Digicult 2010 talent pool

Catriona has been selected with her new short film project ‘A Cuillin Rising’for the Scottish Digital Shorts talent pool.

DigiCult is delighted to announce its Scottish Digital Shorts 2010 Talent Pool – Scotland’s key development initiative for new and emerging screenwriters, directors and producers.

From over 150 applicants from across Scotland, DigiCult identified ten exciting voices to develop short live action and animation projects. The SDS 2010 Talent Pool has emerged from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and includes two animators, an advertising director, a successful theatre and TV writer, as well as recent graduates from the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Edinburgh Skillset Screen and Media Academy.

DigiCult is also pleased to work with emerging filmmakers who have been recognised through a variety of new talent development schemes and take them forward to the next stage of their careers.

The successful applicants have now entered an intense period of development, working on their short drama or animation projects through one-to-one meetings with DigiCult producers. This has been coupled with training at The Script Factory in London, led by experienced and high profile tutors and guest speakers including Oscar and BAFTA nominated Director, Mike Figgis, Actress Natalie Press, and BIFA-award-winning Directors Eran Creevy and Paul Andrew Williams.

DigiCult Executive Producer, Paul Welsh, will also present his Story Room workshop, with the full pool coming together at the artist residency retreat Cove Park on the Rosneath Peninsula, for a one-day workshop focusing on character and story development. In April 2010, four of these projects will then be commissioned and will be realised in productions in the early summer of 2010.

Scottish Digital Shorts 2010 selected talent pool:

•    Jessica Ashman – Animation Writer/Director
•    Stuart Elliot – Live Action Drama Writer/Director
•    Zinnie Harris – Live Action Drama Writer/Director
•    Gregor Johnstone – Live Action Drama Writer/Director
•    Marten Jonmark – Animation Writer/Director
•    Catriona MacInnes – Live Action Drama Writer/Director
•    Kerry Anne Mullaney – Live Action Drama Writer/Director
•    Ruth Paxton – Live Action Drama Writer/Director
•    Ben Soper – Live Action Drama Writer/Director
•    David Stoddart – Live Action Drama Writer/Director

Scottish Digital Shorts 2010 is co-financed by the UK Film Council, Scottish Screen and BBC Scotland and is supported by RSAMD and South West Screen Commission.

http://www.scottishscreen.com/news/news_story.php?news_id=959&page_id=13

Köln International Women’s Film Festival

IIAWH will play in Cologne next month! Looking forward to it.

The International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne, presents a broadbased programme with around 100 films made by women directors from all over the world.

‘I’m In Away From Here’ will compete in the ‘Panorama’ section:

Works that are remarkable for offbeat perspectives or the joy of technical experimentation always find great interest at the festival. Which means that up-and-coming women directors can have the chance to present their first film at a festival – as can old friends whose careers we have been following for some years now.