“After four years, Film City Futures has opted to conclude its delivery of Short Circuit, which will complete on 30 June 2024.

Having launched the programme in the most challenging of circumstances in April 2020, our four years of delivery has seen the development and production of over 30 short films which have enjoyed national and international exhibition and recognition, most notably by BAFTA and BIFA.

It has been our privilege to work closely with our outreach partner Glasgow Film to support the next generation of Scottish writers, producers, and directors. We see this moment as an opportunity for creative renewal and reflection, giving Screen Scotland with the support of BFI NETWORK time to consider how they can build on the successes of Short Circuit and ensure the ongoing support of filmmaking talent in Scotland.

BFI NETWORK and Screen Scotland have agreed funding for talent development activity in Scotland until 31st March 2026, and in conjunction with the recent Screen Scotland strategy to 2030, support for new and emerging filmmaking talent is clearly enshrined in both organisations’ ambitions for Scotland. Our team will oversee Short Circuit activity including short film production, development of projects on our First Feature slate, and support for participants on our training programmes, until 30th June 2024.

During this time, Screen Scotland with the support of BFI NETWORK will be developing a continuation strategy that will allow ongoing support for live individual projects and for the wider filmmaking community in Scotland.

For those of you have awaiting a decision on your application to the latest round of our First Features programme, our team are in the process of finalising the shortlist and you will be informed of the outcome by Wednesday 10 th April.

Should you require additional information on any matter relating to Short Circuit or ongoing support, please do contact me at director@filmcityfutures.com.”

Tiernan Kelly
Film City Futures

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