Scottish Shorts 2018 – Shortlisted Projects 

Following a great response and tough selection process, we’re pleased to confirm the 13 projects shortlisted to participate in the 2018 Scottish Shorts programme.

The teams, selected from a strong field of submissions, will attend a series of workshops throughout May and June to develop their short film ideas from outline to polished script.

In July all teams will pitch to an industry panel made up of representatives from the Centre for the Moving Image, DigiCult, Hopscotch Films and Creative Scotland. Six projects will then be selected to go into production, each receiving a budget of £15,000.

The filmmakers and projects selected for Scottish Shorts 2018 are:

  • BROTHERS (drama)
    Co-Writer(s)/Co-Director(s): Alasdair Bayne & Marina Notaraki
  • CHINA PANDA (comedy/drama)
    Writer/Director: Yvonne Zhang
  • CHUB ISLAND (animation)
    Writer/Director: Ben Cresswell; Producer: Jamie Fraser
  • DARK ROAD (drama)
    Writer/Director: Rory Gibson
  • DO NO HARM (comedy/drama)
  • Writer: Rosy Barnes; Director: Douglas King
  • DUCK DAZE (comedy)
    Writer: Julia Taudevin
  • EDUCATED (drama)
    Writer/Director: Tom Nicoll
  • EXPENSIVE SHIT (drama)
    Writer/Director: Adura Onashile; Producer(s): Ciara Barry & Rosie Crerar
  • HEN HOUSE (comedy)
    Writer/Director: Niamh Mckeown; Producer: Alexandra Porter-Smith
  • I WANTY GO HAME (black comedy)
    Writer/Director: James Price; Producer: Dave Gillies
  • LUCKY STAR (drama)
    Writer/Director: Russell Davidson; Producer: David Neilson
  • SCUM (drama)
  • Writer/Director: Sean Dunn; Producer: Alex Polunin
  • THE SONGSTRESS OF THE MOUSE FOLK (animation)
    Writer/Director: Josephine Self

Scottish Film Talent Network is today, Thursday 31 August 2017, delighted to announce details of six short films commissioned for the New Talent Scottish Shorts 2017 programme.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and the British Film Institute, the talent development programme is targeted at Scottish based writers, directors and producers with the imagination to create thrilling, engaging stories to share with international audiences. The following six shorts will receive individual budgets of £15,000 and go into production later this year:

BUNNY (Psychological Drama)
Writer/Director: Shaun Hughes; Producers: Alysia Maciejowska & David Brown

I WAS HERE (Black Comedy/Drama)
Writer: Morna Pearson; Director: Joe Carter; Producers: Dave Gillies & Susannah Armitage

MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME
 (Drama)
Writer: Michael Richardson; Director: Tim Courtney; Producer: Siobhan Fahey

SLINGSHOT (Drama)
Writers: Mandy Lee & Claire Nicol; Director: Robin Haig; Producer: Lindsay McGee

TREADING WATER (Drama/Sci-Fi)
Co-Writer/Director: Josefa Celestin; Co-Writer: Max Barth; Producer: Margarita Veberaite

WIDDERSHINS (Animation/Sci-Fi)
Writer/Director: Simon Biggs; Producer: Will Adams

The six shorts were selected from 20 filmmaking teams who undertook a series of development workshops and master classes throughout July focussing on story, script and production led by producer Paul Welsh, DigiCult, and supported by producer Carolynne Sinclair Kidd, Hopscotch Films. The 20 teams pitched their productions to an industry panel comprising of representatives from Scottish Film Talent Network, the Centre for the Moving Image, DigiCult, Hopscotch Films and Creative Scotland.

For further details, visit: Scottish Film Talent Network.

Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments has done it again! The animation has won the Channel 4 Innovation Award for Storytelling, a new prize at the Glasgow Short Film Festival.

The jury said the following:

“This intricate combination of stop motion, live action and 3D animation transported us into a singular, surreal environment. Seeing the world through the eyes of a confused – and somewhat deluded – primate, elicited deep emotional responses from the jury.”

The award was made at the closing event of the festival on Sunday 15 March.

Most of the Scottish Shorts 2014 slate competed this year at GSFF – Ian Waugh’s As He Lay Falling, Martin Smith’s Seagulls, Rory Alexander Stewart’s Wyld and Monkey Love Experiments. Last year, Cara Connolly and Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart won the GSFF Audience Award.

Congratulations to  Ainslie, Will, Cameron Fraser of Ko Lik and the rest of the crew involved!

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Scottish Shorts selected for LSFF

Next month, the entire Scottish Shorts slate will play at the London Short Film Festival. Each film is showing in various New Shorts programmes.

