Short Circuit Industry Day at Glasgow Film Festival

Join us on Monday 7th of March as we’ll be taking over Glasgow Film Festival’s Industry Programme.

Meet our Talent Executives, find out how to create your own short film strategy, learn all about filming in a pandemic and much more.

Glasgow Film Festival’s 2022 Industry Programme will run Sunday 6th – Thursday 10th March at DoubleTree Hilton (36 Cambridge Street, G2 3HN), in person and live streamed on the GFF Digital Hub for delegates.

The full schedule for Short Circuit’s Industry Day can be found below:

Networking Breakfast with DIFF

Time: 09:00 – 10:00

A breakfast to welcome the filmmakers behind the Best of DIFF (Dublin International Film Festival) – Shorts From Ireland Programme.

Come along for breakfast and coffee and meet other filmmakers attending the festival. Breakfast will be followed by a screening of the Best of DIFF programme at Cineworld, Screen 2 at 10:15am.

Location: Robert Burns Suite at DoubleTree Hilton

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1:2:1 Surgery with Miriam Newman – Short Circuit Talent Executive

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Sign up for a 15-minute meeting with Short Circuit Talent Executive Miriam Newman.

These slots are available for Scottish or Scotland-based filmmakers and talent who require access or communication support with a Short Circuit application they are currently working on, or would like to discuss a particular project or specific aspect of their own professional development.

To ensure you get the maximum possible benefit from the session, please come prepared with questions or points you would like to discuss with Miriam.

More info on all the GFF 1:2:1 sessions can be found here.

Location: DoubleTree Hilton (Room TBC)

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Best of DIFF – Shorts from Ireland

Time: 10:15 – 11:45

We have partnered up with our friends at Dublin International Film Festival to bring you the Best of DIFF Shorts from Ireland Programme. This screening is open to all delegate passholders.

Location: Screen 2, Cineworld Renfrew Street

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Pitch Me Perfect with Sasha Damjanovski

Time: 09:30 – 11:45

Start your Monday morning with our GFF Short Circuit Industry Event, a PITCH ME PERFECT workshop delivered by Sasha Damjanovski, award-winning writer-director-producer, coach and associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins (UAL).

The workshop will cover the key aspects of pitching – from identifying the hook of your project and how to make it appealing to others, to adapting a pitch for new audiences.

Location: Robert Burns Suite at DoubleTree / Digital Platform

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Screenplay Principles – Writing Your Short Screenplay with Sophia Wellington

Time: 12:15 – 13:30

In this 75 minute masterclass Sophie Wellington will cover some of the screenwriting fundamentals all writers need to be aware of when tackling the page. Aimed primarily at the new writer and focusing mainly on shorts, these principles and the topics covered will also be of interest to the intermediate writer and those embarking on their first feature. Topics covered include characterisation, plotting, some simple tips for dialogue and next steps. At the end of the session, writers will have tools and tips to help develop a successful short film.

Location: Robert Burns Suite at DoubleTree / Digital Platform

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In Conversation with Ruth Paxton and David Liddell

Time: 14:00 – 15:15

A chance to hear from Filmmaker Ruth Paxton and Cinematographer David Liddell. Ruth and David have been collaborating on projects for years, most recently with GFF Scottish Premiere A Banquet. They will be joining us to talk with Short Circuit Talent Executive Miriam Newman about their careers from the first shorts to the current feature. This session will include time for questions from the audience.

A Banquet is screening at GFF on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March as well as online at Glasgow Film at Home.

Location: Robert Burns Suite at DoubleTree / Digital Platform

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Meet the Sharp Shorts Filmmakers

Time: 15:45 – 17:15

Short Circuit Initiative Sharp Shorts launched in May 2020 with a call for short film ideas. From over 400 applications, 16 projects were chosen to go through script development with the Short Circuit Talent Executives. Nine film projects were awarded funding through Sharp Shorts at the end of August 2020, and you can read more about them here.

Six of the nine films are now complete and in their festival run, with the remaining three about to be delivered. The films have been accepted into festivals all around the world. This session is a chance to hear from some of the filmmakers behind the films about the journey through the initiative and to ask questions you may have.

Sharp Shorts will open for the next round of applications in Spring 2022.

Location: Robert Burns Suite at DoubleTree / Digital Platform

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Industry Focus Daily Networking Reception

Sponsored by Short Circuit

Time: 17:30 – 19:30

To wrap up this jam-packed day of Short Circuit activity, join other delegates and filmmakers for a drink and opportunity to socialise in person.

Please note that for your safety, you will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test at the door to access the Networking Reception.

Location: Restaurant at DoubleTree

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