Short Circuit Launches New Film Club for Short Filmmakers


Short Circuit launches new Film Club for short filmmakers with online screenings and events from around the world

Short Circuit Film Club will be held monthly on the new Glasgow Film At Home streaming platform


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Short Circuit Film Club is a new monthly film event for short filmmakers which will be hosted on the brand new Glasgow Film At Home digital platform (https://athome.glasgowfilm.org). Short Circuit aims to become a key hub for emerging film talent in Scotland, supporting writers, directors and producers to develop creatively and professionally. Short Circuit Film Club will allow Scotland’s film talent to engage with the work of other filmmakers from around the world. The first programme will be available from Monday 30 November for 72 hours, with an online discussion at 4pm on Wednesday 2 December. 

Each month will see a specially curated screening of short films – local, national and international - chosen to inspire and connect our 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 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 2 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 while safely at home. 

Upcoming editions of Short Circuit Film Club will feature films from New Zealand, Colombia, Ireland and Latvia. The next edition will come on December 21, celebrating the shortest day of the year through short films.

Short Circuit is a new film talent initiative for Scotland delivered by Film City Futures in partnership with Glasgow Film, and supported by Screen Scotland and BFI NETWORK (using funds from the National Lottery which raises £30 million every week for good causes).

For more information on the film club and other Short Circuit events please visit our website: https://shortcircuit.scot/ 

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Allison Gardner, Glasgow Film CEO and Co-Director of GFF, said:

“Short Circuit Film Club will be a fantastic way to bring Scottish filmmakers together to discuss and learn from a diverse range of films from around the world. We’re delighted with this first programme from Africa in Motion and are looking forward to continuing the film club into 2021 with more incredible films and opportunities to network. Glasgow Film At Home allows us to bring people together safely from their homes.” 

Mar Vila Barcelo, Short Circuit Talent Executive, said:

“Short Circuit Film Club is an exciting opportunity for the Scottish filmmaking community to share, exchange and connect with film talent around the world. As cinema has revealed itself as a lifeline in difficult times, this monthly event will allow filmmakers to stay connected with their peers and expand their horizons by bringing worldwide films inside to the comfort of their homes.” 


All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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