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.

FOCUS ON: Sales Agents
Wednesday 19th August

In our upcoming webinar – held in partnership with FOCUS – Julia Short will explore the essentials of negotiating a deal with a sales agent.

Julia – who set up Verve Pictures with Colin Burch during which time she acquired Bullet Boy, Andrea Arnold’s Red Road and the Oscar-nominated Dogtooth – will cover topics such as: how to find the right sales agent; pitching your project; negotiating a deal; fees and costs; and international distribution.

Meet The Filmmakers: Eva Riley and Lucy Brydon
Wednesday 19th August

Short Circuit is delighted to host a Q&A session with two of the most promising directors to come out of Scotland in recent years – Eva Riley and Lucy Brydon – to discuss their respective journeys making their first features, Perfect 10 and Body of Water.

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

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