First Features Q+A

We will be hosting events throughout the year to inspire, connect and inform filmmakers across Scotland. For now, these will be virtual, and open to all.

1-2-1 Surgery Slots with Short Circuit Talent Executives

One-on-one meetings with our Talent Executives Alice Whittemore and Mar Vila Barcelo are available on a bi-monthly basis. These are intended for new and emerging filmmakers who are seeking advice on their career journey and opportunities available to them. We are not able to offer feedback on applications or project pitches during these meetings.

Filmmakers who require access or communication support are welcome to get in touch with us at any time to request a meeting – please email

Short Circuit Film Club

Short Circuit Film Club is a new monthly film event for filmmakers which will be hosted on the brand new Glasgow Film At Home digital platform. Short Circuit Film Club will allow Scotland’s film talent to engage with the work of other filmmakers from around the world.

The first screening will be a curated programme from Africa in Motion. The shorts will include: Never Look at the Sun, directed by Baloji, which explores the debate around skin lightening; Prison and Jailer from director Muhannad Lamin, uncovers the circumstances around The Abu Salim Prison Massacre in Libya; diary film This Day Won’t Last directed by Mouaad El Salem which reflects on what it means to be young and queer in Tunisia. They will be available from Monday 30 November for 72 hours, with an industry event at 4pm on Wednesday 2 December. 

The Zoom industry event will discuss the theme of freedoms, which ties the programme together. This will allow filmmakers from all around Scotland to connect with each other and discuss their work and the programme while safely at home. Sign up for the post-screening event here.

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