Creative Scotland have published their Film Strategy 2014-17, detailing priorities for the film sector over the next three years. The Film Strategy explains how they will work with the sector and public partners within the context of the ambitions set out in their 10-year plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, in the context of film.
The Strategy responds to the objectives and ambitions put forward in the Film Sector Review published in January 2014.
The Strategy has been developed in consultation with a wide range of individuals and organisations, including those working in film and moving image education, further and higher education, film production, distribution, exhibition and audience development, as well as from representative industry bodies.
The Strategy identifies the following key priorities:
- the establishment of a sustainable film studio
- increased incentives for film and television production which match – or better – the incentives of other territories
- greater support for writers and script development
- talent and skills development across the entire film value chain addressing skills gaps through specific targeted programmes
- support for and commitment to Scotland’s production community, in particular documentary-making and animation, through sourcing increased funding for production
- support for, and investment across, the distribution and exhibition sector creating better links from production through to distribution and exhibition together with a focus on audience development
- greater emphasis on film and moving image education with clearer, more co-ordinated routes from school to further education and on into industry, together with development of real professional opportunities and sustainable careers across the screen sector.
Image: Sunset Song, directed by Terence Davies