Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN)

Important information for filmmakers

Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN)

Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN) offers new and emerging filmmakers significant support for individual film projects and professional development.

SFTN connects with new and emerging Scottish talent – from new entrants through to first-time feature filmmakers by providing tailored support which best suits individual requirements alongside wider funding schemes and short film commissions.

SFTN is a consortium made up of the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), DigiCult and Hopscotch Films. SFTN represents Scotland in the UK-wide BFI NET.WORK initiative as it connects the UK’s film talent development agencies. The Scottish Film Talent Network consortium has been awarded the contract by Creative Scotland and is supported by BFI & Creative Skillset.

This initiative is the first to bring together industry practitioners in film development, production, finance, distribution, exhibition and festivals who will pass on their expertise through comprehensive hands-on development opportunities.

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Scottish Shorts Delivered

Festival Premieres for Slate in 2014

“Innovative, fresh and honest like the country they come from …”

In 2012, DigiCult and Hopscotch Films joined forces to develop and produce an exciting slate of shorts with support from Creative Scotland. The initiative draws on the experience of award winning producers John Archer, Carolynne Sinclair Kidd and Paul Welsh.

The slate premieres internationally in 2014, including new work by BAFTA winners Martin Smith and animators Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson.

Exchange and Mart’s world premiere was at Sundance. Next month, it will be competing for the both the Scottish and International Short Film Awards at the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Seagulls’ world premiere and Exchange and Mart’s European premiere will be at Berlinale in February.

Click on the links below to find out more about each film:

As He Lay Falling

Exchange and Mart

Monkey Love Experiments

Seagulls 

Wyld