We will be hosting events throughout the year to inspire, connect and inform filmmakers across Scotland.

Short Circuit Connect

Short Circuit Connect is our 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.

Interested in learning how to produce your first short film whilst networking with other filmmakers based in Scotland? Register now for the next edition of Short Circuit Connect!

Glasgow-based Producer Lauren Lamarr (Blazing Griffin) will lead this session designed to define the role of a Short Film Producer and give practical advice to those starting out in the industry.

Short Circuit: Directors In Conversation – Julian Kemp & Raisah Ahmed

Join Short Circuit for a conversation between film and television directors Julian Kemp and Raisah Ahmed. We will be hearing from them both about their career journeys covering their body of work, creative methods and approach to new projects.

Raisah will be discussing with Julian how to build a directing career over multiple channels and disciplines, how to keep progressing if you don’t qualify for a funding programme, what you can do to advance your CV and what to expect when embarking on a career in the current UK film industry.


Sharp Shorts Q+A

An opportunity to have your questions answered by the Short Circuit Talent Executives – recorded on Tuesday 12th April 2022.

Sharp Shorts – our annual short film scheme – is an opportunity for Scotland’s most exciting emerging creatives to shake up the form and distinctively stamp the nation on the filmmaking map.

The scheme funds up-and-coming writers, directors and producers to create inspiring, engaging and boundary-pushing short films (live action and animation) that resonate with audiences worldwide.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Monday 2nd May 2022. For full details about Sharp Shorts click here:

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

Register for your session below:

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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