BAFTA Guru Live Scotland: the day-long festival for emerging talent in film, games and tv is back
BAFTA Guru is the screen academy’s regular programme of events, mentoring and networking for new talent and those in the early stages of their career in film, television, animation and games. The first BAFTA Guru event to take place in Scotland this year is on Saturday 18th of March at Glasgow School of Art.
The day offers a complete programme of sessions, speakers, rouund tables and workshops – followed by networking opportunities with the creators and speakers.
The sessions bring together film, games and tv practitioners alongside new creative talent to give perticipants direct access to the industry and an opportunity to hear from some of the best in the business. Whether you’re a graduate looking to take those first steps or you’ve already got credits under your belt, BAFTA has a session for you.
You can find the programme for the entire day on the BAFTA Guru Live Scotland website.
What’s Your Game Plan?
The games ecosystem has a dedicated session titled: What’s Your Game Plan?, which features speakers from studios including Junkfish (Monstrum), Blazing Griffin (Murder Mystery Machine, Poirot: The First Cases) and Hyper Luminal Games (Big Crown Showdown, Cloud Jumper).
The session explores “How to create a personalised career plan which will keep you focussed on your next career move”. It asks how you can you build an impressive portfolio that stands out amongst the crowd? How can you identify your training needs and what opportunities are there for developing your skills both informally and formally? These questions and more will be tackled in this session with Games Industry leaders, sharing tips and advice for building a career plan, and helping you feel more in charge of your destiny.
Host: Claire Lim
Stephanie Bazeley, Senior Programmer at Junkfish Ltd.
Rob Madden, CEO at Hyper Luminal Games
Neil McPhillips, Head of Games at Blazing Griffin
Sessions within the BAFTA Guru Live Scotland event can be booked individually, to help participants pick the tracks and topics relevant to them. Sessions cost £3. Get your tickets here.