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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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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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.

Ottawa is up to Monkey business…

Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments has been selected for the Ottawa International Animation Festival. It is nominated for Narrative Short Animation in OIAF’s Independent Short Film Competition. This follows its world premiere and award win at EIFF, and international screenings at Anima Mundi and LA Shorts Fest.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival, running from 17th – 21st September in Ottawa, Canada, is one of the biggest animation festivals in the world. MLE was one of 106 films chosen from 2033 shorts and features.

Well done to the entire crew involved!

  • Prepare yourselves readers… This is a long one!
  • We are already more than halfway through 2014. More festivals are still to come, but here is a recap of what the Scottish Shorts have been up to in the first half of the year…
  • Exchange and Mart

  • Cara Connolly and Martin Clark’s tale of sexual awakening in a 1980′s girl’s boarding school has already played many festivals in 2014, with more to follow later in the year. Here are the film’s many achievements so far:

    • Sundance Film Festival / Nomination for Short Film Grand Jury Prize
    • Berlin International Film Festival Nominated for Crystal Bear for Generation 14plus – Best Short Film
    • Glasgow Short Film Festival / Winner of Audience Award, Nominated for Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film & Scottish Short Film Award
    • Nashville Film Festival / in competition
    • Sundance London Film and Music Festival / in competition
    • Big Sur International Short Film Festival / in competition
    • Hamburg International Short Film Festival / Winner of Freestyle Youth Jury Award
    • LA Film Festival / in competition
    • Edinburgh International Film Festival / played as part of Scottish Shorts programme
    • Kinemastik International Short Film Festival / in competition

    Seagulls

    Martin Smith’s Seagulls has enjoyed festival success in Europe so far. The film tells the story of a fourteen year old showman, and his attempts to fit in when he visits a new town.

    Wyld

    Before Rory Alexander Stewart’s Wyld had its world premiere at EIFF last month, it had already won a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for its actress Julie Speers. Julie plays a young barmaid who has to choose between new responsibilities of her adult life and the intense, sometime violent friendship of her youth when an old friend pays her an unexpected visit at work.


    Wyld will also be screened as part of GSFF Presents: BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award Winners. The event showcases six shorts from this year’s winners, and will be held at GFT on Sunday 20th July at 19:45.

    Monkey Love Experiments

    Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson’s animation about a monkey who believes he is going to the moon, has only recently started its festival run. It had its UK premiere at EIFF, will soon make its international debut at LA Short Fest, and has more festivals slated for later in the year.

    • Edinburgh International Film Festival / Winner Outstanding Contribution to a Short Film, Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson for directing and screenwriting, Nomination for Best New British Animation
    • Anima Mundi International Animation Festival of Brazil / in competition
    • LA Shorts Fest / in competition
    • Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014in competition

    As He Lay Falling

    Ian Waugh’s story about a Greek economic migrant trying to disappear within the Scottish Highlands, has also just started its festival run. It had its UK and world premiere at EIFF.

     

    Stay tuned for further festival updates on the 2014 Scottish Shorts throughout the rest of the year!

    And from our back catalogue…

    Fixing Luka

    Jessica Ashman’s 2011 animation, based on her personal experience of growing up with an autistic brother, played at The 2014 Sprout Film Festival in New York in 2 of their programmes on 31st May and 1st June this year.

    The 21st Sprout Film Festival brings innovative programming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It’s great to see our films still being screened years after their initial festival run.

     

     

Following their win at EIFF, Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson’s Monkey Love Experiments has landed a competition slot at LA Shorts Fest.

Now in its 18th year, LA Shorts Fest is one of the world’s most prestigious festivals, BAFTA and Oscar qualifying, and annually attracting over 6,000 moviegoers, filmmakers, and entertainment professionals. This year’s festival runs from 24th-31st July at Laemmle NoHo 7 Theatres in North Hollywood. Tickets go on sale on 17th July.

MLE will play in Program 38 at 19:45 on Thursday 31st July.

Congratulations to Ainslie, Will, producer Cameron Fraser and the rest of the crew involved.

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Martin Smith’s Seagulls  and Cara Connolly and Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart have been selected for Generation 14plus at the Berlin International Film Festival. This is Seagulls’ world premiere and Exchange and Mart’s European premiere after its bow at Sundance. Both films were produced and developed by DigiCult and Hopscotch through Scottish Shorts. Funded by Creative Scotland.

Developed by DigiCult’s Paul Welsh for Screen AustraliaSean Kruck‘s Snowblind has also been selected for Generation 14plus at Berlinale. This will be the film’s world premiere screening.

The Berlin International Film Festival is the largest public film festival in the world, showing around 400 films each year. This year it runs from 6th – 16th February.

Congratulations to all the directors and producers involved.

Exchange And Mart Competes at GSFF 2014

Selected for Scottish and International Short Film Awards

Cara Connolly and Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart has been selected to compete for the Scottish Short Film and International Short Film Awards at the Glasgow Short Film Festival. It will also have its UK premiere at the GSFF, which runs from 13th – 16th February.

Exchange And Mart is one of three Scottish films selected to compete in both competitions. This follows its world premiere at Sundance.

Congratulations to Cara Connolly, Martin Clark, and the rest of the crew involved for this fantastic achievement.

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Cara Connolly and Martin Clark’s Exchange and Mart has been selected by Dazed Digital as one to watch at Sundance. It is one of ten films singled out by the publication. Exchange and Mart is playing four dates between January 18th -25th 2014 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s very cool (the film and the weather…)!

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