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 Iria Pizania & Miriam Newman 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 email@example.com.
Register for your session below:
Short Circuit Digital Networking & Professional Development
Tuesday 2nd November
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 month we welcome Sophia Wellington, Head of Screenwriting at London Film School, who will deliver an intensive masterclass on improving your screenwriting skills and advise on how to take your project forward. This workshop is open to all Scotland-based filmmakers
What to expect:
An intermediate masterclass exploring screenwriting fundamentals within the context of developing a short film idea. The workshop is for writers with some previous experience of narrative.
This short masterclass aims to provide writers with the tools to develop and revise their short film ideas into dramatic narratives, worthy of production. The session will explore screenwriting fundamentals and identify specific challenges for the short film writer. At the end of the session writers will be able to identify the common mistakes in short scripts, have notes for the revision of their own ideas and be in a position to start planning for the next stages of their short film idea. In addition, writing exercises will be used to spark creativity and encourage networking with other writers in the event: helping to build the creative network all individual writers need to thrive.
**Please note that this workshop is intended for those with some level of experience in the film/TV industry and is not suitable for complete beginners. You must come prepared with a story idea to work with during the session.
This course has a limit of 25 participants. Please only register if you are sure you can attend or cancel if something comes up to allow someone else to take up the place. There will be a waiting list.**
About Sophia Wellington
Sophia is a script consultant and writer with over twenty years’ experience in the film and television industry. She began her career on studio cameras, training at BBC Wood Norton, before moving to film cameras, working on iconic UK productions including GoldenEye and the final Dennis Potter dramas.
Sophia moved into development when she joined World Productions newly established film department to develop a slate of films in conjunction with Sony Columbia. Helmed by Tony Garnett and John Heyman, projects in development included Becoming Jane and Eddie the Eagle.
After leaving World, Sophia continued in freelance script development Projects developed include Remittance (2011) a tale of Filipina migrant workers in Singapore and Polis Evo 2 (2018) a high-octane action thriller and sequel to Malaysia’s highest grossing movie of all time.
Sophia combines freelance development with teaching and is currently Head of the MA Screenwriting Programme at the London Film School. She has designed workshops in Singapore and Manila including a number of writing courses for the independent film foundation Cinemalaya Institute, (run by the award-winning director and actor Carlos Seguin Reyna). Sophia also runs annual workshops at the Escuela Internacional Cine y Television (EICTV) in Havana Cuba.
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!