The scheme is for writing, writing/directing and producing talent from all across Scotland who have bold and compelling fiction projects with theatrical ambition and the potential to resonate with audiences globally.
First Features 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). You will be able to apply for support at either level.
Deadline dates for 2022:
Since 2020, a variety of projects have received funding towards their project along with creative/editorial support from the Short Circuit Talent Executives and the Scripted team at Screen Scotland. You can check them out here.
We encourage you to get in touch with the Short Circuit Team if you would like to discuss your application and need support in order to apply. You can also register for a 1-2-1 surgery with one of our Talent Executives on Thursday 26th May to discuss your project before the upcoming deadline.