The Scottish Short Film Festival

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The SSFF 2019 is now open for entries!


The Scottish Short Film Festival (formerly the Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Festival) is to promote and encourage film making in and about Scotland, give credit where it's due and to encourage young and upcoming talent in the field. Each entry must be 20 minutes or less and have some relation to Scotland - be it Scottish actors, Scottish story, Scottish director, Scottish music etc., and be completed between 1st January 2018 and 30th April 2019.


The first festival, aided by such Scottish screen legends as Rony Bridges and David Anderson, took place at the Grosvenor Cinema, Ashton Lane, Glasgow on 5th December 2012. The top prize for the best film voted on by the audience, was £1000 and won by the makers of "Mugging For Amateurs". The calibre of the films was described by Dave Anderson as "Very high."

In January 2014 we brought the film festival to West Lothian to the Howden Park Centre, Livingston, and then we were hosted by the wonderful Bathgate Regal art deco theatre, where we stayed for the next three years. But in 2018 we've decided to bring it back to the city of Glasgow to make it more accessible to a wider audience, venue to be arranged.

Submission Guidelines

Your film should be between 1 second and 20 minutes long and have some relationship to Scotland, be it location, music, cast or theme.

It must be completed between 1st January 2018 and 30th April 2019.

Submit via Film Freeway

Rising Star Award sponsored by Acting Coach Scotland

We are very happy to be working with Glasgow's Acting Coach Scotland to bring you the Acting Coach Scotland Rising Star Award every year to welcome and recognise new talent to the Scottish Film Industry! 

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