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Baftas for new Scottish talent

The up and coming stars of Scotland's film and television industry have been celebrated at the Bafta New Talent Awards.

Broadcaster Muriel Gray hosted the ceremony in Glasgow honouring actors, directors and producers starting out in their careers.

Among the winners this year was Julie Speers who took home an acting award for her debut performance in the short film Wyld, where she plays a young barmaid whose loyalties are divided when an old friend appears.

Finding Family, about a Bosnian man returning home for a reunion, won the award for best new work.

Ms Gray said: "As always, the talent shown tonight has been incredible and I wish all winners the best in their future careers."

Jude MacLaverty, director of Bafta Scotland, said: "The British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards reflect the sheer breadth of up-and-coming talent in Scotland, across film, TV, games, and animation, and it has been wonderful to encourage and applaud emerging talent tonight."

More than 50 industry professionals made up the judging panels who considered hundreds of entries across 12 categories.

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