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Ian Waugh is a British film director, writer, and artist.

Raised in North East England, he moved to Scotland to study photography and film at Edinburgh Napier University, before graduating with an MFA in Advanced Film Practice from Screen Academy Scotland. His graduation film Leaves was nominated for Best UK First Feature at London’s East End Film Festival.

An alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and Reykjavik International Film Festival Transatlantic Talent Lab, his work has screened at festivals in London, Stockholm, Berlin, Milano, Drama, Kyiv, Busan, Mexico City, and many more worldwide.

His recent drama As He Lay Falling premiered in competition for the Best Short Film Award at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, received Special Mentions at the 11th Reykjavik International Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, and won the Directors Jury Award at the 16th International Short Film Festival of Soria. Having screened at over 25 international festivals it was released online through the BFI and is being developed into a feature film by Nakba FilmWorks, Homemade Films and Only Son, supported by the Scottish Film Talent Network with the assistance of Creative Scotland and the BFI NET.WORK.

In the summer of 2017 he will be based in Reykjavík, Iceland during a residency with SÍM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists. Supported by Creative Scotland, he will develop an Icelandic set feature film while producing works for the gallery.

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