Building on the success of the previous two years, the 2019 awards include collaboration with film and media departments from colleges across Scotland: City of Glasgow College, Edinburgh College, and North East Scotland College.  

  • Successful applicants will be part of a pool of Film Directors based on geographical area and work will be subject to mutual availability of Film Directors/shortlisted organisations
  • Film briefs including interview hints and tips will be provided to Film Directors and shortlisted organisations
  • Film Directors can choose to work as an individual or can create a ‘team’ with other students
  • Payment will be £300 per film, payable to Film Director
  • Travel expenses will be paid at 25p per mile or the cost of public transport
  • All films will be clearly credited and participants invited to the SSSA awards ceremony

Films will:

  • Help the Final Judging Panel decide on the Winners for each category 
  • Be premiered at the awards ceremony on 5 June 2019 at Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh
  • Be shared via SSSA’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and vimeo
  • Be used by shortlisted organisations in their own social, digital and marketing communications
  • Be pitched as features to national and regional media, which may want to include video clips with online news stories
  • Will be entered into a competition to find the Best Film of 2019

Further details/questions: info@sssa.scot or telephone 0131 556 0770 and ask for Lorna.

Check out films and testimonials produced by students for #SSSA17 #SSSA18 winners.

Huge thank you to ALL our students!

Our students gained a valuable insight into the social supportive and inspirational work carried out in our communities. It is important for them to realise that broadcast can be a force for good and projects such as this one are valuable for their working future.

Marjory Crooks

Curriculum Manager, Broadcast Media & Photography, Edinburgh College

Filming for SSSA awards was a great experience for me, not only for improving my skills at working to a brief to create a film, but also for discovering a little more about some of the organisations around that are doing great work in the social services.

Alex Cormack

Student, North East Scotland College

My experience working on this project has been great. I got to meet some amazing social workers whose stories I felt honoured to tell and was supported by the SSSA team helped throughout the process.

Kieran Smyth

Student, City Of Glasgow College

The experience of producing, directing and editing three award videos in a month has been a crash course in independent creative industry work. I’ve had the chance to work creatively with my team and meet some of the very inspirational people nominated for the awards. This opportunity hasn’t just helped me improve as a filmmaker, but it’s helped improve me as a person.

Stuart Love

Student, City of Glasgow College

These films, whilst challenging, were enlightening as I was able to learn a lot about the groups I worked with. I have a lot of respect for their work and I’m proud that I got a chance to tell their story in some small way.

Grant Scullion

Student, City of Glasgow College

I am very grateful for the opportunity to take part in this fascinating project.  Seeing the hard work of these highly motivated people from the social sector was very inspiring.

Peter Rak

Student, Edinburgh College

The entire experience working with both SSSA and my chosen organisation was absolutely brilliant. I worked closely with the team to come up with a plan for the film that clearly conveyed who they are and what they do. Everyone was so friendly and I managed to learn a lot regarding film making. It also gave me the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills I’d gained from college into practice. I would highly recommend all future students who have this opportunity to work with SSSA to grasp it with both hands.

Ewan Marshall

Student, Edinburgh College

Working for Scottish Social Services Awards was a privilege and an opportunity. All film directors worked for fantastic organisations and helped them bring their best projects, services and ideas to life.  This is also a great opportunity to develop our skills, not only technical – such as camera operating or video editing – but also communication skills.

Tom Duda

Student, Edinburgh College