Workshops & Talks

I offer a wide range of workshops and talks for both adults and younger audiences. To enquire about booking me, please get in touch:


Duncan Cowles Talk at BFI Southbank 2017

Duncan Cowles at BFI Southbank Feb 2017

I’ve presented my workshops/talks at places such as BFI Southbank, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh College of Art, Screen Academy Scotland, Napier University, Queen Margaret University, Seville Film Festival, Cromarty film Festival, Flatpack Film Festival and more…


“Duncan delivered an excellent session on his experience with filming his family for our audience of emerging filmmakers aged 16 – 25 at BFI Future Film Festival.  The session explored Duncan’s approach to film making with an engaging and accessible discussion of his creative process as well as offering advice to the audience on their own projects. As a filmmaker who is constantly producing innovative and emotionally resonant work, Duncan’s talk was a great addition to our programme and a reminder to all young filmmakers to continue challenging themselves as storytellers.”
– Chloe Trayner, BFI Future Film Festival Programmer,

“Duncan Cowles spoke to our students in a way they could understand. Given he is a fairly recent graduate himself, the way he’s found an original voice in his work and used social media so effectively to get his films out there, was really inspiring for them to hear.”
– Emma Davie, Programmer Director, Film, Edinburgh College of Art

“Duncan was a great speaker at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Youth Hub. His passion for documentary combined with clear, practical advice and wealth of experience was invaluable for our participants. We had great feedback at the end of the sessions, and we warmly recommend his talent and expertise. It was a pleasure working with him.”
Flip Kulakiewicz, Education & Learning Co-ordinator, Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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