New Talent Competition Call Made by BAFTA in Scotland

Students and first-timers working in the Scottish screen industries, such as television, are being invited to enter their best work into a competition being run by BAFTA in Scotland.

The New Talent Awards celebrate the best of student or first-timer work across over a dozen categories, such as short film, games and animation.

A deadline of the 12th of next month has been set for entries, with the winners to be announced, in Glasgow, on March 24.

This year, there is no main BAFTA in Scotland Awards ceremony, with a “new and improved” one promised for next year.

The absence has been caused, says BAFTA, by organisational efforts to make all their award ceremonies, including the UK-wide one, conform to the one set of criteria and way of operating.

The award categories are:

Director: Fiction

Open to first time or student directors for a narrative film or programme of more than 30 minutes.

Director: Factual

Open to first time or student directors for a factual film or programme of more than 30 minutes.

Director: Short Form

Open to first time or student directors for a narrative or factual film or programme of less than 30 minutes.

Producer: Fiction or Factual

Open to first time or student producers for a narrative or factual film or programme of more than 30 minutes.

Producer: Short Form

Open to first time or student producers for a narrative or factual film or programme of less than 30 minutes.

Actor/Actress

Open to first time or student actors for a single performance in a film or programme.

Writer

Open to first time or student writers for a narrative film or programme of more than 30 minutes.

Original Music

Open to first time or student composers for music written specifically for a film, programme, game or other eligible work of any genre or length.

Technical Achievement

Open to students or people working for the first time in any of the following roles: Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Designer, Sound Recordist, Sound Editor, Costume Design, Production Design, Make Up & Hair, Special Effects, Visual Effects, Title Design

Experimental/Art

Open to work of any length which cannot be classed as narrative or factual, including video art and music videos. The key creative team must all be students or working for the first time in their respective roles.

Animation

Open to animated work of any length. The key creative team must all be students or working for the first time in their respective roles.

Game

Open to interactive games in any format. The key developers must all be students or working for the first time in their respective roles.

New Media

Open to any form of interactive media (including web, mobile, IPTV, red button or any cross-platform combination) incorporating use of the moving image, which is not covered by other categories and where the emphasis is on creativity and viewer engagement through the moving image. The key creative team must all be students or working for the first time in their respective roles.

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