement of the new Chair of Edinburgh International Film Festival, the return of Screen Fringe, funding updates, and a selection of excitng industry opportunities. 


June 2023

This month's highlights include a groundbreaking new initiative for Scottish producers, the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2023 opening night film announcement, a selection of exciting industry opportunities, and a spotlight on the training initiative that took place during the filming of Screw Series 2.


May 2023

Our May newsletter includes important funding updates for our Professional Development Fund and Film Festival and Screening Programme Fund, in addition to exciting announcements about upcoming productions and festivals.


April 2023

This month's highlights include a Scottish documentary set to open Sheffield DocFest, new funding awarded to Screen Scotland for skills and talent development, and a selection of exciting industry opportunities that you won’t want to miss.


March 2023

This month's highlights include a new report that emphasises the need for flexible working practices in the film and TV industry, an update on the Edinburgh International Film Festival, industry opportunities, and a celebration of Scottish success in our screen shout-outs.


February 2023

Our February newsletter highlights include our new Screen Scotland showreel, a BAFTA win, film festival programme announcements, new series commissions, industry opportunities, and Scottish screen sector success stories.


January 2023

In our January newsletter, we're sharing details about the First Minister's visit to BBC Studioworks' new studio in Glasgow's Kelvin Hall, Glasgow Film Festival's Programme for 2023 plus the latest Scottish film award news. We have all this plus upcoming opportunities and a celebration of Scottish screen sector success in our screen shout-outs.


December 2022

Our final newsletter of 2022 shares the latest news from across Scotland's screen sector including details about our new Screen Educators in Residence Programme, an update on our progress for a film festival in Edinburgh, a selection of exciting industry opportunities, plus a guide to what to watch over the festive period.


November 2022

Our November newsletter includes the exciting news that Cheryl Conway will be joining Screen Scotland as Head of Screen Commission. We also have news from the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2022, an update on future funding for organisations and the latest opportunities in the Scottish screen sector.


October 2022

This month's newsletter includes the BAFTA Scotland 2022 nominations announcement, news that the Screen Scotland supported Winners has been selected as the UK's entry for best international film at the Oscars, and the filmmakers selected for the upcoming Little Pictures programme. We also share the latest opportunities in the sector and provide an update from our research team.


September 2022

This month saw the opening of the new purpose built TV studios inside Glasgow's Kelvin Hall. We also share news about the film projects selected to take part in Sharp Shorts 22/23 and the Screen Scotland backed productions that screened at TIFF and Teluride Film Festival. Plus we include a spotlight on Mairi Claire Bowser, the Sustainability Manager for Scotland,


August 2022

There was lots going on in August for Screen Scotland with two Screen Scotland backed projects winning at EIFF 2022, our sponsored Brain Cox session taking place at the Edinburgh TV Festival and details announced for the upcoming adaption of Mayflies from Synchronicity Films for the BBC.


July 2022

In our July newsletter we bring you the latest Scottish screen sector updates including our latest funding news, programming annoucemnents for Edinburgh International Film Festival, industry opportunities and a focus on our upcoming Screen Fringe programme.


June 2022

In our June newsletter, we share details about a new Screen Scotland commissioned report revealing the economic value of Scotland's screen sector. We also feature the latest industry announcements including exciting details about this year's EIFF and a selection of talent development opportunities.


May 2022

Our May newsletter includes a spotlight of Scottish success at Cannes Film Festival 2022 with the Screen Scotland backed Aftersun winning the inaugural French Touch Prize of the Jury in Cannes Critics' Week. The several newsletter also includes several exciting iinitiatives announced for 2022 including Screen Fringe and Rising Stars: Scotland.


April 2022

In our April newsletter, we feature the exciting news that the Screen Scotland supported Aftersun has been selected to showcase in Cannes' Critics week and Sky Orginal action thriller Borderland has begun production in Glasgow. We also have funding and research updates, exciting development opportunities and screen shout-outs. 


March 2022

Our March newsletter includes our latest news about the BFI Diversity Standards - Screen Scotland Pilot and the recently announced recipients of our Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas. On top of the latest industry opportunities and research updates, we also bid a fond farewell to outgoing Head of Film Education Scott Donaldson.


February 2022

In the February issue, we announced the BFI Diversity Standards - Screen Scotland Pilot and provide the latest funding news including details about our Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas and the Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers. We also have a variety of indusrty opportunities at entry-level for people looking to break into the Scottish screen sector.


January 2022

Our latest issue includes news about the Screen Scotland funded My Old School starring Alan Cumming, details about the COVID Cancellation Fund for Organisations and the 8 participants announced to be taking part in Short Circuit's Convergence initiative. We also include some exciting indusrty opportunities including the chance to train on Outlander Series 7.