With NFTS Scotland due to accept applications early 2018 and open in April 2018, we are particularly excited about any NFTS graduate work north of the border and this year’s BAFTA Scotland Awards doesn’t disappoint!
Two Scottish NFTS graduates have received nominations and a further two NFTS alumni are credited on Best Feature Film nominee, T2 Trainspotting.
NFTS Directing Documentary MA graduate, Stephen Bennett has been nominated, along with his production colleagues, Elspeth O'Hare and Jennifer Gilroy for the Best Features & Factual Series award in his capacity as director/producer on a three part series called The Council which was shown on BBC Scotland in December 2016. Stephen won a BAFTA Scotland award in 2016 for Dunblane: Our Story.
And NFTS Directing Fiction MA graduate, John McKay is nominated for Best Short Film, for 1745, which marks his debut as a producer and tells the harrowing story of two African slave sisters who escape into the wilderness of 18th century Scotland. 1745 is directed and co-produced by Gordon Napier and written by Morayo Akandé.
T2 Trainspotting is nominated for Best Feature Film and credits NFTS Production Design MA graduate, Elo Soode as Concept Artist and Production Sound graduate, Linda Brenon as Foley Editor.
The awards take place on the 5th November in Glasgow and are presented by Edith Bowman.