Digital Industry Archive

Welcome to our online Glasgow Film Festival industry archive. Here, you can enjoy recordings of our industry events, catch up on what you've missed and explore what our digital programme has to offer. 

Recordings of Past Events

Short Circuit: Sharp Shorts Q&A

Sharp Shorts is a new opportunity for Scotland’s most exciting emerging creatives to shake up the form and distinctively stamp the nation on the filmmaking map. Last year nine short films were chosen to be funded for this initiative and are now in production. The next round of applications opened on Monday 19 April 2021.

During this Q&A session, those interested in applying for Sharp Shorts will have the chance to hear directly from the Short Circuit Talent Executives - Alice Whittemore and Mar Vila Barcelo. For full details about Sharp Shorts, visit:

Short Circuit: Concept to Script with Adura Onashile & Rosie Crerar

Are you a writer with a short story, a play, or just a great idea that you would like to turn into a film? Short Circuit invited award winning Glasgow-based artist, Adura Onashile and Producer of Adura’s first short film, Rosie Crerar, to discuss the creative process behind the making of Expensive Shit, and how to develop a project from concept to screen.

Short Circuit: Short Film Festival Strategies with Kathleen McInnis

Have you completed your short film, and not know what to do next? Are you confused by the huge selection of festivals around the world, and not know which ones to submit to? Short Circuit invited producer/programmer and festival strategist Kathleen McInnis to explore the variety of avenues available to you and your short film’s journey, maximising the use of the global film festival circuit.

Industry Connects: Festival Collaboration

Curious about the role festivals can play in your film's release strategy? GFF Co-Director, Allan Hunter, and Festival Director of Dublin International Film Festival, Grainne Humphreys, joined us for this live streamed session to provide an insight into the special relationship between Glasgow and Dublin and how a premiere at their festivals can benefit filmmakers. We also heard from the filmmakers behind Arracht, Tom Sullivan and Cúán Mac Conghail, about the journey their films have taken after screening at both Glasgow and Dublin festivals.

Short Circuit: From Shorts to Features with Peter Mackie Burns

Glasgow-based director Peter Mackie Burns joins Short Circuit to give insight and advice to new and emerging filmmakers. He discusses starting out in film and how his career path developed from creating award-winning short film Milk to his recent second feature Rialto. Ray Tallan, Head of Film at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, hosts the conversation.

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