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

Register for your session below:

New Networking Event!

Short Circuit Connect is our new bi-monthly networking event open to all Scottish filmmakers. These free events are a great way to meet other filmmakers in Scotland, expand your contacts and add to your filmmaking team. There are also opportunities for professional development.

This edition begins with a PITCH ME PERFECT workshop delivered by Sasha Damjanovski and then moves on to a practical speed-pitching session. Join us on Zoom at 16:30 on Wednesday 28th July. It will run to roughly 18:00 with extra time to have informal conversations at the end of the session. This event has limited places available.

The format:

16:30 – Introduction from Short Circuit

16:40 – Intensive PITCH ME PERFECT workshop delivered by Sasha Damjanovski.

17:10 – 1:2:1 Speed-pitching with participants

18:00 – Option to meet in the Short Circuit Gathertown Hub for informal chat.


with Sasha Damjanovski

Do you walk into a pitching session with a smile and come out with a deal, or do you go in petrified and leave dissatisfied?

The PITCH ME PERFECT workshop looks at the key aspects of pitching – from identifying the hook of your project and how to make it exciting to others, to how to adjust to different audience and unexpected circumstances. We’ll look at what is more powerful than props and PowerPoint; address how to show authenticity, create a connection, deal with nervousness.

This intensive and highly motivational half hour workshop is run by Sasha Damjanovski, an award-winning writer-director-producer, coach and associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins (UAL).

Please contact us with any access requirements in advance

**Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis, you must register via Eventbrite in order to secure a place**

Short Circuit Film Club

Short Circuit Film Club is a monthly film event for filmmakers (or those looking to enter the industry) and is your chance to engage with films from around the world, and network with other like-minded professionals. Each month will feature either a specially programmed screening of short films, or a debut feature film – local, national and international – chosen to inspire and connect our Scottish filmmaking community. Screenings will be accompanied by an event to give you a chance to meet other filmmakers, discuss the films, share advice and be inspired!

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