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Friday 6 March

Networking Breakfast

Festival Hub, 09:00 - 10:00

Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland, join us for a delicious warm breakfast to set you up for the day's activities ahead.

Working in Scotland's Screen Industry

Robert Burns Suite, DoubleTree, 10:00 - 11:30

Working with leading industry practitioners, Skills Development Scotland will present insights on the breadth of in-demand jobs in Scotland’s screen industry and practical tips & insights on how all young people can best plan for and secure these jobs.

This event will outline the range of jobs in the sector, bringing insights, tips and experiences from leading industry practitioners on what they’re looking for. Learn about recruitment processes and tips for applying for jobs.

Hear from young people reflecting on their experiences of finding work in the industry. Hear about Foundation Apprenticeships in Creative Digital Media and how work-based learning in Scotland is bringing a wider, more diverse range of people into the industry.

Discover what it’s like to work in Scotland’s screen industry: working hours, conditions, pay, contracting, freelancing and progression. 

This is for you if you’re:

·         14 years or over and interested in working in film & television

·         a parent or guardian with a child interested in working in film & television

·         a secondary teacher involved in teaching film & television and want to refresh your knowledge on industry careers and work routes.

Spaces for this session must be booked in advance. Please register here.

In Partnership with Skills Development Scotland

Glasgow on Screen: From Hillhead to Hollywood

Lomond Suite10.30 - 11.30

Over the past few years Scotland has seen an increase in production both home-grown and from overseas. This session is aimed towards newcomers but also working professionals and covers choosing your location, the balancing act of bringing a director’s vision to life against budget and health and safety,  plus the challenges of filming in a working city like Glasgow. Featuring Supervising Location Manager Lloret Dunn (credits include World War Z, Patrick Melrose, T2 Trainspotting), Jennifer Reynolds, Glasgow Film Office and Chris McCairns, Events and Film Traffic Officer will share their experience and insider knowledge on vital aspects of filming on location. They will be joined by Our Ladies producer, Brian Coffey from Sigma Films to share his recent experience filming in Glasgow, and Felicity Nixon, from Historic Environment Scotland.

No Wrong Path with GMAC Film

Robert Burns Suite, DoubleTree, 12:00 - 13:15

Do you need a degree to work in the screen industries, or is on-the-job experience the way to go? And will you end up in the job that you trained to do? GMAC Film presents a panel and discussion event looking at the career path that some of Scotland’s leading women in Film & TV have taken since they started their journey at GMAC Film, and what they are doing today.

There will be a Q&A followed by questions from the audience and some time for informal discussion and networking.

Hosted by Aimara Reques (CEO, Aconite Productions), this panel includes Pauline Law (Head of Factual, IWC), Wilma Smith (Independent Filmmaker), Marie Olesen (Film Producer, MD Autonomi) and Lauren Lamarr (Producer, Blazing Griffin).

Networking Lunch

Festival Hub, 13:00 - 14:30

Sponsored by the University of the West of Scotland, join Industry Delegates and invited participants at our Festival Hub for a free light lunch while you network.

BECTU Careers Fair

Robert Burns Suite, DoubleTree, 14:00 - 16:30

Whether you’ve got your eye on a specific department or you’re keen to learn more about the industry as a whole, the BECTU Careers Fair gives you the opportunity to speak to industry professionals from Film and TV drama to learn more about their line of work. Stations will be set up for you to browse and chat freely at your own pace, and you are free to come and go as you please. You will have the opportunity to chat to representatives from all major Film & TV drama production departments.

In partnership with BECTU Vision.

Best Girl Grip - Live Podcast Recording

Fyfe Lecture Theatre RCS, 13:30 - 14:30

Join us for a special edition of the Best Girl Grip podcast as host Nicole Davis talks with BFI's Lizzie Francke about her career. Formerly a Development Producer for the UK Film Council's Development Fund, Lizzie oversaw the First Feature programme, out of which came such projects as The Arbor and Gone Too Far. 

Projects that she has exec produced while at the BFI include The Selfish Giant, The Sourvenir, Cold War, Run and Rialto. Lizzie and Nicole will discuss her entry into the film industry as a critic, her move into production and how she supports rising British talent.



Some Like It Hot: Sex on Screen

Fyfe Lecture Theatre RCS, 15:00 - 16:15

Hosted by journalist Christina Newland, this session will explore how explicit depictions of desire on screen have changed in recent years, whether sex scenes are even necessary in the storytelling process, and how the introduction of on-set Intimacy Coordinators has affected the way such scenes are written, produced, and received by audiences.

Panellists include Little White Lies journalist Sophie Monks Kaufman, Intimacy Coordinator Yarit Dor, and Founder of 'The Clit Test' Frances Rayner (Twitter @clittest)


Attendees at this event will receive a discount code to pre-order a copy of Christina Newland's book She Found it at the Moviesout March 31.

Spotlight: Marjane Satrapi

Fyfe Lecture Theatre RCS, 17:00 - 17:45

Iranian artist and writer Marjane Satrapi work has rightly been called ground-breaking, pushing the boundaries between graphic novel and memoir. In addition to her vast catalogue of written work, she co-wrote and co-Directed Persepolis and Chicken With Plums, with the former going on to be Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominated following its debut at Cannes, where it won the festival’s jury prize. She joins us in Glasgow to celebrate the UK premiere of her recent work Radioactive, to discuss her career so far and the making of her latest feature.  

Radioactive screens at the Festival on Friday 6 March at 18.00 and Saturday 7 March at 13.30. Tickets can be purchased here. 

With Support from NFTS Scotland

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