SFTN – Scottish Shorts 2018
Shortlisted Projects

Scottish Shorts 2018 – Shortlisted Projects 

Following a great response and tough selection process, we’re pleased to confirm the 13 projects shortlisted to participate in the 2018 Scottish Shorts programme.

The teams, selected from a strong field of submissions, will attend a series of workshops throughout May and June to develop their short film ideas from outline to polished script.

In July all teams will pitch to an industry panel made up of representatives from the Centre for the Moving Image, DigiCult, Hopscotch Films and Creative Scotland. Six projects will then be selected to go into production, each receiving a budget of £15,000.

The filmmakers and projects selected for Scottish Shorts 2018 are:

  • BROTHERS (drama)
    Co-Writer(s)/Co-Director(s): Alasdair Bayne & Marina Notaraki
  • CHINA PANDA (comedy/drama)
    Writer/Director: Yvonne Zhang
  • CHUB ISLAND (animation)
    Writer/Director: Ben Cresswell; Producer: Jamie Fraser
  • DARK ROAD (drama)
    Writer/Director: Rory Gibson
  • DO NO HARM (comedy/drama)
  • Writer: Rosy Barnes; Director: Douglas King
  • DUCK DAZE (comedy)
    Writer: Julia Taudevin
  • EDUCATED (drama)
    Writer/Director: Tom Nicoll
  • EXPENSIVE SHIT (drama)
    Writer/Director: Adura Onashile; Producer(s): Ciara Barry & Rosie Crerar
  • HEN HOUSE (comedy)
    Writer/Director: Niamh Mckeown; Producer: Alexandra Porter-Smith
  • I WANTY GO HAME (black comedy)
    Writer/Director: James Price; Producer: Dave Gillies
  • LUCKY STAR (drama)
    Writer/Director: Russell Davidson; Producer: David Neilson
  • SCUM (drama)
  • Writer/Director: Sean Dunn; Producer: Alex Polunin
    Writer/Director: Josephine Self
'Lost In France'
needs your help

Still Films & Edge City Films are proud to be in production of a film project called Lost in France… and we need YOU!
Lost in France is an incredible documentary that takes us from the heart of the ’90s Glasgow music scene, with the inception of Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap and The Delgados, over to a small village in rural France, and back to the current topography of indie music and iconic Scottish record label Chemikal Underground. We want to do justice to the genesis that spawned so many of our favourite bands so we need your help to shape the film.
We’re looking for archive material for possible use, particularly video footage of ’90s Scottish indie, but also old photos, or ticket stubs, or set lists, or pics from gigs and parties, or from the streets of Glasgow.Maybe you have a mate who has a box in their attic? Or a friend who always seemed to be at gigs with a camera? We’d love to hear from you so please get in touch…

TW: @LostFranceFilm
INSTA: lostinfrance_film

"Last Time" scoops
Australian Academy Award

Source: AACTA

Nicholas Verso’s The Last Time I Saw Richard, which was developed by Edge City Film’s Paul Welsh for Screen Australia, has won Best Short Fiction Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA). Congratulations to Nicholas Verso, producer John Molloy, Mushroom Pictures and the rest of the crew involved.

Click on the link to see the list of winners for the AACTA Awards announced today. Winners of the remaining categories will be announced on Thursday.

Two AACTA Noms
for ECF Developed Aussie shorts

Source: AACTA

The Last Time I Saw Richard

Developed by Edge City Film’s Paul Welsh for Screen Australia’s Springboard Programme, Nicholas Verso’s The Last Time I Saw Richard and Miranda Nation’s Perception have been nominated for Best Short Fiction Film at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA). Winners will be announced at the end of January.  Congratulations to everyone involved. For more information on past festival wins, nominations and screenings, visit the Perception and The Last Time I Saw Richard websites.

World Premiere at Berlinale for Springboard Short

Source: Berlinale

Sean Kruck‘s Snowblind, which was developed by Edge City Film’s Paul Welsh for Screen Australia, has been selected for Generation 14plus at Berlinale. This will be its world premiere screening. Congratulations to Sean Kruck, Caroline Barry and the rest of the crew involved.

plays Clermont-Ferrand Festival

Source: Clermont-Ferrand


Miranda Nation’s Perception, which was developed by Edge City Film’s Paul Welsh for Screen Australia, will have its premiere screening at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. The festival runs from 31st January to 8th February. This follows its screenings last year at Sydney Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival, where it won The Dendy Award for Best Australian Short in June. Congratulations to Miranda Nation and the entire crew involved.