On Saturday 10th January, screenings include Cara Connolly & Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart in Teenage Girls Go Crazy!, Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments in Animation Selection and Rory Alexander Stewart’s Wyld in Femme Fantastiques.

The following day, Martin Smith’s Seagulls plays in Boyhood. Also playing on Sunday 10th January, is Ruth Paxton’s Pulse in Leftfield & Luscious. Pulse was produced in association with DigiCult’s sister company Edge City Films.

Last but not least, Ian Waugh’s As He Lay Falling screens in Refugee, Asylum & Global Movement on Wednesday 14th January.

The 12th London Short Film Festival runs 9–18th January 2015. Monkey Love Experiments and Pulse will screen at the ICA, and the rest of the Scottish Shorts will play at Hackney Picturehouse. Tickets can be booked through the LSFF website.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers involved!

 

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Ian Waugh’s As He Lay Falling won the Directors Jury Award “We, the filmmakers” at the International Short Film Festival ‘City of Soria’.

The 16th International Short Film Festival ‘City of Soria’ (Certamen Internacional de Cortos Ciudad de Soria) ran from 16th – 30th November in Soria, Spain. The film played in Session 1 of the ‘Short A Contest’ on Sunday 23rd November. The jury comprised of all the Directors in Soria’s Official Competition.

Congratulations to Ian Waugh, Richard Warden, Jim Webster and the rest of the crew involved.

 

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Cara Connolly & Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart won the British Short Film Competition award at Leeds International Film Festival.

The jury stated that it was ‘A beautifully executed coming of age film.’

The film was nominated alongside Martin Smith’s Seagulls. Both films played at Hyde Park Picture House on Saturday 15th November.

Running from 5th to 20th November, the 28th Leeds International Film Festival was the largest film festival in England outside London, and an Academy Award Qualifying Festival through its short film awards.

Congratulations to Cara Connolly, Martin Clark, Phoebe Grigor, Maeve McMahon and the rest of the crew involved.

 

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Ian Waugh’s As He Lay Falling has been selected for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. It will play in the Drama 11 programme, which has daily screenings from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November.

This will be the film’s first screening in England following its world premiere at EIFF and recent international success at Stockholm, Reykjavik and Cyprus.

The BAFTA accredited Aesthetica Short Film Festival runs from 6th to 9th November in York.

Well done to Ian Waugh and the entire crew involved.

 

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Ian Waugh’s As He Lay Falling is in competition at Stockholm Film Festival for the Aluminium Horse Short Film award.  It will screen on the 9th and 12th November at Bio Mauritz at Filmhuset, as part of the Short Film Competition 2 programme.

The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival runs between 5th-16th November and will be the largest programme yet, with over 200 films from over 60 countries.

As He Lay Falling continues to impress internationally during its festival run. The film received special mentions at the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus and Reykjavik Film Festival for the Golden Egg Award.

Congratulations to Ian Waugh, Richard Warden, Jim Webster and the rest of the crew involved.

 

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Ian Waugh’s As He Lay Falling is screening today (Friday 19th September) at the 20th International Short Film Festival in Drama. This is the film’s first international screening, following it’s world premiere at EIFF. It will be in official competition for the festival’s Grand Prix Best Short Film Award and the Prix EFA Drama award.

The festival is currently running from 15-20 September in Drama, Greece.

Congratulations to Ian Waugh, producers Richard Warden and Jim Webster, and the rest of the crew involved.

A Scottish Encounter

E&M, Monkey Love Experiments and Pulse play UK's leading short film festival

Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments and Cara Connolly and Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart have been selected to play Encounters Festival.

The award winning films have already had great success in their festival run with Exchange and Mart screening at Sundance, Berlin and LA Film Festival, and Monkey Love Experiments selected for LA Shorts Fest, EIFF and Ottawa.

Also selected is Ruth Paxton’s Pulse, a short commissioned via the New Music Biennal / Commonwealth Games by the Royal Philharmonic Society and produced in association with DigiCult’s sister company Edge City Films. Pulse reunites writer/director Ruth Paxton and producer Rosie Crerar, who previously worked together on the award-winning DigiCult short Paris/Sexy.

Based in Bristol, Encounters is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, presenting  20/20: Looking back to look forward.

On Wednesday 17th September, Exchange and Mart screens in the Short Film 3: Memory Lane programme and Monkey Love Experiments plays the following day in their Animation 5 – Love, Loss and Loneliness programme. Pulse plays in the States of Mind programme on Friday 19th September. Tickets are available to buy online.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers involved!

 

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