Screenwriting Residencies

The Screenwriting Residencies programme took place in 2012. Nine new screenwriters were selected to develop a specific feature film script over a six month period. Participants worked with mentors including tutors from the Binger Film lab in Amsterdam. 

Selected participants were also given the opportunity to present to potential producers at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2012.

The nine writers were: Martin Smith, Barry Gornell, Amy Neill, Catriona MacInnes, Hope Dickson Leach, Tara MacKevitt, Raisah Ahmed, Viv Adam and Mandy Lee. They went through a rigorous selection process.

Over six months, they took part in a residential training programme, and enjoyed support from some of the world's leading script consultants, Marten Rabarts, Molly Stensgaard and Olivia Stewart.

The writers honed their screenplays to present them to their peers. The programme also offered access to specialists and inspiration at home with master classes from award-winning screenwriter Andrea Gibb (Afterlife and Dear Frankie) and peer networking.

The Screenwriting Residencies were supported by Creative Scotland's Creative Futures programme. 

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