Submissions Now Open for 2017!

Screening the best in contemporary short cinema at the Filmhouse & Summerhall in Scotland's beautiful, old capital city in Oct/Nov 2017.

The best submissions for 2017 will also be included in our short film programming for other festivals across the UK and Internationally.
This year we have exciting collaboration projects with Asia's biggest short film festival, Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo and in addition, we're curating at Hidden Door, Edinburgh's unique arts festival in May - kind of like a Glastonbury for artists that takes place in abandoned buildings in Edinburgh.

On top of all that, we're also curating for the very lovely Sardinia Film Fesival in June 2017, opening a new programm exchange partnership with Mecal - The Barcelona International Short Film Festival, programming for Australasia's biggest Scottish diaspora festival, 'Scots Day Out' Festival in Bendigo, Australia so we're pretty much coast to coast this year!

We are re-structuring our awards structure this year and in collobaration with our partners, The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and Puppet Animation Scotland we can announce we will award prizes for Best Director, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor and Best Animation!

Any genre eligible, maximum length 20 minutes

The Deadline for submissions is Monday 26th June 2017.

Awards & Prizes

Best Director
Best Animation
Rising Star Award

Cash Prize
Tickets to Festivals

The screenplay of the winning film will also receive a free Inktip script listing on Inktip - the on-line screenwriting agency.

Rules & Terms

All Genres Considered
Films must be a maximum of 20 mins in length
Films should have been completed since January 2015
Deadline for submissions is Monday 26 June 2017

2 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Martin Lennon

    Great festival. Very well organised.

    December 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback, Martin, much appreciated!

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    Lino Palena

    A great festival in a stunning location with amazing staff. Great selection overall and good networking for a young and independent festival.

    June 2016