Mar 2013 - Scottish Shorts 2012/13 โ€“ Five Short Film commissions announced

date: 
5 Mar 2013 - 13:00

Five teams of emerging filmmakers have been commissioned through the Scottish Shorts 2012/13 programme.

Directors Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson, Ian Waugh, Cara Connolly and Martin Clark, Rory Alexander Stewart and Martin Smith will make their films with producers Cameron Fraser, Richard Warden and Jim Webster, Phoebe Grigor, Paul Ryan and Sarah Drummond.

Individual members of the commissioned teams previous achievements include: Will Anderson (BA Animation, Edinburgh College of Art) and Ainslie Henderson (BA Animation, Edinburgh College of Art) were awarded  the 2013 BAFTA, Best Short Animation for The Making of Longbird; Ian Waugh’s (MFA Advanced Film Practice, Edinburgh Napier) short Strayed recently competed for the Best Scottish Short award at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2013; documentary filmmakers Cara Connolly and Martin Clark (MA Film Directing, Edinburgh College of Art) previously co-directed The Boccia Brothers, which broadcast on BBC2 in 2012 and Rory Stewart is an alumnus of the Collabor8te programme alongside Martin Smith, whose previous short Tracks garnered him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film. Paul Ryan (MA Screen Project Development, Edinburgh Napier) also produced Tali Yankelevich's short for Bridging the Gap The Perfect Fit which was shortlisted for an Oscar.

For full details of projects commissioned see the Creative Scotland website:

http://www.creativescotland.com/news/scottish-shorts-201213-%E2%80%93-five-short-film-commissions-announced