Catriona MacInnes trained as a performer and theatre maker at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and worked as an actor before going on to study film. Her first film I'm In Away From Here premiered in competition at the 65th Venice International Film Festival in 2008, and her second short A Cuillin Rising premiered at the 55th BFI London Film Festival in 2011. Her last short film Howls, produced by Samm Haillay (THIRD Films), was supported through the Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN), part of the BFI NET.WORK, and and was nominated for best short Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2017. She is currently developing her first feature with Rebecca Mark-Lawson (Tyke Films) also supported by SFTN. Catriona developed a new draft of her feature length screenplay Gift From God through Bellrock in 2017.
2017 HOWLS, Writer/Director – Third Films
Short Fiction | 2K DIGITAL | 15mins | UK
An Scottish Film Talent Network production with Creative England
GOING ON TO HAPPY, Director – Media Co-op
Documentary telling the story of two teenagers who have been through the Team Foster Care Program with the NHS.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE, Writer/Director – Media Co-op
Drama working with young people exploring the reality of sexual violence.
DROPPING OFF MICHAEL, Producer
Writer: James Price, Director: Zam Salim
Short Fiction | 2K DIGITAL | 15.30mins | UK
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2016 | BAFTA New Talent nomination - Best new writer, 2016 | BAFTA Scotland nomination - Best Short Film, 2016
GOOD SOULS, Producer
Writer: Sean Mulvenna, Director: Liz Randon
Short Fiction | 2K DIGITAL | 9 mins | UK
2012 STRAYED, Co-Producer
Director: Ian Waugh, IWA Films
Short Fiction | 4K DIGITAL | 15mins | UK
2011 THE ROAD ABOVE, Producer/Director/Editor – Qatsi Trilogy Masterclass
A film made in association with BBC Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and Screen Academy Scotland for private master class with Phillip Glass
2011 PLAY ME SOMETHING, Writer/Director/Producer - Mayfesto, The Tron Theatre
A new stage work inspired by the film Play Me Something by Timothy Neat and John Berger.
2011 A CUILLIN RISING, Writer/Director - DigiCult & Urban Croft Films
Short Fiction | 4K DIGITAL | 20mins | UK
55th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, Oct 2011/ LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2012/ GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2012/ NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL 2012/ Women in Cinema, SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
2008 I’M IN AWAY FROM HERE, Writer/Director/Producer
Short Fiction | HD | 22mins | UK
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2008 / TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008 / GLASGOW FILM FSTIVAL, 2009 / BAFTA SCOTLAND Nomination: New Talent Award for Best Fiction, 2009 / NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL, 2009 – Honourable mention: Golden Opportunity Award/ ARCIPELAGO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, 2009 – Special Mention: Garry Collins for performance / STRASBOURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009/ MOTHERLODGE, BROOKLYN 2009 / INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, LODZ – POLAND 2009 / THE WAY WE LIVE - MUNICH 2009 / VENDOME FILM FESTIVAL - FRANCE 2009 / INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S FILM FESTIVAL - Cologne 2010 / BREST EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS, 2010
June – Oct 2017 Bellrock residencies, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.
The programme, running for its second year, will offer participants guidance and support towards writing their feature length screenplays. Applicants submitted project ideas and written material, which was reviewed initially by external readers before the final selection was made by Olivia Stewart and Ross McKenzie (Creative Scotland).
The participants will attend three residential workshops at Hospitalfield House between June and October 2017. These will include one-to-one mentoring sessions; group discussions, presentations and masterclasses.
Jul 2015 Cove Park - Jerwood Residencies
YOUR MISTAKES WILL NOT GET YOU FIRED is the working title for a cross-art form performance inspired by the life and work of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren. Wils Wilson, theatre director; Catriona MacInnes, filmmaker and Madeleine Worrall, actor will research and develop ideas towards the creation of the piece, and will explore a collaborative creative process integrating live performance and film-making.
Sep 2013 TIFF (Toronto) Talent Lab
Talent Lab is an artistic development program during the Toronto International Film Festival that provides emerging talent with an unparalleled education experience and an introduction to the global community of filmmaking. Over a four-day period, selected participants have the opportunity to interact with and learn from internationally acclaimed filmmakers. Using the Festival’s outstanding relationships with world-class filmmakers, Talent Lab fulfills a tremendous need in the film industry, providing invaluable and incomparable artistic mentorship and development opportunities to a new generation of filmmakers.
Feb 2013 Berlinale Talents
Located in the close proximity of the festival centre and the European Film Market, Berlinale Talents hosts many events with Berlinale guests, renowned filmmakers and emerging talents in the three venues of the HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Jun 2012 Edinburgh Talent Lab: EIFF
Emerging Scottish, UK and international directors, producers and screenwriters were offered the chance to discuss the industry, their projects and their ideas with a selection of invited industry professionals including sales agents, executive producers, literary agents, story editors and distributors.
2011-12 Playwrights Studio Scotland / Binger Film Lab
The Screenwriting Residencies program took place in 2012. Nine new screenwriters were selected to develop a specific feature film script over a six month period. Participants worked with mentors including tutors from the Binger Film lab in Amsterdam. Over six months, they took part in a residential training programme, and enjoyed support from some of the world's leading script consultants, Marten Rabarts, Molly Stensgaard and Olivia Stewart.
Jan 2010 Rough Mix, Magnetic North,
Rough Mix 2010 - an interdisciplinary artistic residency ran at Dance Base in Edinburgh, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Scottish Arts Council. The participating artists were:
Ruth Barker — Visual artist
Nicholas Bone — Director
Catriona MacInnes — Filmmaker
Linda McLean — Playwright
Ian Spink — Choreographer/Director