The BAFTA Scotland Sessions: Game Design, Writing, Features, Shorts

The Scotland Sessions is a series of free online events from BAFTA Scotland, celebrating some of the nominees in the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2021, including the games nominees – Amicable Animal (SOLAS 128), Blazing Griffin (Murder Mystery Machine) and Bitloom (Phogs).

The series will be held online from the 8th -11th of November, in the run up to the 2021 BAFTA Scotland Awards ceremony, which takes place on the 20 November at 16.30 GMT online via BAFTA Scotland’s social channels.

For a second year, BAFTA Scotland will hold these sessions online, allowing them to reach a global audience of BAFTA members, career starters, the next generation of talent, and film, games and TV fans. Panels of nominees and industry experts will offer an insight into their craft and the nominated games, programmes and films they have worked on including Limbo, Murder Mystery Machine; Perfect 10, Poly Styrene: I Am Cliché; Run and more.

The Scotland Sessions offer audiences an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of some of Scotland’s best films, games and TV this year. Free and open to the public, The Scotland Sessions allow audiences to delve into the world of their favourite Scottish productions. Guest speakers are invited to discuss their work and members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The events schedule is listed below. All sessions are free and open to industry and public guests, to sign up and secure your ticket visit the BAFTA events page.

THE SCOTLAND SESSIONS in partnership with SCREEN SCOTLAND

GAME DESIGN

Monday 8th November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Hear from representatives of this year’s Game nominees, as they share insights on their craft and discuss the processes involved in making their nominated work.

Panel:

  • JUSTIN ALAE-CAREW Murder Mystery Machine
  • JAMES MORWOOD PHOGS!
  • THOMAS METHVEN SOLAS 128

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MAKING A SHORT

Tuesday 9th November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Join us for a discussion with the teams behind this year’s Short Film nominations. We’ll be discussing the creative process and challenges involved in producing a successful Short.

Panel:

  • ADURA ONASHILE Expensive Shit
  • LOUIS PAXTON & GRANT O’ROURKE Neville is Dead
  • AUSTEN MCCOWAN & WILL HEWITT Harmonic Spectrum

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WRITERS IN CONVERSATION

Wednesday 10th November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Hear from this year’s Writer nominees, as they share insights on their craft and discuss their nominated work – spanning a range of themes.

Panel:

  • BEN SHARROCK Limbo
  • EVA RILEY Perfect 10
  • LUCY BRYDON Body of Water

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PRODUCING A FEATURE

Thursday 11th November
18.00 – 19.00 GMT

Join us for an in-depth discussion with the producers behind this year’s Feature Film nominations. We’ll be discussing the creative process and challenges involved in producing a successful Feature.

Panel:

  • ROSIE CRERAR & CIARA BARRY Run
  • REBECCA MARK-LAWSON & CELESTE BELL Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
  • ANGUS LAMONT Limbo

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