Short Circuit Film Club will allow Scotland’s film talent to engage and interact with the work of other filmmakers globally. The first programme will be available from Monday 30th of November for 72 hours, with an online discussion at 4pm on Wednesday 2nd of December.
Each month will see a specially curated screening of short films – local, national and international – chosen to connect with and inspire the Scottish filmmaking community. Screenings will be accompanied by an industry event which will allow participants to network, discuss the films and filmmaking together, and to learn more about each monthly film programme.
The first screenings will be a curated programme from Africa in Motion. The shorts will include: Never Look At The Sun, directed by Baloji, which explores the debate around skin lightening; Prison and Jailer from director Muhannad Lamin which uncovers the circumstances around The Abu Salim Prison Massacre in Libya; and diary film This Day Won’t Last directed by Mouaad El Salem which reflects on what it means to be young and queer in Tunisia.
On Wednesday 2nd of December at 4pm there will be a Zoom industry event around the theme of freedoms, which ties the film programme together. This will allow filmmakers from all around Scotland to connect with each other and discuss their work and the screenings from the comfort of their own homes.
Upcoming editions of Short Circuit Film Club will feature films from New Zealand, Colombia, Ireland and Latvia. The next edition will come on December 21st, celebrating the shortest day of the year through short films.