BAFTA Guru Programme – Open For Applications

Applications are now open for the 2017 BAFTA Guru programme. BAFTA Guru puts people with up to a year's experience in the film, TV or games sectors in front of a range of industry professionals, for coaching mentoring and 1-2-1 meetings. For just £40 (and hardship bursaries are available) you get two days of meetings... Continue Reading →

Blazing Griffin Grows – Games Meets Film

Blazing Griffin, the Edinburgh-based game development studio has announced that the company is expanding to incorporate film and post-production capabilities to the company. The company's ambition is to become one of the country's first truly transmedia creators, creating worlds and stories which span film, games, comics and more. The new film division will be run... Continue Reading →

Funding Competition Open To Edinburgh Digital Companies

Attention game developers and digital companies - especially (but not limited to) those in Edinburgh - Innovate UK (the organisation formerly known as the technology strategy board) is to invest up to £1 million in innovative research and development projects centred on the emerging cluster of digital media businesses in Edinburgh. The competition aims to stimulate the hotspot... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Scotland Awards – Open For Entries

Developers, BAFTA Scotland needs your games. The 2015 BAFTA Scotland competition is now open for entries. The games category offers developers of all games released between 18th July 2014 - 2nd July 2015 are eligible. This includes all platforms - online (browser) games, mobile, tablet, console, PC, Mac, Linux, etc. It doesn't matter if games were... Continue Reading →

BAFTA New Talent Awards – Open For Entries

The 2015 BAFTA Scotland NEW TALENT Awards are now open for entries. The New Talent awards recognise, inspire and celebrate students and new and emerging practitioners from all over the country and gives up-and-coming screen industry talent a platform to showcase their work to the wider industries. New Talent is open to students and emerging... Continue Reading →

Event – Crowdfunding V Crowdlifting – Unlocking The Potential

Crowd-funding. It was awesome. It was the saviour of indie gaming. It was an over-hyped waste of time. It was a way for the unscrupulous to rip-off the gullible. It was only for the already successful. It was only good for very specific projects. It's... so over. Crowd-funding is still with us. It's being used... Continue Reading →

Go North, Play Games…

June 4th marks the start of the 2014 Go North festival in Inverness. Go North celebrates all aspects of the cultural and creative arts and includes film, music, literature and a growing number of games. For the first time, the festival in 2014 will feature a gaming playground, where a number of Scotland's development studios will... Continue Reading →

European Commission Approves Tax Relief For UK Games Industry

After years of campaigning, outreach, advocacy and explaining things patiently to various governments, parliaments and public sector bodies, the European Commission has finally approved the games production credit scheme. From April, companies across the UK will be able to apply for tax relief on the production of games which pass a cultural test. The test... Continue Reading →

BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards Nominees Announced

BAFTA Scotland's New Talent awards is an annual competition which recognises work from students, or those just entering the film, television and games industries. The competition has categories for actors, animators, sound designers, writers, directors, producers and of course game developers. New Talent is a unique celebration of emerging talent within the screen industries. It's... Continue Reading →

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