Sharp Shorts

About Us

Our short film scheme – Sharp Shorts – invites teams, writers and writer/directors to submit their short film ideas, and also encourages directors and producers to submit a note of interest to take part.

Up to 12 projects will be selected to take part in a 3-month development phase. After pitching for a production award, up to 9 projects will be selected to receive up to £15,000 of funding.

Applications for Sharp Shorts are currently closed, keep an eye out on our website for details about the 2023 call out.

First Features

About Us

This scheme is for writing, writing/directing and producing talent from all across Scotland who have bold and compelling feature fiction projects with theatrical ambition and the potential to resonate with audiences globally. 

First Features supports projects from initial idea to fully polished draft. There are two levels of awards, distinguished between early development (to treatment or first draft) and further development (second draft and beyond).

Applications are currently closed for this opportunity. Launch dates for 2023 will be announced on this page, so please check back at a later date.