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Deadline: 7 July 2010

Selective Distribution
Deadline: 1 July 2010

Continuous Training
Deadline: 9 July 2010

For further information please contact Emma Valentine:
T: 0141 302 1776

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Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program

Date: 9-20 August 2010
Location: Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program is pleased to announce that it will once again be offering a Two Week Summer Intensive Programs based in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh program is being offered again after a three year hiatus and in the past has attracted students from all over Europe.

The program's creator and leader is Emmy Award winning composer, Hummie Mann. Hummie is an active film composer with over 20 years experience in the business. His credits include films such as Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

More information and audio samples of his work are available at:

Cost, details and registration for the program are available on at:

The Writers' Factory Feature Film Course

Date: October 2010 onwards
Location: Screen Academy Scotland Production Centre

This long-awaited 22 week intensive evening class will have its first run at ESSAMA in early autumn 2010. The aim of this course is to move from idea to completed Rough Draft feature film screenplay within a supportive developmental environment.

You must either have completed The Writers' Factory Introduction to Screenwriting course or the Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy PGCert or Masters screenwriting programmes. A short sample of your screenwriting will also be required.

The workload for participants will be significant throughout the 22 weeks, the aim being to move from idea to completed Rough Draft feature film screenplay within a supportive developmental environment. Ideally, participants will begin the course with a new idea rather than reworking existing material.

For further information, please visit:

The Writers' Factory is funded by Scottish Screen and the Scottish Arts Council and is coordinated by the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland.

Film scheme for deaf filmmakers

Deadline: 17 September 2010
by 5pm

The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) Zoom Short Film Scheme for Deaf filmmakers is running again. Zoom awardees are given £2,000 as well as production and post production support to make a short film in British Sign Language.

This year also sees the launch of Zoom Focus which gives previous Zoom awardees the opportunity to win £4,000 as well as production and post production support.

For guidelines and an application form please visit:



Gaelic Writers: Interested in Writing for Television Drama?

Glasgow Caledonian University offers a one year M.A. in Television Fiction Writing. The course has the support of Shed Productions and several scholarships from the television industry. This year there are two full scholarships for Gaelic writers.

For more information, visit: 

Mediaco-op Networking Event

Mediaco-op invites you to a free lunchtime networking event, ‘Co-operating on Screen’, at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Friday 2 July 2010, 12pm.  Snacks will be provided.

The event is being held to celebrate ‘International Co-operatives Day’ and the UK’s first ever ‘Co-operatives fortnight’ (19 June – 3 July 2010).

Scottish Screen star Alison Peebeles (Taggart, River City) will present films about the joy of cooperation.

Mediaco-op looks forward to seeing you there.  

For more information, visit:
T: 0141 551 9813
RSAMD Summer Courses 2010

The RSAMD is running two film industry focused workshops as part of their 2010 summer programme.  The courses are: ‘Acting for Camera’ and ‘Prosthetics’.

All courses are taught by highly skilled performing arts professionals and take place in the Academy’s teaching and performing spaces. 

23 - 27 August 2010
Acting for Camera (Performance and Production)

This exciting new course is for people interested in either acting for camera or in the technical production of digital film and television. 

Working with the Academy’s Acting and DFTV staff, performance and production skills will be explored and developed, culminating in the production of a show reel of material.

The course may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or exploring a career in the fields of performance or production for film and television.

9 – 27 August 2010
Led by Martin Mallorie, the Academy's award-winning Lecturer in Design and Props, the first part of this course offers an introduction to prosthetics, including casting and sculpting techniques, and the opportunity to produce special effects prosthetics for stage and film. The second part will delve into advanced level design and realisation. Working with both traditional and cutting-edge materials, participants will be supported and guided by experienced industry professionals.

The only one of its kind in the UK, this course is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to explore this specialist craft to the next level, pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in the field of prosthetics.

For more information, contact Dramaworks at:
T: 0141 270 8213 

You can also book online at:
Or by calling the RSAMD Box Office on:
T: 0141 332 5057 
Inverness Engine Room Pitch Workshop

Deadline for applications: 12 July 2010

Following highly popular events in London and North Wales in June, Sheffield Doc/Fest, in partnership with Wide Eye Pictures, Highland and Islands Enterprise and MEDIA Antenna Scotland, invites you to The Engine Room Pitch, taking place in Inverness, Scotland from 28-29 July 2010.

The Engine Room Pitch is a unique two-day project development and pitching workshop for documentary filmmakers and factual cross-platform creatives seeking UK and international commissions, co-production and market intelligence. It is also an exceptional networking opportunity. Created by leading international pitch trainer Christina Burnett of Wide Eye Pictures, the Engine Room Pitch format has been successful in Ireland, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, as well as in the UK.

Participants can attend either as a pitcher with a project, or as an observer. This workshop is open to filmmakers and cross-platform creatives from Scotland only, but applicants can come from anywhere within Scotland. 
To express interest, email Doc/Fest Marketplace Assistant Floury Crum with a one-page proposal for a documentary or a doc/factual cross platform project (and some information about yourself). 

This workshop costs £20 for those within the Highlands and Islands, and £35 for those from the rest of Scotland.   

For further information, please visit:

For more information on MEDIA UK, please visit:  

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