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
- THE SONGSTRESS OF THE MOUSE FOLK (animation)
Writer/Director: Josephine Self
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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‘.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Screen Producers Australia
ECF produced drama Lore was named Feature Film Production of the Year at the Screen Producers Australia Awards.
The Screen Producers Australia Award, established in 2001, recognise the creation of outstanding screen content by Australian Businesses and provide a great opportunity to celebrate the industry.
Congratulations to Lore director Cate Shortland and the entire crew involved.