Events

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.

Masterclass with Antoine Le Bos, Artistic Director of LIM | Less is more

In this Masterclass, Antoine Le Bos (Artistic Director of Le Groupe Ouest, European Film Lab) will delve into the script development process and how limitations can actually enhance creativity. He will look at the difference between conception and writing phases, and investigate methodological tools to boost the creative process. Antoine will also cover how the writer’s brain itself functions during the development phase, and how the introduction of healthy constraints can accelerate the script development process. This session is suitable for writers, directors, producers, industry professionals and film students.

About Antoine: 

ANTOINE LE BOS was coming from a previous life in sailing and philosophy when he graduated from C.E.E.A in Paris. He first directed short films and on-stage experiments, before signing or co-signing around 25 feature scripts for independent filmmakers.

He won the Gan Foundation Price as a writer in 2005, created LE GROUPE OUEST in Brittany in 2006, which has become the number one place in Europe for the coaching of writers in residency. He’s been closely collaborating with TorinoFilmLab since 2007 and has been tutoring for NFDC Lab (India), TFL (Italy), Biennale College (Venice), Moulin d’Andé (France), Maïa Workshops, Doha Film Institute, and many others. With Le Groupe Ouest, he has created the Cross Channel Film Lab experience, and in 2015 launched LIM | Less is More, the European development programme for limited budget features. He is LIM Artistic Director, as well as the mentor of LIM’s “Development angels” all year long. 

About LIM:

LIM | Less is More is the European feature film development program for committed filmmakers in a changing world.

At the heart of this adventure, there is the fundamental idea that using the concept of limitation is not only a matter of budget, but becomes a necessity both to enhance creativity and to rethink how independent cinema is conceived in a time of deep ecological and political concern. 

 In 2022 sixteen filmmakers will be selected to develop their 1st, 2nd or 3rd feature film project. The LIM programme includes three one-week workshops between March and October 2022, as well as a tailor-made Showcase Event to benefit from the inputs of industry professionals coming from all over Europe.

Please note that this session will take place via Zoom.us. You will receive the link to attend once you have registered. This event will be live captioned.

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

One-on-one meetings with our Talent Executive Iria Pizania 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 hello@shortcircuit.scot.

Register for your session below:

Short Circuit Digital Networking

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.

Next event coming soon – October 2021

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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