Film Hub Scotland Bursaries helped our members attend a huge range of festivals, events and training courses in 2018.
You can apply for funding to complete activities that will enhance your professional development, benefit your organisation and the wider Film Hub Scotland network. This can include attending training courses, conferences, screenings and visiting other organisations for ‘go and see’ trips. A bursary can cover fees, travel and accommodation costs. Find out more about applying here.
Here’s how some of our members used their Bursaries this year.
Justine Atkinson, Africa in Motion
Attended: Zanzibar International Film Festival
"The festival is an excellent opportunity for Africa in Motion to meet filmmakers from the African continent, with its specific focus on African cinema. Due to the strong relationship we have developed with ZIFF we are able to serve on juries, present films, and attend key networking events. Through this we are able to support the African film industry whilst also ensuring we stay on top of the latest trends when programming our festival in Scotland."
Jen Skinner, Screen Argyll
Attended: ICO Young Audiences Screening Day
"Attending these Screening days have helped me in programming for Young Audiences across Argyll, which include those in isolated rural locations.. It has also enabled me to meet fellow exhibitors in person, to share ideas, make connections and develop partnerships.
Attending the Young Audience screening days has also helped to increase the profile of our activity here on Tiree."
Nicola Kettlewood, Hippodrome Bo'ness
Attended: Kennington Bioscope Silent Film Weekend
"During the weekend I saw eleven feature films, eight shorts and an illustrated discussion about the actress Pearl White. Many of the films were screened from 16mm and 35mm and were either from the BFI National Archive or the private collection of Keven Brownlow, so these were very rare titles. Each film was introduced and accompanied by a programme note which gave more details about the production and the context in which it was made. This was very helpful in furthering my knowledge of the silent film era."
John Harvey, Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Attended: Edinburgh Film Festival
"The screening of Anna and the Apocalypse provided me with the info I needed to be able to book this type of film – a zombie musical aimed at predominantly a younger audience – and to discuss possible schools screenings for local pupils in the run up to Christmas Holidays.
I learned loads from the Archive Film talk, including suggestions of how to source footage, potential pitfalls and try to include some musicians or a speaker to provide accompaniment, musical or otherwise. Our local football team celebrates its 100th anniversary in March 2019 and the talk provided us with a few ideas (as well as sourcing a few clips of the team in action through the 20s, 30s and 50s)."