Lynsey Tomlinson and Gordon Howie with their Best Film Award at the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London. Advertisements

UWS Students Win Major UK-National Short Film Award

Two fourth year Film-Making/Screenwriting students, Lynsey Tomlinson and Gordon Howie, have won a major UK-wide award for a short film. The Odeon Award for Best Film was given them at a recent ceremony at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London, where judges spoke warmly of their 3-minute Scottish comedy horror B-movie short An Eye for … Continue reading

UWS Students Gordon and Lynsey In The Odeon Film Final Again.

University Of The West Of Scotland Film Making and Screenwriting students Gordon Howie  and Lynsey Tomlinson work at  the Odeon, in Ayr . Each year the Odeon runs  an internal short film competition. Last year was the first year that Lynsey and Gordon  entered, and they  made it to the national  finals in London (they … Continue reading

Eleanor Yule: Ask the Universe

Eleanor Yule, professional screenwriter and film director, who teaches screenwriting every Tuesday afternoon on the Ayr campus, has written another feature film. A romantic comedy, Ask the Universe is a compelling, funny, unpredictable and powerful story with the comic genius of Local Hero and the timeless romance of Sleepless in Seattle but also with a … Continue reading

New Film by Tony Grace: Finding the Seam

UWS lecturer and film-maker Tony Grace released a new film recently at the Wigtown Book Festival. Finding the Seam: Rab Wilson’s Poetic Journey was warmly received by the audience at its inaugural screening. It’s not the first time Tony has achieved success. Check out his earlier film about George Orwell: Against the Tide – more … Continue reading

David Mamet on Writing

Some useful tips about writing from our current Visiting Writer, author of The Curiosity Cabinet. In this instance, words of wisdom from David Mamet. But keep an eye on this blog generally – it’s always useful.

John Agnew & Louis Kramer-Sight and Sound Masterclasses.

“When you hear the advice of someone who is actually involved in the industry it makes all the difference to making your own films”

Scottish Production Archive: Paddy Higson

University of the West of Scotland: Scottish Production Archive. Glasgow Film Theatre: 16.00 Sunday 10th October. From the early films of Bill Forsyth through to her own work as Producer on key films like “Silent Scream”, Paddy Higson has a fair claim to being the mother of the Scottish film industry. A phenomenal encourager of … Continue reading

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