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Creative Loop Student Media Festival 2014

20/03/2014
Jobs, skills and training
Hundreds of young, creative minds have descended on Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) to take part in the annual Creative Loop Student Media Festival.

Featuring an enviable line up of media sector professionals at the top of their profession, this year’s festival, organised in association with Creative Scotland, boasts its most impressive programme yet and is specifically designed for Scotland’s emerging talent in Digital Media, Radio and Film and Television.

This year’s festival will focus on the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative (HBTI), a key Legacy programme of Glasgow 2014, which will see up to 200 students receive work experience at the Commonwealth Games as part of Host Broadcaster, SVGTV Production Crew.

The Radio strand of the festival covers programme making, the relationships between the stars and their producers and what happens behind the scenes when big stories break. There is station ‘imaging’, the rise and rise of multi-platform content and some of UK radio’s most important people give students their time and experience.

Over the two-day event students will have access to exclusive sessions with a vast range of guest speakers. Music maestro Owen Parker - one of the judges on the Best Music Video category of the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards 2014 - has worked with some of the biggest names on the UK pop scene. He’s written songs for Girls Aloud, Alesha Dixon, Pet Shop Boys and Simple Minds. He will give his tops tips for making it in the music business. 

This year’s festival also welcomes George Ergatoudis, Head of Music at BBC Radio 1 to share his thoughts on the digital progression at the station.
Martel Maxwell (Author and Broadcaster), Des Clarke (Capital FM), Paul Harper (Real Radio) and George Bowie (Clyde 1), are just a few more of the well known faces giving up their time to actively engage with the next generation of talent. 

Creative Loop Project Manager, Helliate Rushwaya commented:

“It’s been an exciting time working alongside our industry partners to put together this year’s festival which is the biggest and best yet.  We hope the students attending from across Scotland will make the most of the programme and opportunities presented to them.”

The festival closes with the annual Creative Scotland Student Media Awards which will be presented by Sanjeev Kholi and Julia Sutherland and celebrate the best of Scotland’s emerging talent with categories in Film and Television, Radio and Digital Media. Award winners will be announced on the Creative Loop website directly after the Awards on Thursday 20 March. 

For updates on the Creative Loop Student Media Festival and the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards 2014, please visit www.creativeloop.org.