James Scott

James Scott

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James SCOTT (1941, UK) is the son of British artist William Scott. At the age of nine he was given a box camera which sparked his love for photography. He attended Slade School for Fine Arts to study Painting and Theatre Design. During his studies, he directed his first film, The Rocking Horse (1962). His short film A Shocking Accident (1982) was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Short Film and won an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action. In 1990, he released Strike It Rich, before taking a 12-year break from filmmaking. In 2017, he made the personal documentary Vanishing Point, which he filmed on his iPhone. His short documentary Fragments had its world premiere at IFFR 2020.


The Rocking Horse (1962, short), In Separation (1965, short), Love’s Presentation (1967, short doc), R.B. Kitaj (1967, short doc), Richard Hamilton (1969, short doc), The Great Ice Cream Robbery (1971, short doc), England’s Historic Churches (1972, short doc), Adult Fun (1972), Nightcleaners (1974, doc, co-dir), Coilin and Platonida (1976), ’36 to ’77 (1978, co-dir), Chance, History, Art... (1980, short doc), A Shocking Accident (1982, short), Every Picture Tells a Story (1984, TV), Getting Even: A Wimp's Revenge (1986, TV), Inspector Morse (1990, TV series, episode: The Last Enemy), Strike It Rich (1990), The Last of England (2002, short), Vanishing Point (2017, doc), Fragments (2020, short), Elements of a Journey: Antoni Tàpies (2023)

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