Media release: Free, online events launched, featuring BAFTA Scotland-nominated film, game and TV talent


THE British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland (BAFTA Scotland) has today announced the line-up for the online BAFTA Scotland Sessions, supported by Screen Scotland.

Panels of nominees and industry experts will offer an insight into their craft and the nominated films, games and TV programmes they have worked on, including Guilt, Elizabeth is Missing, The Nest, Deadwater Fell, Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, Being Gail Porter and many more.

The BAFTA Scotland Sessions, will take place online from Tuesday 24 November until Wednesday 2 December and activity is open to industry and public guests, with tickets available now at

This is the first time the event series will be held in Scotland, in-line with the popular TV Sessions held preceding the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.

Open to the public and free of charge, The Sessions allow audiences to delve into the world of their favourite films, games and TV shows. Guest speakers are invited to discuss their work and members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Highlights from the event schedule include: Writing, featuring Neil Forsyth (Guilt), Andrea Gibb (Elizabeth is Missing) and Paul Laverty (Sorry We Missed You); and Producing Scripted Television with Emma Kingsman-Lloyd (Deadwater Fell), Sarah Brown (Elizabeth is Missing) and Jules Hussey (Guilt).

Jude MacLaverty, director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the BAFTA Scotland Sessions this year. This is the first time the event series will be held in Scotland, in-line with the popular TV Sessions held preceding the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, and we are absolutely thrilled that so many of our incredible nominees are able to take part to make it happen.

“During these challenging times, the film, game and TV industries have played a vital role in keeping the nation entertained, connected and informed and so we are really excited to be able to bring this digital programme of events to the public. Allowing them the opportunity to hear first-hand from the on-screen talent and creative teams behind the scenes of their favourite films, games and TV shows.“

The event schedule is listed below.

Tickets are available now from



Tuesday 24 November

19.30 – 20.30
An unique opportunity to hear from the producers and directors nominated across the Director Factual and Single Documentary categories, as they discuss tackling complex and important subject matters to create gripping pieces of television.


JOHN MACLAVERTY – (The Battle of Skye Bridge)

MATT PINDER – (Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming)

ANNE-CLAIRE PILLEY (Being Gail Porter)


Wednesday 25 November

19.30 – 20.30
Join us for an in-depth discussion with the producers behind this year’s Television Scripted nominations. We’ll be discussing the creative process and challenges involved in producing a successful drama.



SARAH BROWN (Elizabeth Is Missing)



Thursday 26 November

Hear from this year’s Game nominees, as they share insights on their craft and discuss the processes involved in making their nominated work.


AARON PUZEY (Autonauts)

THOMAS WELSH (Cloudpunk)



Wednesday 2 December

19:30 – 20:30
Hear from this year’s Writer nominees, as they share insights on their craft and discuss their nominated work – spanning a range of themes.


ANDREA GIBB (Elizabeth is Missing)


PAUL LAVERTY (Sorry We Missed You)

The British Academy Scotland Awards, hosted by Edith Bowman, will take place as a digital ceremony on Tuesday 8 December. The ceremony will be live streamed from 19.00 GMT on BAFTA’s Facebook and YouTube channels and followed by a highlights show on BBC Scotland at 22.00 GMT.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit the BAFTA Scotland website ( or email

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally.

Through its awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration.

For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit For more, visit

BAFTA Scotland has been championing the country’s film, games and television industries since 1989, celebrating and rewarding excellence through its annual British Academy Scotland 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.

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, games and TV production, visit For more information, visit

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