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Developing Talent

Scotland boasts an incredible range of talent, from award-winning directors and writers to internationally recognised actors. As a result of the wealth of indigenous talent, Scotland produces at least five feature films each year.

There films go on to pick up awards and screen at festivals around the world, and include the BAFTA Scotland award-winning Crying With Laughter starring Stephen McCole; Valhalla Rising, produced by Karen Smyth and starring Gary Lewis, Jamie Sives and Alexander Morton and Outcast starring Kate Dickie and James Nesbitt. Other films soon to be released include Peter Mullanís new film Neds and The Last Word from David McKenzie.

A variety of fiction and non-fiction short films are also produced in Scotland each year winning awards and critical acclaim at a number of prestigious festivals. These include Believe by Paul Wright (Leopards of Tomorrow International Prize for Short Film Locarno 2009); Peter In Radioland by Joanna Wagner (Edinburgh International Best Scottish Short Film Award 2009) and Life of A Pigeon by Billy Campbell (Best Short Film BAFTA Scotland 2009).

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