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BellRock Creative Scotland Screenwriter Pitch

Theatre Royal / Thursday 23 February 10:00 - 13:00

In 2016 Creative Scotland launched BellRock – a residential feature film screenwriting programme at Hospitalfield for Scottish-based emerging talent as part of an initiative to strengthen skills development and training opportunities across Scotland’s Screen Sector.

BellRock provides the opportunity for six writers/directors per year to attend three residential workshops to work with expert advisors to develop their original screenplays and to present their completed projects at the Glasgow Film Festival and is headed by Olivia Stewart (Three Rivers Film) in collaboration with Robbie Allen and Ross Mackenzie (Creative Scotland); Laura Simpson (Hospitalfield) and Ben Taylor (GFF).

At GFF the BellRock Writers/Directors will be given the chance to present their projects to an audience of UK and European Festival Directors, Producers and Co-Producers, Sales Agents and other Industry Professionals.


Lisa Grindall – CEOL NA MARA
Neil Hepburn – UNDER THE HOUSE
Martin Smith - NAMES
Torkjell Stromme - LIES TO GET LAID BY

ADVISORS – BellRock 2016:

Olivia Stewart
Ian Sellar
Alfredo Covelli
Marten Rabarts (Master Class)

BellRock and Hospitalfield

The choice of BellRock as the name for Creative Scotland’s Screenwriting Workshops BellRock came from The Bell Rock Lighthouse off the coast of Arbroath. The Bell Rock Lighthouse is the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. It was built between 1807 and 1810 by Robert Stevenson – Robert Louis Stevenson’s grandfather.

Hospitalfield is an historic early Arts & Crafts artist’s house in Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland. Left in Trust by Patrick and Elisabeth Allan-Fraser to support education in the arts it was a residential art school for much of the 20th century. Today, Hospitalfield runs a series of research, development and production programmes in the form of residencies, seminars and summer schools.

The event is open to all Industry Focus pass holders.  You can purchase your pass here.

BellRock Screenwriter Pitch is delivered with support by Creative Scotland.

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