BAFTA want to help you start a career in film, TV or games

Ever dreamed of developing games, directing the next big thing after Game of Thrones is over (we’re not crying, you’re crying) or editing movies? BAFTA Scotland wants to help. 

You might be counting down the days until the EE British Academy Film Awards next month, but BAFTA do more than dish out awards to our favourite film industry pros.

If you’re clued up on what the organisation does the other 364 days of the year you might be familiar with BAFTA Guru, a content hub of videos, interviews and podcasts for those looking to make it in the industry.

This March, Guru is going live.

Guru Live Glasgow on 30 March will include one-to-one meetings, roundtables, CV workshops and access to a programme of public sessions.

The one day festival exists to give aspiring screenwriters, game developers, programmers, first assistant directors, editors, production designers and directors a helping hand.

Pretty cool.

Top industry talent will be at the festival, held in The Lighthouse, helping up and coming talent get to the next stage in their career.

Not only will you get advice, you’ll gain insider info on the industry.

To gain a place on the day you have to be eligible and apply through the BAFTA website.

To be eligible you have to be based in Scotland and be available in Glasgow on 30 March. You must have less than two years industry experience or be a student in your graduation year on a film, games or television course.

The application is free and if you’re selected your Access Pass will cost £20. If you’re successful you will get access to meetings and roundtables with top industry talent, tailored to match your interests and experience.

You’ll also get access to the main Guru Live programme of events including keynotes, panels, masterclasses and a networking reception with peers in film, television and games.

Applications are open now and close on Thursday 31 January. Put your self-doubts aside and get applying, before you know it you’ll be accepting industry awards.

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