Robin MacPherson Writes – From the Kolkata Film Festival

Last week, it was China for Robin MacPherson – Screen Academy Scotland director; now it’s India……..

Last week, it was Beijing, for the CILECT international congress of film and television schools; this week, it’s the Kolkata Film Festival, in India, where we’ve been meeting local film makers and teachers at the Satyajit Ray Film Institute. It’s been a busy time for the four students and two members of staff – myself and Paul Holmes – from Screen Academy Scotland.

One of numerous memories from CILECT was how it coincided with the news of Obama’s election as US president. It was slightly surreal to see half the hall following the