First Features Opens for Applications

We are now accepting applications for our feature film development scheme, First Features. The scheme will support Scotland-based filmmakers to take that career-defining step towards developing their debut feature.

First Features – which opens for applications today (Thursday 12th November) – will be for writing, writing/directing and producing talent from all across Scotland who have a track record in short film or other narrative-based medium, and some acclaim or industry recognition for previous work.

Applications will also be encouraged from established creative talent looking to make the transition to fiction from documentary or experimental film, as well as practitioners working in other mediums such as television, theatre, literature and other forms of visual and/or performing arts.

The scheme will support projects from initial idea to fully polished draft. There will be two levels of awards, distinguished between early development (to treatment or first draft) and further development (second draft and beyond).

Scotland already has a track record for fresh, innovative filmmaking, and we’re excited to support the next generation of Scottish talent.

We will be accepting applications for First Features on a rolling basis, meaning there is no deadline for submitting applications.

You can read the full details about First Features here.

An online Q+A session will be held on Thursday 19th November with the Short Circuit Talent Executives – Alice Whittemore and Mar Vila Barcelo. During this session those interested in applying for First Features will be given the opportunity to have their questions answered and find out everything they need to know about the scheme.

Click here to register for the First Features Online Q+A Session.