'Bonanza' as Edinburgh films lead Bafta Scotland awards
Edinburgh is celebrating a "bonanza year" for films as Sunshine on Leith and Filth lead the Bafta Scotland awards nominations.
Rosie Ellison from Film Edinburgh said the city's "film-friendly" policy was paying dividends, with the two movies picking up eight awards nominations.
Ms Ellison also welcomed reports of ambitious new plans for a film studio in the Edinburgh area.
She said: "It could only be a positive for the east of Scotland."
A planning application has been submitted for a £40m Pentland Studios project in the Straiton area, which would offer studio space and production facilities that could attract major film-makers.
Creative Scotland has ringfenced £1m towards the cost of a Scottish studio, while the Scottish government has pledged a further £2m loan.
It has been reported that the Pentland studio plans have been extended to provide space for constructing huge sets.
Ms Ellison said: "I am excited by the opportunity of the studios.
"The Pentland plans keep getting bigger. It would bring a lot of production to the area and could only be a positive for the east of Scotland, meaning large-scale productions would have easier access to locations in the Borders and East Lothian as well as Edinburgh."
She said recent films successes such as Sunshine on Leith and Filth showed that the city's policy of getting decisions on filming made quickly was working.
Other films such as the Railway Man and Under the Skin have also recently used the east of Scotland as a location.
Ms Ellison said other recent film success such as One Day had proved a great tourist draw for Edinburgh.
The nominations for the Bafta Scotland awards, to be presented on Sunday 16 November, give the nod to Sunshine on Leith in five categories and Filth in three.
As well as best film, Sunshine on Leith, a musical based on the songs of the Proclaimers, has nominations for Peter Mullan as Best Actor and both Jane Horrocks and Freya Mavor for Best Actress.
Dexter Fletcher is nominated for Best Director.
Filth, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's controversial novel, is nominated for Best Film, its star James McAvoy and director Jon S Baird receive nods for Best Actor and Director respectively.
Other nominations include:
JAMES MCAVOY Filth
PETER MULLAN Sunshine on Leith
JACK O'CONNELL Starred Up
MARK BONNAR Line of Duty
DOUGLAS HENSHALL Shetland
DAVID TENNANT The Escape Artist
JANE HORROCKS Sunshine on Leith
SOPHIE KENNEDY CLARK Philomena
FREYA MAVOR Sunshine on Leith
LAURIE BRETT Waterloo Road
SHIRLEY HENDERSON Southcliffe
SHARON ROONEY My Mad Fat Diary
ALL OVER THE PLACE AUSTRALIA
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK
LIMMY'S SHOW! CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!
MRS BROWN'S BOYS
DAVE: LOAN RANGER
PANORAMA: ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE
JON S BAIRD Filth
DAVID MACKENZIE Starred Up
DEXTER FLETCHER Sunshine on Leith
BRITAIN'S WHALE HUNTERS: THE UNTOLD STORY
CLYDEBUILT: SHIPS THAT BUILT THE COMMONWEALTH
THE STORY OF WOMEN AND ART
SUNSHINE ON LEITH
FEATURES/FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
DREAM ME UP SCOTTY
I BELONG TO GLASGOW
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION