Seagulls wins Tiburon IFF award

Martin Smith’s Seagulls won a Golden Reel award for Best Short Children’s Film at Tiburon International Film Festival. It took home the prize last Friday (17th April) at the festival’s closing party.

The 14th Tiburon Internation Film Festival ran 9th-17th April 2015 in Tiburon, California. It is an annual event showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world.

Congratulations to Martin, producer Sarah Drummond and the rest of the crew involved!

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SFTN – Applications open

First Feature Development, Emerging Talent Shorts and Professional Development

Full guidelines and application forms are now available for First Feature DevelopmentEmerging Talent Shorts and Professional Development  Talent Programme Bursary awards.

First Feature Development

SFTN are offering opportunities for emerging talent to develop their first feature project and want to talk to you to help identify the best routes, activities or funding that are available for you.

Emerging Talent Shorts 2015

Short film production funding is being awarded to Emerging Talent on a rolling basis. This programme is designed to run in conjunction with the First Feature Development programme and aimed at emerging Scottish Talent who would benefit from making another short before embarking on their first feature.

Professional Development

Talent Programme Bursary

The Talent Programme Bursary is designed to support writers, directors and producers to attend development programmes and talent labs. Recognised talent labs and development programmes include, but are not limited to:

Berlinale Talents | Rotterdam Lab | Reykjavik Talent Lab | Sundance Lab | TIFF Talent Lab | Torino Film Lab

 

Further information can be found on each individual page along with the downloadable forms and guidelines. Please head to the SFTN Contact page to get in touch if you wish to discuss your project, or for help to identify the best way we can support you.

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DigiCult Cinema Tour for Scottish Shorts

Cinema Tour Winter/Spring 2015

A multi-venue tour of award winning shorts from DigiCult, Scotland’s internationally renowned new talent film studio, working in partnership with Hopscotch Films.

Drama. Horror. Romance. Comedy. Join us to celebrate some of the brightest new voices in Scottish cinema.

 

FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON EACH PROGRAMME: 

Programmes 1
Programme 2
Younger People’s Programme
Scottish Shorts 2014 (DigiCult/Hopscotch Films)
 
 
SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF WHAT’S SHOWING IN YOUR AREA: 
 
DumfriesRobert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Monday 16th February (Programme 2 + Younger People)
Thursday 5th March (Scottish Shorts 2014)
 
 
DundeeDCA
Saturday 28th March (Scottish Shorts 2014)
 
 
EdinburghFilmhouse
Monday 23rd March (Scottish Shorts 2014)
 
 
GlasgowGFT
Thursday 12th March (Younger People)
 
 
GreenockWaterfront Cinema
Tuesday 27th January (Programme 1)
Thursday 5th February (Programme 2 + Younger People)
Tuesday 17th March (Scottish Shorts 2014)
 
 
InvernessEden Court
Thursday 12th February (Programme 1)
Thursday 26th February (Programme 2)
Monday 9th March (Scottish Shorts 2014)
 
 
Stromness, OrkneyWest Side Cinema
Saturday 24th January (Programme 1)
 
 
Kirkwall, OrkneyPhoenix Cinema
Saturday 14th February (Programme 2 + Younger People)
Saturday 14th March (Scottish Shorts 2014)
 
 
SkyeAros Centre
Saturday 21st February (Programme 2 + Younger People)
 
 
StirlingMacrobert Arts Centre
Tuesday 17th February (Programme 1)
Saturday 28th February (Younger People)
Tuesday 21st April (Scottish Shorts 2014)
 
Contact your local cinema venue for programme start times and ticket prices.
 
And if you need to speak to us, call DigiCult’s Tour Coordinator Kimberley Looi: 0141 221 5290 
 
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network:
   
 
 Also supported by:
 
  
 
 

Programme 1

DigiCult Selected Scottish Shorts 2009-2013

A selection of award winning shorts followed by Q&A with filmmaker. Drama. Horror. Romance. Comedy. Celebrate the brightest new voices of Scottish cinema.

Duration: 120 mins including Q & A

The Tannery (Iain Gardner)
Rite (Michael Pearce)
The Rule Of Thumb (Gregor Johnstone)
Death In A Nut (Tom Chick)
Battenberg (Stewart Comrie)
Paris/Sexy (Ruth Paxton)
 
Tour dates:
Saturday 24th January / West Side Cinema, Stromness, Orkney
Tuesday 27th January / Waterfront Cinema, Greenock
Thursday 12th February /  Eden Court, Inverness
Tuesday 17th February / Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
 
Note: There is no Q & A for the Inverness screening.
 
Contact your local venue for programme start times and ticket prices.
 
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network:
   
 
 Also supported by:
  

 

Programme 2

DigiCult Selected Scottish Shorts 2009-2013

A selection of award winning shorts followed by Q&A with filmmaker. Drama. Horror. Romance. Comedy. Celebrate the brightest new voices of Scottish cinema.
 
Duration: 120 mins including Q & A
 
Fixing Luka (Jessica Ashman)
Sweetheart (Eva Riley)
A Cuillin Rising (Catriona MacInnes)
I’ll Be Right Here (Gregor Johnstone)
Foxy & Marina (Zachariah Copping)
 
Tour dates:
Thursday 5th February /  Waterfront Cinema, Greenock
Saturday 14th February /  Phoenix Cinema, Orkney
Monday 16th February /  Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
Saturday 21st February /  Aros Centre, Skye
Thursday 26th February /  Eden Court, Inverness

 

Note: There is no Q & A for the Inverness screening.

Contact local venues for prices on all events.

 

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network:
   
 
 Also supported by:
  
 

 

Warning: One film contains strong, potentially offensive language

A selection of award winning shorts for younger audiences followed by an interactive, filmmaker-led workshop for teenagers.

Duration:  150 mins including workshop

The Tannery (Iain Gardner)
Fixing Luka (Jessica Ashman)
Ever Here I Be (Kate Burton)
Battenberg (Stewart Comrie)
Saved (Stuart Elliot)
 

Limited places, please book in advance.

Contact Kimberley Looi for more details: 0141 221 5290 kimberley@digicult.co.uk

Tour Dates:
Thursday 5th February / Waterfront Cinema, Greenock
Saturday 14th February / Phoenix Cinema, Kirkwall, Orkney
Monday 16th February / Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
Saturday 21st February / Aros Centre, Skye
Saturday 28th February / Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Thursday 12th March / GFT, Glasgow
 
Note: Glasgow screening will feature Q&A session instead of workshop
 
Contact local venues for prices on all events.
 
 
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network:
   
 
 Also supported by:
  

 

Award winning slate of shorts from DigiCult and Hopscotch Films. Recognised by BAFTA and international festivals including EIFF, LSFF and Berlinale, the screening will be followed by Q&A with featured filmmakers.

Duration: 105 mins including Q & A

As He Lay Falling (Ian Waugh)
Exchange and Mart (Cara Connolly & Martin Clark)
Monkey Love Experiments (Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson)
Seagulls (Martin Smith)
Wyld (Rory Alexander Stewart)
 
 
Tour dates:
Thursday 5th March / Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
Monday 9th March / Eden Court, Inverness
Saturday 14th March / Phoenix Cinema, Kirkwall, Orkney
Tuesday 17th March / Waterfront Cinema, Greenock
Monday 23rd March /  Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Saturday 28th March / DCA, Dundee
Tuesday 21st April / Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
 
Contact local venues for prices on all events.
 
For more information on our programme partner Hopscotch Films, please click here.
 
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network:
   
 
 Also supported by:
 
  

 

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!

 

As He Lay Falling, Exchange and Mart, Monkey Love Experiments, Seagulls & Wyld developed and produced through

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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