Young film-makers invited to pick up plot

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A SEARCH for the country’s next generation of talented film-makers has been launched with a call for screenplays.

Contemporary Scottish stories are being sought by lo-fi – a low budget film initiative run by Screen Academy Scotland at Napier University. The first phase will see up to seven screenplays developed over an eight-month period by some of Scotland’s exciting new talent.

The projects will then be pitched to an industry panel, where one screenplay will be selected for advanced development and financing. The programme is being supported by Creative Scotland, Matador Pictures and BBC Scotland.

Oscar van Heek, of Screen Academy Scotland, said: “This is a fantastic new opportunity to help kickstart the next generation of talented film-makers in Scotland.”