The future stars of Scottish screen and television have been recognised with the release of shortlists for Bafta's awards for young talent.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland has announced the young actors, directors, games designers and writers in the running for its annual New Talent Awards.

The awards ceremony will take place at Oran Mor in Glasgow on March 22.

This year's shortlist of 30 nominees includes the youngest in the history of the awards – 14-year-old Lauren Wilson from Johnstone. She has been nominated as best actress for her starring role in Bird, a short film about adolescence and growing up in Scotland.

Jude MacLaverty, Bafta's director in Scotland, said: "I'm delighted to see the announcement of this year's nominees, and I look forward to the ceremony at Oran Mor.

"The standard of work never ceases to impress and this year is no exception, with a fantastic array of work shortlisted across all categories.

"My thanks go to the dedicated juries who watch each and every submission to select the best of Scotland's new and emerging talent.

"The New Talent Awards is all about rewarding excellence in the industry, and the final shortlist reflects the sheer breadth of talent, creativity and originality here in Scotland."

The 10 categories include awards for best actor and actress, animation, director of photography, editor, factual work, fiction work, game, original music and best writer.

The short film category includes Secret of Confession by Agata Jagodzinska, a first-time filmmaker. The 26-year-old, who graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh last summer, said: "I made this movie because I wanted to show life in a small town back in Poland.

"I never anticipated that I would be nominated for such a prestigious award, particularly as it's my first film – and I still can't believe it. It's such an honour and a real confidence boost."

The film was conceived, written and edited in Scotland and shot in Poland, with the entire cast and crew made up of Ms Jagodzinska's friends and family.

It will compete with animation Rabbit Punch and dark comedy The Taxidermist for the best short film prize.

Actor or actress Alex Millan (Green); Lauren Wilson (Bird); Lynn Murray (Falling for Fitzgerald)

Animation How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep by Anna Ginsburg; It's About Spending Time Together by Ainslie Henderson and Let Me Come In by Paul Rice

Director of photography Martin Smith; Shaun Hughes and Neil Hartop

Editor Chris Fallen; Karel Dolak; Johann Erholtz

Factual programme How to Start a Revolution; Josie My Cancer Curse; Karama Has No Walls

Short factual category Joose; Kircaldy Man; The Theft of the Mona Lisa

Game Sculpty, Sphlem; The Quest

Original music An Interrupted Story by Peter Smith and Gareth Griffiths; Electric Man by Blair Mowat; My First Spellbook by Claire MacKenzie

Writer short list Agata Jagodzinska, Kenny Parker for Scissors and Rick Hughes for Victims