The winners of the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023 were announced at a special ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central in Glasgow, hosted by presenter Edith Bowman. The BAFTA Scotland Awards honour excellence and celebrate talent across Scotland’s screen industries.
Amongst the winners, we were delighted to see nine wins for Screen Scotland supported productions:
Hassan Nazer (C) attends the 2023 BAFTA Scotland Awards held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on November 19, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Euan Cherry/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA)
Aftersun was the most awarded film on the night, with Charlotte Wells winning two awards for Director Fiction and Writer Film/Television in partnership with Screen Scotland, and Paul Mescal winning the Actor Film category. Aftersun accessed £350,000 National Lottery and Scottish Government funding through Screen Scotland’s Film Production and Development Fund. The film also received funding through BBC Films and the BFI.
Lauren Lyle accepts the Actress Television Award for 'Karen Pirie' at the 2023 BAFTA Scotland Awards, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, on November 19, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA)
Lauren Lyle celebrated two wins for her performance in ITV's Karen Pirie, receiving the awards for Actress Television and the Audience Award for Favourite Scot on Screen. The Audience Award (in partnership with Screen Scotland) is the only category whose winner is voted for by members of the public. The Karen Pirie series accessed £364,000 through Screen Scotland’s Broadcast Content Fund to support the production to base itself in Scotland, supporting trainee opportunities and vital jobs for Scottish crew.
Jono McLeod won Director Factual for My Old School. My Old School accessed £95,000 through the Film Development and Production Fund to support this ambitious hybrid documentary. The film created significant opportunities for Scottish talent and Scottish independent production company Hopscotch Films.
A Long Winter, supported through Bridging the Gap, received the Short Film & Animation award.
The ceremony was streamed live on BAFTA YouTube channel and is available to watch on YouTube. A highlights programme is also available to watch on BBC iPlayer.