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Keynotes and In Conversations

Christine Vachon in Conversation

GSA Reid Auditorium / Friday 24 February 14:30 - 16:00

Christine Vachon is a powerhouse of art house cinema. Helming Killer Films for 21 years she has produced over 100 films with a prolifically high quality of output including modern classics such as Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo and Carol. Vachon began her career as a key figure of the New Queer Cinema movement producing Poison and Swoon and has continued to be a prominent proponent of telling LGBT stories, most recently Todd Haynes’ Carol. Here Vachon discusses her career to date.

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

Christine Vachon in Conversation is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds and Skills Development Scotland in partnership with Sigma Films and Film City Futures.

The Young Films Foundation

GSA Reid Auditorium / Friday 24 February 16:15 - 17:15

Chris Young is a Scottish producer with over 30 years experience in the film and TV industry. He is best known for producing one of the most successful UK comedy series of all time, The Inbetweeners. It is his firm belief that collaborative script development between writers, directors and producers is the essential first step in any good production and the cornerstone of a thriving film & TV industry. 

Chris will talk about developing, creating and delivering the successful long-running drama Bannan, now in its 4th season on BBC Alba. He will address the challenges and importance of identifying and nurturing new writing, directing and producing talent on this production. He will also introduce the Young Films Foundation. Inspired by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Programme, the foundation will be a UK-wide script development programme for new writers, producers and directors. YFF will bring them to Skye for an intensive week-long residency developing their project under personal, honest and critical guidance from leading industry mentors.

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

The event is delivered in partnership with Young Films Foundation.

IPS Filmmaking in Scotland with BBC Films, BFI, Creative Scotland and Film 4

GSA Reid Auditorium / Friday 24 February 10:00 - 11:00

IPS interviews UK funding execs on the future of the Scottish film industry. Joe Oppenheimer Head of BBC Films, Lizzie Francke Senior Development and Production Executive at BFI Film Fund, Natalie Usher Director, Screen at Creative Scotland and Tracey Josephs Head of Production at Film4 will be on hand to discuss their role in the Scottish Film Industry. We’ll find out what they’re looking for when investing in a film, and how publicly funded bodies can take a more active role in Scotland along with discussing issue such as BFI's 2022 plan. This will be an unmissable opportunity to hear and be heard about what the future holds for filmmaking in Scotland.

This event is open to all Industry Focus pass holders.  You can purchase your pass here. The event is delivered in partnership with Independent Producers Scotland.

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