SFTN is the Scottish section of the BFI NET.WORK, connecting the UK’s film agencies for the first time, bringing together experienced development teams and talent centres to offer hands-on and holistic development opportunities for promising UK writers, directors and producers who are yet to make their first feature film.

 Please go to the SFTN website - www.scottishfilmtalent.com for further information on the range of funding and development opportunities available.

 

Scottish Film Talent Network

Supported by Creative Scotland and Creative Skillset and in partnership with BFI NET.WORK, SFTN will discover, nurture and advance new and emerging filmmaking talent across Scotland.

 This innovative programme provides a clear ladder of progression from shorts to first feature, offering significant support for individual film projects and personal skills development.

 SFTN's core activities will provide opportunities for all levels of new and emerging talent, from those looking to secure their first short film commission, to those almost ready to start seeking finance on their first feature.

 

About the Scottish Film Talent Network

The Scottish Film Talent Network consortium has been awarded the contract by Creative Scotland to deliver the Scottish element of the BFI NET.WORK.

The BFI NET.WORK is connecting the UK’s premier film talent development agencies for the first time, bringing together experienced development teams and talent centres to offer hands-on and holistic development opportunities for promising UK writers, directors and producers who are yet to make their first feature film.

 The SFTN consortium comprises the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), DigiCult and Hopscotch Films.

 Please head to our dedicated website for further information - www.scottishfilmtalent.com. All enquiries relating to the SFTN should be sent to info@scottishfilmtalent.com.

 

About the BFI NET.WORK

Across the rest of the UK, the BFI NET.WORK partners include Creative England, Film Agency for Wales and Northern Ireland Screen. Film London will also deliver a number of targeted development programmes in the capital.

 Each organisation has executives with specific responsibility for working with new and emerging filmmakers, with the ability to apply resources to script development, short filmmaking and other bespoke development needs. Details of opportunities available to new and emerging talent nationwide can be found on their respective websites:

·      Creative England 

·      Film Agency for Wales 

·      Film London is also providing additional support for filmmakers based in the capital.

·      Northern Ireland Screen 

 In spring 2015, the NET.WORK Online will offer more opportunities for new filmmakers to share their work with each other and to industry professionals.

Further information on the BFI NET.WORK can be found here:

www.bfi.org.uk/film-industry/bfi-network

 

Who is the Scottish Film Talent Network for?

The SFTN is aimed at both new and emerging talent based in Scotland.

New Talent

As a writer, director or writer/director, NEW means you have some experience in self-funded short films, student films or produced creative work that has not yet attracted financial support from the film industry.

Emerging Talent

As a writer, director or producer EMERGING means you have made funded work that has had some positive attention from the industry and/or public, and who are looking for guidance and support towards making their first feature. In some cases, we may support filmmakers who have made a no/micro/very-low budget, or previously unreleased feature film.

 Here are some bullet points to help differentiate between new and emerging talent:

 New Talent

·      Little or no professional experience.

·      Some track record in self-funded films, in student films or in other screen-based or related media (theatre, radio, visual arts etc.) but whose work has yet to attract attention and/or significant support from within the film industry.

 Emerging Talent

·      Already acquired some professional experience.

·      Produced work which has already received positive industry and/or public attention.

·      Have not yet written or directed a produced feature film.

 

SFTN Opportunities

Please head to the SFTN website - www.scottishfilmtalent.com to get further information on the range of funding and development opportunities available.

 

Further information

Please forward all SFTN related enquiries to info@scottishfilmtalent.com.

For updates please follow us on the twitter account - @SFTNetwork or like our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/scottishfilmtalent.

 

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Claudia Yusef announced as Talent Development Executive

Yusef will join SFTN in November 2014

Tuesday 28 October 2014: The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), DigiCult and Hopscotch Films have today announced the appointment of Claudia Yusef as Talent Development Executive for the Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN).

Taking up her post in November 2014, Yusef will lead on this exciting new programme partnership, aimed at identifying and nurturing new and emerging film talent across Scotland.

Yusef joins SFTN from 42 Management & Productions in London where she held the position of Development Executive. Her most recent collaborations include WELCOME TO THE PUNCH; MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT; THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR; and AUTOBAHN.

Claudia said of her new role:
“I'm looking forward to joining this exciting and important initiative, and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to help find and nurture a new generation of Scottish talent.”

Yusef’s remit for SFTN will include identifying film talent and projects suitable for funding or development support, working across feature film script development, and short film development and production. Yusef will scout and track upcoming talent, assess applications and provide bespoke support and editorial expertise.

SFTN is a consortium made up of CMI, DigiCult and Hopscotch Films, representing Scotland in the UK wide BFI NET.WORK initiative. This initiative connects the UK’s film agencies Creative England, Creative Scotland, Film Agency for Wales, Northern Ireland Screen and Film London.

A spokesperson for the SFTN consortium said:
“We're excited to begin working with Claudia. Her experience will help Scotland's wealth of new filmmaking talent see their stories realised on the big screen.”

Funded by Creative Scotland and BFI, the SFTN’s purpose is to discover, nurture and progress new and emerging filmmaking talent across Scotland, offering hands-on and holistic development opportunities for promising UK writers, directors and producers who are yet to make their first feature film.

Robbie Allen, Portfolio Manager for Creative Scotland said:
“We are delighted that Claudia has joined the team dedicated to identifying, supporting and promoting the next generation of Scotland's film talent. She brings with her a wealth of experience working in independent film development and production and a passion for discovering and developing new and emerging talent.”

Lizzie Francke, Senior Development and Production Executive, BFI Film Fund:
“It has been exciting to work with filmmakers, talent and Creative Scotland on a number of original films promoting and supporting new Scottish voices from Paul Wright on FOR THOSE IN PERIL, Scott Graham with SHELL and IONA, as well as Gregory Burke, the writer on ’71. The BFI NET.WORK is a key initiative to support promising writers, directors and producers from all across the UK, and we look forward to working with Claudia to discover and develop the next generation of Scottish filmmaking talent.”