Filmmakers of Monkey Love Experiments win EIFF award

Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson win award for screenwriting and directing

Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson won the award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Short Film at EIFF for their screenwriting and direction of Monkey Love Experiments. The winners were announced yesterday at the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s closing gala.

The Short Films Jury citation read: ”Being as stylish as it is simple, this animation and an animated hero with wind in his fluffy hair enters straight into the heart and to tears.”

Congratulations to Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson for this fantastic achievement!

One of five shorts developed through:

Scottish Film Talent Network events

Launching in Glasgow, Inverness and Dundee

Thanks to everyone who came to the Edinburgh and Aberdeen launch events for The Scottish Film Talent Network. We still have three more launch dates in Scotland over the next couple of weeks.

SFTN is a new initiative that offers support to upcoming writers, directors and producers that are either based in or from Scotland. It is funded by Creative Scotland and BFI, and delivered by DigiCult, Hopscotch and The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI). It represents the Scottish part of the BFI NET.WORK, a talent development programme running across the UK.

The SFTN will work with emerging filmmakers as they prepare for their first feature, and will also help new talent break into the market by developing and producing shorts.

Events still to come:

GLASGOW
Wednesday 2nd July
GFT, Cinema 3
16.00 – 17.30 (followed by networking drinks in Balcony Bar)
 
INVERNESS
Thursday 3rd July
Eden Court Maclean Room
17.00 – 18.30 (followed by drinks in Douglas Baxter Hall)
 
DUNDEE
Wednesday 9th July
DCA, Cinema 2
16.00 – 17.30 (followed by drinks in the concourse area)
 

These are free, walk-in events. Please join us to meet the team and hear news on all upcoming development and production opportunities.

The Scottish Film Talent Network launches

Exciting new scheme for aspiring filmmakers

DigiCult, Hopscotch and The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) are delighted to announce the Scottish Film Talent Network, a new initiative that offers support to upcoming writers, directors and producers all across Scotland.

SFTN is funded by Creative Scotland and BFI. It represents the Scottish part of the BFI NET.WORK, a talent development programme running across the UK.

The SFTN will work closely with a new generation of Scottish filmmakers to realise their potential and prepare them for their first feature film. It will also support the production of shorts from new and emerging filmmakers.

The scheme is being launched this Sunday at EIFF (22nd June 2014) and will launch in other Scottish cities over the next few weeks.

EDINBURGH
Sunday 22nd June
Traverse Theatre 2 – EIFF Delegate Centre
17.00 – 18.30 (followed by networking drinks in the Traverse Bar)
Access: EIFF Passholder
 
ABERDEEN
Thursday 26th June
Aberdeen Belmont, Cinema 3
17.00 – 18.00 (followed by networking drinks in the Bar)
 
GLASGOW
Wednesday 2nd July
GFT, Cinema 3
16.00 – 17.30 (followed by networking drinks in Balcony Bar)
 
INVERNESS
Thursday 3rd July
Eden Court Maclean Room
17.00 – 18.30 (followed by drinks in Douglas Baxter Hall)
 
DUNDEE
Wednesday 9th July
DCA, Cinema 2
16.00 – 17.30 (followed by drinks in the concourse area)
 

Please join us to hear news on all upcoming development and production opportunities.

 

 

 

 

EIFF 2014 launch in one week

Four shorts in competition

One week to go till EIFF

Four of the five shorts from the Scottish Shorts 2014 slate are in competition and will have their UK premiere next week at EIFF.

Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments will have it’s UK and world premiere at the festival. It is also nominated for the prestigious McLaren Animation Award.

Martin Smith’s Seagulls will have its first UK screening following its world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival in February. It also played Hamburg International Short Film Festival in June. Seagulls will play in the Youth in Flames programme on 19th and 21st June.

Rory Alexander Stewart’s Wyld will have its world premiere at EIFF. This follows Julie Speers’ victory at the BAFTA New Talent Awards in the Best Acting Performance category in March. Wyld will play alongside Seagulls in the Youth in Flames programme.

Also having its UK and world premiere is Ian Waugh’s As He Lay Falling. It will play in the Scottish Shorts programme with Monkey Love Experiments, Seagulls, Wyld and Cara Connolly and Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from 18th – 29th June. Tickets are on sale now for all events.

Congratulations and good luck to all the crews involved!

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