Incubator 2011

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  • Training in Storytelling for the Screen
  • Screenwriting Shorts & Features
  • Short Film Production


Applications are now open for INCUBATOR, a comprehensive drama development and production programme aimed at Scotland’s finest new and emerging writers and writer/directors.

With investment from Creative Scotland, INCUBATOR aims to foster the next wave of world-class writers and directors in Scotland, on occasion partnering with other UK nations and regions to maximize the resources available for talent nationally.

Following an open call for applications (deadline @ 12 noon 29th April 2011), INCUBATOR will select and develop a talent pool of 12 filmmakers working on short and feature length projects.

Over 10 months (May 2011 – Feb 2012), we will develop and produce three short films and develop six feature length projects (including a minimum of three feature script commissions).

For more information on this project, please download the INCUBATOR guidelines and electronic application form on THIS PAGE (left hand side). We look forward to reading your submission.

‘Creative Scotland looks forward to working in partnership with DigiCult to provide opportunities for Scotland’s emerging screen talent. Programmes such as ‘Incubator’ are crucial in providing the first key steps in the careers of our talented writers, directors and producers. This is a fantastic opportunity for the participants who will develop and produce short films that will later be showcased to international audiences and a chance for them to develop a feature screenplay.’

Caroline Parkinson, Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland.

INCUBATOR’s supporters include Virgin Media Shorts, Glasgow Film Festival, Screen Hi with individual project support from UK Film Council. INCUBATOR is open to Scottish based talent only. The programme is not open to part or fill time students.

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