A Toast to the Lassies

Calling all you lassies out there!

If you are Scottish or live in Scotland and are of the female persuasion, we want to hear from you!

Whether you’re living in Scotland or abroad, tell us about your world!

Is it male-dominated? Because right now,…

Be Part of History

… before time runs out!

There is now only 3 days to go until the close of submissions for the Northern Lights project.

If you don’t know already, Northern Lights is the first ever mass-participation documentary film to be made in the…

Spotlight: Tayside

Over the course of the Northern Lights submission process so far we’ve hosted over 50 workshops in locations across Scotland.

We’ve visited big cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen; the lowlands of Dumfries and Galloway and the Highlands and Islands, and this…

Less than 2 weeks to go!

There are now less than 2 weeks to go before the final submission deadline of 21 June.

During the Northern Lights submission period we have been all across the country encouraging people to get involved. In these past 3 months we…

Chris Young’s #NLnonEnglish Picks

It’s Non-English week (#NLnonEnglish) here at Northern Lights and we invited Gaelic speaking film producer Chris Young (The Inbetweeners) to be our guest editor.

Chris will be judging the Best Non-English Award of £750 after submissions close on 21 June.

Chris jumped right…

Non-English Award £750

This week, Northern Lights is joined by a new guest editor: Gaelic speaking film producer Chris Young (The Inbetweeners).

We are spending the week talking about multi-cultural Scotland and the myriad languages and cultures that we observe in our everyday lives.

People from all…

Hannah McGill’s #NLcreative picks

This week, we invited writer, film critic and former Edinburgh International Film Festival director Hannah McGill to be the Northern Lights guest editor.

Hannah will be judging the Best Creative Award of £750 after submissions close on 21 June.

We asked Hannah to take…

Spotlight: Highlands & Islands

As we mentioned in Monday’s blog, Ken Loach’s new film The Angels’ Share is set partly in the Scottish Highlands.

As you may know, our workshops will continue to take place across Scotland throughout the Northern Lights submission period. After our…

Northern Lights, Camera, Action!

The Northern Lights project is the first mass-participation feature-film documentary in Scotland, and we want images and stories that have never been seen or heard before.

As Hannah McGill, one of Scotland’s best film critics and former Edinburgh International Film Festival…

Lesley Riddoch’s #NLissue Picks

This week, we invited journalist and commentator Lesley Riddoch to be the Northern Lights guest editor.

Lesley will be judging the Best Issue-based Award of £750 after submissions close on 21 June.

We asked Lesley to take a look at your issue-based…

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