February 2010

Screen Academy Scotland MA Film graduate (Edinburgh College of Art) Johanna Wagner has won the inaugural Best International Short Film Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival, a strand of Glasgow Film Festival, for her documentary PETER IN RADIOLAND. The jury cited Johanna's 'ability to approach a complex and personal subject with unusual honesty and compassion, and her formal innovation and experimentation with imagery.'

Congratulations Johanna!

http://www.glasgowfilmfestival.org.uk/news_articles/149
 

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Creative Skillset funding for freelancers training

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Get on your character's wavelength
Radio is an ideal medium for fictional characters to come to life and tell their story. This course is about listening and noticing, welcoming and letting characters lead your writing on a great adventure. Discover the freedoms and disciplines of radio.

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MA Creative Writing lecturer and Edinburgh Napier graduate David Bishop wrote an episode of the BBC1 drama series Doctors which broadcast this week, and earned him his first TV drama screenwriting credit.

Congratulations to Rachel Hendry (Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy, eca MA Film Directing graduate 2009) who has won the FilmG for best Factual Short Film. Her film Mo Charaid, Mo Ghaisgeach is a documentary about two elderly ladies from Colonsay who are two of the last native Gaelic speakers on the island. Despite their physical disabilities, Flora - the eldest - and Jessie - heroically continue to remain independent, meet and socialise.