Trailblazing Skye film residency to return in 2019

The Young Films Foundation is pleased to announce its second annual Skye residency for June 2019.

Following the success of its inaugural training and development programme in May 2018, the Young Films Foundation is partnering with Screen Scotland, Film4, Channel 4 and MG Alba to offer aspiring Scottish filmmakers a unique opportunity to progress their film and TV projects through an intensive week-long programme of workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring, led by some of the UK’s foremost practitioners in the Film and TV Industry.

Applications for the second annual Skye Film residency are now open. The selection process will include a review of proposed material and a series of interviews to be conducted at the time of the Glasgow Film Festival in late February.

The start of the programme is timed to coincide with the Young Films Foundations presentation of new episodes from its latest series of Bannan at the Edinburgh Film Festival in late June.

Applications open

The application process opens on 4th January 2019, with final interviews in Glasgow on 26th February 2019. There will be a total of six places available on the 2019 Skye residency. A wide range of film and TV projects will be considered, including feature films and TV drama and comedy.

Full details are available on the website, where further information on the residency is also available.

Seven young people filming at UNCON

Producer, Chris Young said,
"Since relocating to Skye, Young Films has invested heavily in training and development. The creation of the Young Films Foundation was a natural progression from that early investment, and we are pleased to be able to offer through our Skye Residency the resources and support that aspiring Scottish filmmakers need both in advancing their screen projects, and in fully realising their talents for the future.

"The extraordinary success of the inaugural residency in May 2018 proved conclusively that the Foundation has what it takes to play this increasingly important role in the success of the Scottish film industry.

"In my experience investing time, effort and energy in new talent pays dividends. We received nearly a hundred applications for the 2018 Skye Residency, and this demonstrates the considerable need that the training programme is designed to meet: I am tremendously proud of the six participants whom we selected for the first residency, and of the journey they have undertaken since then. They have all made significant progress with their projects and welcome advances in their careers."

YFF participant, Pauline Boyle said of the 2018 Skye Residency week,

"I left full of encouragement and eager to crack on with my idea and keep working on it. It was a fantastic week - a unique process with inspirational people. I really feel heartened by it all. Thanks to everyone at Young Films, to the mentors and to the community in Skye who treated us so well."

More information

Applications for the 2019 Skye Residency will open on 4th of January 2019. Application forms can be downloaded in English and Gaelic from the website.

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