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Screen Scotland Newsletters

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.

December 2021

In the December issue, we had an end of year message from Screen Scotland's Executive Director, Isabel Davis. We shared news about the COVID Cancellation Fund for Creative Freelancers, information about the new hybrid version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and the news that Screen Scotland and the BBC have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding.

November 2021

In our November newsletter, we bring you the latest from the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2021 and news on some proposed changes to our Film Production and Development Fund which we're seeking your feeback on. We also have a variety of exciting industry opportunities to check out such as the chance to train on Outlander Series 7.

October 2021

The October newsletter is jam-packed with the latest news from Screen Scotland including the BAFTA Scotland 2021 nominations as well as a selection of industry opportunities currently available. We also highlight a selection of upcoming climate-focused film screenings and events taking place in the COP26 Green Zone next month.

September 2021

September's newsletter has all the latest announcements across Scotland's screen sector including details about a new feature film being shot in the Outer Hebrides. We also have a range of exciting industry opportunities and development programmes to apply, plus an opportunity to have your say by taking part in a couple of Creative Scotland commissioned research opportunites.

August 2021

In the August newsletter, we bring you all the details about an exciting new climate filmmaking challenge, the latest film festival programme announcements including Take One Action and Screenplay, plus a selection of industry opportunities to help kickstart your career in the screen sector.

July 2021

In July's newsletter, we bring you the latest screen sector news, including updates on the Edinburgh International Film Festival screening schedule as well as the announcement that a TV adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel Anansi Boys will shoot in Scotland. We also have some exciting industry opportunities and information about our latest feature interview with film critic, Jennie Kermode.

June 2021

This month's newsletter includes the exciting announcement that Good Omens (Series 2) will be filmed entirely in Scotland as well as news about the Scottish filmmakers and films featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Plus, we have the latest industry opportunities from the sector and a list of environmentally focused film events and projects that are paving the way for a more sustainable world.

May 2021

With the exciting news of cinemas re-opening across Scotland this month, we've got information on the recipients of the Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund and an A-Z of Independent Cinemas to visit, industry opportunities such as the BFI's Step Up Programme, research updates including two PhD opportunities, and some shout outs for various achievements from the sector.

April 2021

In the April newsletter we've got the latest Screen Scotland news including the Youth Climate Film Project and production starting on Float, some funding and development opportunities from the sector, and a guide to what you can see at a variety of film festivals taking place this month including CPH: Dox and Alchemy11.

March 2021

March's Newsletter shares the BFI and BAFTA's next stage of work to tackling bullying, harassment and racism in the workplace, which Screen Scotland fully supports. We cover news of the Scottish Drama Writers’ Programme 2021, the BBC's new Across the UK strategy, and an executive summary of a study of the value and impact of FOCUS business support, which we commissioned Ekos Ltd. to carry out.

February 2021

This month we welcome Scottish Government news of additional support for creative freelancers in the arts, screen and creative industries. We highlight our newly commissioned impact study to assess the value of Scotland's screen sector, the chosen participants for two fantastic development programmes, Scottish wins at this year's BIFA Awards, and more.

January 2021

Our latest issue includes news of our Access: Scotland initiative, Screen Scotland supported films at Glasgow Film Festival, TRC's rad training programme, and an exciting trailer for feature film Falling for Figaro from Black Camel Pictures.

December 2020

In the December newsletter, we had an end of year message from Creative Scotland CEO, Iain Munro. We shared the eight filmmakers selected to take part in GMAC Film's Little Pictures programme, shooting news for feature film The Origin, and information about Short Circuit's new programme Convergence. A big shout-out to BAFTA Scotland winners in this issue, after the digital awards ceremony on 8 December.

November 2020

Lots of #FilmInScotland highlights in this issue with Amazon Original series The Rig announced to shoot in Scotland, along with Tetris: The Movie, which is co-produced by Scotland's Gillian Berrie. We call for proposals for our new strategic development initiative in partnership with Sky Documentaries.

October 2020

In October, we announced the independent production companies who will benefit from our funding partnership with Channel 4, as well as information about our Screen Hardship Fund applications and the online directory of courses and workshops created by the Screen Training Alliance.

September 2020

In our first Screen Scotland newsletter, we announced our new Screen Hardship Fund and the appointment of three new strategic roles in the Screen Scotland team. We shared the news of the nine films selected to be produced through the Short Circuit scheme, Sharp Shorts, and lots of great festival news for Scottish films.