Today our programme of online events has been announced – including free webinars with leading film talent covering everything from scriptwriting for beginners to deciding on your film festival strategy.

The events – featuring monthly networking events and film screenings – are aimed at supporting new and emerging filmmakers.

We will be welcoming specialists from across the industry who will share their expertise with those seeking advice on their career and opportunities open to them.

The programme kicks off today, Wednesday 30 September, with festival strategist Kathleen McInnis, Creative Producer for See-Through Films, curator of Seattle International Film Festival’s New Works-in-Progress Forum for Documentary and Narrative Features, and consultant for short films at Tribeca Film Festival.

Programmer, producer and festival strategist Kathleen McInnis
(Photo credit: Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

With decades of experience, including directing and programming for festivals such Palm Springs ShortFest, Aspen Shortsfest and Toronto International Film Festival ShortCuts, Kathleen’s session will focus on how filmmakers use the festival circuit to their best advantage.

Multi-award winning director Peter Mackie Burns will be discussing his career from shorts through to features on Thursday 15 October. Peter’s work includes Milk which won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at Berlin Film Festival in 2005, feature film debut, Daphne, and recent second feature, Rialto, which had its Scottish premiere at Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year.

Future sessions include scriptwriting for beginners plus an exclusive insight into our First Features scheme, due to be announced later this year.

We’re currently offering monthly one-to-one online sessions with the Short Circuit Talent Executives. You can find out more and register to attend these here.

Visit our Events Page for full details about all upcoming Short Circuit events – held in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival.

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