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Cast Announced for ECF’s New Feature

Source: Screen International

Screen International Exclusive: Charlie Murphy and Flora Nicholson will lead the cast of Miss Pirie And Miss Woods, a true story LGBTQI+ drama from director Sophie Heldman and Winners producer Paul Welsh.

Winners Chosen For Oscars

The UK has submitted Hassan Nazer’s Winners as its entry for best international feature at the Oscars. Set in a small Iranian village, the film follows two kids who go on an adventure to find the owner of an Oscar trophy they’ve discovered.

Screen International on Winners 

EIFF Winners Surface In Variety

Hassan Nazer on Winners’ Audience Award win at EIFF 2022: “Winning the audience award at EIFF means everything to me. I have been working towards this since I decided to become a filmmaker.”

Variety, 24th August 2022


EIFF Audience Award For Winners (August 2022)

Fantastic news. Our film Winners has won the audience award at EIFF 2022, the 75th edition of this world class festival. Thank you to everyone who voted for the film.

On receiving the award, Hassan Nazer, Writer/Director of Winners said

“Winning the audience award at EIFF means everything to me. I have been working towards this since I decided to become a filmmaker. I make films for the audience and will continue to do so. It’s a great thing to be part of an ethnic minority living in Scotland where your vision is a mix of your background and new home. My aim is to always tie my cultures together and celebrate diversity through cinema. I’m very thankful our work has been recognised by Screen Scotland and EIFF.”


Winners Seduces Deadline

Read this great review of Winners following our world premiere at EIFF 2022

“An ode to cinema and the joys it brings … “

Review by Anna Smith 

Winners Impresses Screen International

Read this great review of Winners following our world premiere at EIFF 2022

“Hassan Nazer crafts a passionate, meta tribute to the cinema of his native Iran …”


Winners World Premieres At EIFF

Thank you EIFF 2022 for the great World Premiere Screening of Hassan Nazer’s Winners. Co-produced with Nadira Murray (Sylph Productions), the film has opened to great reviews and strong word of mouth. Winners journey has just begun …

Bound Wins At Dinard


Developed and EP’ed by ECF’s Paul Welsh, Joe Carter’s comedy short Bound wins the audience award at Dinard British Film Festival. Commissioned by SFTN, funded by Creative Scotland and BFI, handcuffed and hungover two strangers navigate Edinburgh’s ultimate walk of shame. Also developed with SFTN First Feature funding, Ben Sharrock’s comic drama Limbo picks-up the Jury and Audience awards at the festival.

Lemon Backed By Screen Scotland

Growing-up in Scotland in the late seventies, Rhona Campbell doesn’t know whether she wants to marry a boy. Or be one.

Rhona Cameron’s original 8-part series Lemon has been backed by Screen Scotland for development. Based on Rhona’s acclaimed memoir 1979 – A Big Year In A Small Town, the project is being co-produced by Edge City Films and Hat Trick Productions. Paul Welsh is developing and Executive Producing for ECF. Jimmy Mulville is Executive Producing for Hat Trick.

SFTN Animation Longlisted for Oscar
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
See Glasgow Film Festival
become Lost In France

For those that missed the special live event for Lost In France, hosted by Glasgow Film Festival, here’s a taster of the night, courtesy of Neil Douglas / Glasgow Film Festival.


Lost In France is available in select cinemas and Curzon Home Cinema from 24th February 2017.



Lost In France
receives glowing review from
The Arts Desk

Fresh from a special GFF screening and gig event, Lost In France has received a 5-star review from The Arts Desk.

Lisa-Marie Ferla recognises Lost In France as “Both a touching oral history of beloved indie record label Chemikal Underground and a thought-provoking look at how the performance and production of independent music has radically shifted over the past two decades”

Read the full review here and remember to catch Lost In France in select cinemas and Curzon Home Cinema from 24th February.

A great Scotsman's review for
Lost In France

Edge City Films’ Lost In France has received another 4-star review, this time from The Scotsman.

Fiona Shephard writes “there was love to spare in the room for this heartwarming celebration of friendship and collective creativity.”

Click here for the full review.

Catch Lost In France in select cinemas and Curzon Home Cinema from 24th February 2017.

GFF's special live
Lost In France
event a smash hit

Last night’s Glasgow Film Festival special event screening of Lost In France was a roaring success with audiences in Glasgow – and across the UK and Ireland.

The screening and gig event, held in Glasgow’s own O2 ABC venue, was broadcast live via satellite to 25 cinemas in the UK and Ireland. The night opening with a short but hugely entertaining performance from Rik Flick and Pat M’Bongo from The Johnny 7, both of whom also feature in the film.

Our compere for the night – distinguished music journalist and broadcaster Nicola Meighan – started the cinema simulcast with an intro to the film by director Niall McCann and producers Nicky Gogan and Paul Welsh.

After the film screening, audiences were treated to a fabulous performance by five of the films’ main players – Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert and Emma Pollock & Paul Savage (The Delgados). As one-off band “The Maurons”, their set celebrated Glasgow’s music scene, past to present, with indie classics from The Pastels, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Franz Ferdinand.

As the simulcast ended in cinemas, the party continued at O2 ABC Glasgow, with a rousing set from one of Chemikal Underground‘s current acts Holy Mountain.

For those that missed the event, you can catch Lost In France in select cinemas and Curzon Home Cinema from 24th February 2017.

Lost In France review

Another day, another great review for Lost In France – this time from Uncut.

The review praises director Niall McCann’s progression from his debut feature doc Art Will Save The World, and notes the multiple narrative strands used in the film.

Remember to catch the Glasgow Film Festival’s special screening and gig event TONIGHT! The once-in-a-lifetime event will be simulcast live across various cinemas in the UK and Ireland. Click here to find your local screening.

List In France:
The List gives
LIF 4-stars

Reviews are starting to come in for Edge City Films’ Lost In France, with The List calling it “a fittingly rumbustious tribute to Glasgow’s 90s indie scene.”

Make sure you catch Glasgow Film Festival’s special screening and gig event, which is being streamed live to cinemas across UK and Ireland on 21st February!

To whet your appetite, read The List’s 4-star review here.

Lost In France's
sell out success at GFF

Glasgow Film Festival‘s special screening and gig event for Lost In France has officially sold out within hours of extra tickets being released online.

Niall McCann’s music documentary – a love letter to Glasgow’s music scene – has built up a steady fanbase through the film’s social media and photo archive crowdsourcing efforts. With many of the city’s acclaimed musicians due to attend, it is sure to be a night to remember!

The screening of the film is followed by an exclusive performance by some of Scotland’s finest – Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert and Emma Pollock & Paul Savage (The Delgados).

For those who did not manage to grab tickets, you can still catch the live event being simulcast at cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Book your seats now!

Lost In France
special live event coming to
GFF & cinemas

Edge City Films documentary Lost In France releases in UK and Ireland with a special event screening hosted by Glasgow Film Festival on Tuesday 21st February. Simulcast live from Glasgow’s legendary venue O2 ABC, the night starts with a screening of the film, followed by a one-off performance by acclaimed musicians Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert and Emma Pollock & Paul Savage (The Delgados).

Lost In France explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the 90’s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground, the Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap and other seminal musicians and bands.

The O2 ABC event has sold out but you can still grab tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event at cinema screenings across the country. Click here for details.

Lost In France
world premieres at EIFF

Niall McCann’s ‘Lost In France‘ has been selected to play 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival next month. The music doc will have its world premiere and will play a large part in EIFF’s two-day film and music event ‘Sound + Vision’ at Summerhall.

More details to follow soon…


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