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.

This year, Short Circuit will select up to 12 projects to take part in a 3-month development phase.

After pitching for a production award in September 2023, up to six projects will be selected to receive up to £25,000 of funding.

The application deadline for this opportunity was 11am on Monday 29th May 2023. We are no longer accepting applications.

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.