Review of Film in Scotland

Together with our associates BOP Consulting, we have been working during 2013 for Creative Scotland – the national organisation that funds and supports the development of Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries – on a Review of film in Scotland. This Review is one of a series in which Creative Scotland seeks to identify strengths, gaps and opportunities, in line with the commitments in its Corporate Plan. The Review will help Creative Scotland as a new organisation to look at the whole sector and determine its own strategy on the basis of the difference it can make as a public sector contributor.

Scotland’s involvement in film is wide-ranging and exciting. Scots take film to their hearts in a bigger way than all Europeans except the French: 54% of those attending any cultural event choose cinema – it’s by far the most popular cultural pastime across the country.

Scotland has internationally recognised filmmakers who have achieved critical acclaim alongside talented producers and established companies. But there are few Scottish feature films a year, while digital moving image is a fast growing area. The Review will help Creative Scotland as a new organisation to look at the whole sector and determine its own strategy on the basis of the difference it can make as a public sector contributor.