Lights, camera, action! Pupils' films showcased on the silver screen

Friday 31 March 2017

Budding film students from across Scotland were treated to a one-off show of work they had completed as part of their Higher, and National 5 Media courses at a unique screening at the Glasgow Film Theatre.

The pupils, who all submitted their film projects as part of the National Qualifications they sat in 2016, were treated to a showcase of the cinematic submissions, covering a host of genres including thriller, comedy, action, horror, documentary, and advertisements.

Casting an expert eye over the pupils’ work was Glasgow based writer, director and producer, Alan de Pellette, who has worked on a number of iconic Scottish TV programmes. Alan gave the pupils an inspirational speech about his own career, and said that the students’ experiences working for their Higher, and National 5 qualifications in Media would serve them well for potential careers in the creative industries.

Janet Brown, SQA’s chief executive was also among the audience at the screening and said “I’ve been extremely impressed by the creativity, and technical expertise the students have demonstrated as part of their course.  The final products, the films themselves, have been outstanding, and I wish each and every one of them the very best in their future careers.”

Find out about SQA’s Media qualifications.