Focus on Scotland at Cannes Film Festival

Fresh from the recent successful world premiere of their feature film debut Run, Glasgow based producers Ciara Barry and Rosie Crerar (barry crerar) are heading to Cannes Film Festival this weekend, as part of a sixteen-strong cohort of established and emerging Scottish film producers, who are there to build creative and strategic relationships with the international film industry, to further their projects currently in development.

With support through Screen Scotland’s Market Leaders Programme and Market and Festival Attendance Fund, other producers in attendance include Wendy Griffin (Selkie Productions; Co-Producer Calibre, Line Producer Last Breath, Run, and Limbo), Nic Crum (Blazing Griffin; Producer Anna and The Apocalypse), and emerging producers, Lindsay McGee and Alysia Maciejowska.

They will be joined by their fellow producers in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the Marche du Film, the world’s largest market for film.

Screen Scotland’s Screen Commission will also be in Cannes, based at the UK Film Centre, working to attract productions to Scotland, promoting the country’s stunning locations, world-class talent, crews and facilities, as well as the enhanced funding available in Scotland and access to the generous UK tax incentives.

Our expert team will be taking part in panel discussions, talks, and taking meetings with international producers, financiers, distributors and sales agents to promote all that Scotland has to offer.

For a full programme of events and to register for updates, see the We Are UK Film website.

"Now is the perfect time for our producers to be promoting their upcoming projects"

“Cannes presents a specific and unique opportunity to introduce the international film industry to the exciting opportunities that partnering with Scotland can bring. With the advent of Screen Scotland, enhanced funding, and a new focus on attracting work to Scotland, now is the perfect time for our producers to be promoting their upcoming projects and fostering partnerships that will lead to an increase in creative co-productions.”

Isabel Davis
Executive Director, Screen Scotland

Notes to Editors

Market Leaders Programme

Through the Market Leaders Programme (co-ordinated by Ian Davies of Initialize Films), Screen Scotland supports Scotland-based producers to attend Le Marché du Film to build relationships, develop projects and present their films to the international market. Producers: Ken Anderson (Red Kite), Ciara Barry (barry crerar), Rosie Crerar (barry crerar), Nic Crum (Blazing Griffin), Eddie Dick (Makar Films), Wendy Griffin (Selkie Productions), Grant Keir (Faction North), Lindsay McGee (Braw Films), David Murdoch (Sinner Films), Arabella Page-Croft (Black Camel), Kathy Speirs (Up Helly Aa), Paul Welsh (Edge City Films).

Market & Festival Attendance Fund

Producers attending through the Markets & Festivals Attendance Fund:

Carina Birrell (Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award winning Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War); Linsey McGee of Braw Films has produced two shorts through Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN), Hula and Slingshot and is now working on projects in development; John McKay of Compact Pictures (1745), through SFTN; Alysia Maciejowska (Mosquette Films) who recently completed the SFTN short film, Bunny.

Screen Scotland is the dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. With funding from Scottish Government and the National Lottery, Screen Scotland is driving the cultural, social and economic development of all aspects of the sector in Scotland, through enhanced funding, services and support. Screen Scotland sits within Creative Scotland and is a partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council, working in close collaboration with the sector to ensure its success.

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