Caught Short

Firstly (hands up) I declare interest – I’m involved in the following venture but don’t let that put you off. It’s a great opportunity to get your (short) work out there.

Are you an an emerging film-maker (with a Scottish background) who’s made a short film you’re proud of, and that demonstrates a bold, original vision? Then we want to see it. We’re looking for films that will surprise, delight and challenge us; anything from drama, documentary and animation to experimental works.

Caught Short is a new venture from the Edinburgh Skillset Screen and Media Academy in conjunction with Filmhouse.

Curated by students on the MFA Advanced Film Practice course and invited guest(s) from the film industry, it aims to champion and showcase emerging talent from film-makers with a Scottish connection, regardless of background or training. It will run twice a year – in December and May.

It’s a chance to see your work on the big screen, showcased in a programme of selected Scottish shorts in one of Scotland’s leading independent cinemas, the Filmhouse.

The guest panellist for the December 09 will be the award winning, Scottish based filmmaker, Justin Molotnikov. His shorts have won an impressive collection of awards and nominations including BAFTA, BAFTA Scotland, RTS, Celtic Film and TV Festival, Directors Guild of Great Britain. His debut feature film as a writer and director, Crying with Laughter, had its world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2009. Justin runs Synchronicity Films Ltd, along with Co-Creative director, Claire Mundell.

The screening of selected shorts will take place at 6pm, 7 December 2009 at Filmhouse. The next screening will take place in May 2010 with a call for submissions in February 2010.

Go on, astonish us!

Submission guidelines and form from here. Click ‘Caught Short’ on the menu’

Please pass on to anyone you think may be interested – DEADLINE is 30th September.

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