Join SDTN at the Glasgow Film Festival 2018

The Scottish Drama Training Network are funding six Industry Passes for the Glasgow Film Festival. Join us on Friday 2 March for a specially curated day for students from our Network of Institutions.

Pass holders will attend a selection of programmed sessions on Friday 2 March. Your  pass will also provide you with access to any of the other Industry events at the Glasgow Film Festival.


BAFTA Scotland Question Time: Why Now? Redressing the gender imbalance in Film & TV
CCA Theatre

We are at a seminal moment in Film and Television history; the industry has taken a more vocal stance against sexual harassment, inequality and intolerance than ever before.

Join BAFTA Scotland’s panellists, who through their work, their voice or their activism have furthered the conversation on gender equality. They will debate the wider issues along with your questions and examine practical solutions that could help improve access, career development and equal on screen representation in the Film and TV industries.

Audience members will be asked to submit a question on arrival. If you cannot make it to the session you can also take part in the debate by using the hashtag #whynow

Industry Spotlight: Kerry Barden
CCA Theatre

Casting Director Kerry Barden has cast over 200 films, including, most notably Spotlight, Still Alice, Dallas Buyers Club, The Help, Boys Don’t Cry, American Psycho, The Pitch Perfect franchise, House of Mirth and four films for director John Waters.

Kerry joins GFF Industry Focus to talk about his immense career and experiences casting for Oscar-winning Hollywood films as well as American Indies, including Winter’s Bone which gave Jennifer Lawrence her big break in the industry. The event is hosted by Wendy Mitchell, contributing editor of Screen International.

Industry Spotlight: Andrew Macdonald
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall

National Film and Television School (NFTS) Director, Jon Wardle hosts a session with BAFTA-winning Producer, CEO of DNA Films and NFTS board member, Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, Ex Machina, 28 Days Later). Jon will discuss a number of key topics with Andrew including DNA’s contribution to British and particularly Scottish cinema as well as the state of the industry and the future of independent film. Andrew and Jon will also discuss the opportunities that NFTS Scotland will provide for local talent and its role in supplying a pipeline of career ready graduates for the expected growth in Scottish productions.

This opportunity is open to students from our Network of Institutions. To apply, complete the application form and return it to by Friday 16 February. Successful applicants will be notified the week commencing Monday 19 February.


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