'Moving' Film Among Winners at BAFTA New Talent Awards

A film described as “a moving portrait of a man looking after his father in the Scottish Highlands” was among the winners last night at an awards competition celebrating the best of Scotland's new filmmaking and screenwriting talent.

Caring for Calum was directed by Lou McLoughlan, from the Screen Academy Scotland, based in Edinburgh and run by Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art. And she was among the winners at the BAFTA in Scotland New Talent Awards 2011.

Hosted by broadcaster, Kaye Adams, the awards – say the organisers – “recognise the very best new talent in the moving image industries in Scotland”. They were held at the Glasgow Film Theatre.

In a statement issued by BAFTA in Scotland, its chair, Ewan Angus, is quoted, as saying: “In today’s current economic climate, it is especially important that we take the time to recognise the outstanding level of talent emerging from the Scottish moving image industries. Tonight demonstrates the enormous wealth of potential we have within Scotland, and we’re proud to be able to give the winners the recognition they rightly deserve.”

Best Animation was awarded to Out on the Tiles, a stop-motion animation written and directed by Edinburgh College of Art student, Anna Pearson. Out on the Tiles follows the story of an inebriated woman who pays a visit to the ladies toilet in order to have a cheeky cigarette.

The evening also saw Hanna Stanbridge scoop the Best Actor/Actress award for her role as a street-smart teenager in a film about a housing estate terrorised by a murderous beast. Outcast, which was shot in Edinburgh, also starred well-known Scots actors, Kate Dickie and James Cosmo. 

The statement also quotes BAFTA in Scotland director, Jude MacLaverty, saying: “Each year we are overwhelmed by the level of creativity, originality and thought contained within the nominated projects. The awards given out tonight were very well deserved and BAFTA in Scotland is proud to showcase the emerging talent within our country.”

The winners:

ANIMATION

OUT ON THE TILES

Director: Anna Pearson

Writer: Anna Pearson

Producer: Donald Holwill

Edinburgh College of Art (eca)

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Pete MacDonald

FIXING LUKA

DigiCult

EXPERIMENTAL / ART

LYRICAL SPREAD

Director: Ian Robertson

Writer: Ian Robertson

Producer: Ian Robertson

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Julian Schwanitz for Director of Photography

DISCO

Director: Chico Pereira

Writer: James Mavor

Producers: Olivia Gifford, Gary Hall and James Mavor

Screen Academy Scotland, a Skillset Film and Media Academy at Edinburgh Napier University

WRITER

Keith Grantham, Graham Hughes and Graeme McGeagh

THE BIG SLICK

Enlightened Monster Productions

PRODUCER: SHORT FORM

Naysun Alae-Carew

ZOMBIE MUSICAL

Haphazard Media

PRODUCER: FICTION or FACTUAL

Sarah Drummond

MUM’S BIRTHDAY

Pilton Video

ACTOR/ACTRESS

Hanna Stanbridge

OUTCAST

Makar Productions

DIRECTOR: SHORT FORM

Lou McLoughlan

CARING FOR CALUM

Screen Academy Scotland, a Skillset Film and Media Academy at Edinburgh College of Art (eca)

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