NEW Scottish film talent was celebrated at the award ceremony in Glasgow last night, which saw Sarah Miele take home the award for Female Acting Performance for her role in Grimm Street, in which she played a character with muscular dystrophy.
The Acting Performance Male award was then clinched by 23 year-old Daniel Cameron, for his role in I Am Me, in which he played a character with autism.
The annual awards ceremony recognises, inspires and celebrates the diverse array of emerging practitioners from all over Scotland and gives up-and-coming screen industry talent an all-important platform to showcase their work to the wider industry.
36 nominees were selected across 12 categories, by juries made up of industry professionals, including animation, sound, design, production, entertainment and writer.
In the writing category, sponsored by Creative Scotland, Michal Wdowiak won for his comedy-drama short, Yogi, a film he wrote for his final year at college.
Michal also picked up the Editor Award supported by Edit 123 for the short.
Watch the short here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTWoMKWaIc
Robbie Allen, senior screen executive at Creative Scotland, said: “It was a great night, and inspiring to see so much new and emerging talent on show.
“These awards, unique to Scotland, provide an invaluable opportunity for filmmakers to launch their careers. Many previous awardees have gone on to do amazing things, and this year’s winners and nominees are sure to follow in their footsteps.”
Jude MacLaverty, director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “The BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards is dedicated to encouraging and nurturing up-and-coming talent in Scotland and, once again, we’ve seen there is no shortage of this.
“Tonight, we applauded and celebrated some fantastic emerging talent and congratulations to our very worthy winners.”
The awards were hosted by author, broadcaster and journalist, Muriel Gray, at Glasgow’s Drygate Brewery.
Muriel Gray, ceremony host, said: “This is now my fifth year hosting the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards, and every year I am blown away by the pool of new talent in Scotland. I wish all winners the best of luck in their future careers.”
Notes to editors:
For a full list of winners, visit the BAFTA Scotland website: http://www.bafta.org/scotland/awards/news
FULL LIST WITH WINNERS HIGHLIGHTED IN BOLD, UNDERLINED AND *
ACTING PERFORMANCE FEMALE
LILY GRAHAM Take Your Partners
*SARAH MIELE Grimm Street
CLARE SHEERIN Perfect Strangers
ACTING PERFORMANCE MALE supported by The Woven Thread
*DANIEL CAMERON I Am Me
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN Open Mike
NATHAN MCHALLAM Crowman
*THE ARMADILLO AND THE EARWIG Benjamin Cresswell
THE LAST DAY Muqing Shu, Dongjian Ji, Terry Peng – Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh
NINA & FLICK Vera Babida, Robert Duncan
CAMERA/PHOTOGPRAPHY supported by Progressive
*KRIS KUBIK Dipper from the Water of Leith
CHARLIE ROSE Grout Pray
MIHAIL URSU No Place Like Home
COMPOSER supported by PRS for Mursic
*ATZI MURAMATSU The Violinist
YOANN MYLONAKIS Lemuria
TOMMY REILLY The Beholder
DESIGN supported by MCL Create
LOLA-BLANCHE HIGGINS Grout Pray
JANINE KOPPE Blue Hour
*CARA ROXBURGH Tuesday
DRAMA supported by Tunnocks
*HULA Robin Haig, Lindsay McGee, Mandy Lee, Claire Nicol – Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University
LUCID Lucy Joan Barnes, Beth Woodruff, Nils Gustenhofen – Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh College of Art
STARFISH Louise Dawson, Dayna Baptie, Fergus Thom – The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
EDITOR supported by Edit 123
JONATHON BULTER Open Mike
WAYNE MAZADZA Microcosm
*MICHAL WDOWIAK Yogi
ENTERTAINMENT supported by Bees Nees Media
JAMES MORRISON VERSUS Jordan Laird, Ian Greenhill – Something Something
LAST EXIT TO RICKLESBURGH Russell Miller, Chris Miller, Stuart Condy – Toasted Motion Films/Arpeggio Pictures
*PAPERCLIP Kevin Murray – Glasgow School of Art
FACTUAL supported by Raise the Roof Productions
DEAR PETER Scott Willis, Josh Sabin – Aarol Films
KNOX Murdo Macleod, Philip Todd – Trinity Digital
*THE THIRD DAD Theresa Moerman Ib – SDI Productions
DONALD DAWSON Bomber Boys: Prisoners of Time
SEAN HALL The Legend of Hammerfall
*GABY YÁNEZ Lemuria
WRITER supported by Creative Scotland
JOHNNY HERBIN Electric Faces
*MICHAL WDOWIAK Yogi
CHARLOTTE WELLS Tuesday
BEST NEW WORK
*KRIS KUBIK Dipper from the Water of Leith
About BAFTA and BAFTA Scotland
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.
In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds.
BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.
BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, television and game industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland Awards and BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards.
BAFTA Scotland is at the core of Scotland’s screen industries, regularly engaging its members and the wider industry while reaching out to the public via a comprehensive range of screenings, educational events and masterclasses. www.bafta.org/scotland
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