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Draft Film Strategy Published and Open for Consultation

Published: 01 Jul 2014

Peter Mullan in Sunshine on Leith (image courtesy of Black Camel Pictures)

We are publishing online today Creative Scotland’s Draft Film Strategy 2014-17 for public feedback.

This document is an important step in shaping the ambitions and priorities that will form the backbone of the Film Strategy, the final version of which will be published at the end of September 2014.

Drawing on the findings from the Film Sector Review and from the wide range of feedback and ideas that we have received through discussions with people working in the screen sector, this draft Film Strategy aims to provide a clear and action-led plan for film in Scotland, set in the context of the ambitions laid out in our recently published 10-year Strategic Plan: Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.

We are very keen to gather feedback from as many people as possible. This will help us finalise the Film Strategy, taking into account the thoughts and opinions of those we are here to support.

We are interested in what people think of this draft Film Strategy and if it resonates with people working in, or interested in film in Scotland. 

The consultation will remain open until 5pm on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Natalie Usher, Director of Film and Media, Creative Scotland, said:

“We are committed to an open and informed development of this Film Strategy.

“We want everyone to have an opportunity to contribute to the final version, in the spirit of shared ownership and shared responsibility for a successful future for film in Scotland.

“We have already consulted with many people working across the film sector including the Film Reference Group, Independent Producers Scotland (IPS), our sector partners and through our Open Sessions.

“This online consultation provides another opportunity for feedback to help us shape the final Film Strategy that will be published in September.

“I hope as many people as possible take this opportunity and I look forward to hearing what people have to say.”

Notes to Editors

Creative Scotland supports film through funding for development, production and talent development, through regular funding for film-based organisations, funding for film exhibition, festivals and audience development and through our Locations service, promoting Scotland as an exceptional place to make film.

Our aim is to work in partnership with filmmakers, film organisations and other sector partners to build a prosperous and sustainable film industry in Scotland.

The online consultation is open from Tuesday 1 July to Thursday 31 July.

All responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and, in analysis and reporting, will not be attributed to any individual or organisation.

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

For further information about Creative Scotland please visit www.creativescotland.com. Follow us on Twitter @creativescots, Facebook www.facebook.com/CreativeScotland and Instagram www.instagram.com/creativescots.

For further information, please contact:

Kenneth Fowler
Director of Communications
Kenneth.fowler@creativescotland.com
07970 557 960