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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…

'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

Watch Skeletons on BBC1

Nick Whitfield’s ‘Skeletons‘ will be broadcast on BBC One this week. The supernatural comedy will be screened at 12.10am on Wednesday 3rd December in all regions except Northern Ireland, where it will screen at 12.40am on Thursday 4th December.

The story follows a pair of travelling salesmen, wandering in and out of people’s lives, performing a Procedure whereby hidden secrets and lies are exposed. When they arrive at a remote family home and can’t seem to get the job done, they discover that you can’t always get away from your own skeletons.

Co-produced by Edge City Films and Forward Films, the EIFF award winning ‘Skeletons’ previously played on BBC Two last year.

The film was produced by Paul Welsh (for ECF), designed by James Lapsley and shot by Zac Nicolson, all of whom are working together again on ECF’s forthcoming feature  ‘The Creator‘.

See Gregor Johnstone's new video for
The Amazing Snakeheads

Today marks the launch of the first music video developed and produced by Edge City Films.

ECF’s Paul Welsh and Gregor Johnstone, director of DigiCult shorts ‘I’ll Be Right Here‘ and ‘The Rule Of Thumb‘, collaborated again on a video for Glaswegian band ‘ The Amazing Snakeheads‘. ‘Nighttime’, is the third video from the band, whose album ‘Amphetamine Ballads‘ was released on 14th April by Domino Records.

The video features singer Dale waking up in a morgue and witnessing strange events – including a dominatrix confronting his bandmates! Watch the video on The Amazing Snakeheads VEVO channel now.

"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.

opens Glasgow Short Film Festival

Source: Glasgow Short Film Festival

Ruth Paxton’s Pulse a short commissioned via the New Music Biennal / Commonwealth Games by the Royal Philharmonic Society and produced in association with Edge City Films, will have its World Premiere when it opens the Glasgow Short Film Festival on 13th February 2014.

The film was shot in the iconic Grand Central Hotel Glasgow, by the River Clyde and in Glasgow’s Western Baths, and features a score by Grammy nominated composer Dobrinka Tabakova. The film was produced by Rosie Crerar who previously worked with Ruth Paxton on the award-winning Digicult short Paris/Sexy.

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.


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