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.
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.
Oh yeah, and it has to be awesome, from the heart, well crafted, original, poignant, exciting, mind blowing, hilarious, shocking or all of the above.
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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The SSFF is looking for judges!
What we can offer you:
A free ticket to the 2019 Scottish Short Film Festival in Glasgow in July
A first look at the most recent short Scottish films between 10 seconds and 20 minutes long.
An up to the minute rare opportunity to see what short film makers in and about Scotland are doing and how they're doing it.
Held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sat July 21st 2018
Judges' 1st Prize - Lethe - Eric Romero
Judges' 2nd Prize - To The Sea - Mark Westbrook
Audience Choice Award - Drone - Robert Duncan
Golden Raptor Award - Carved - Daniel Caradec
Best Director - Kevin Pickering - Close To The Bone
Best Cinematography - Kevin Pickering - Close To The Bone
Best Sound/Music - Kevin Pickering - Close To The Bone
Best Editing - Kevin Pickering - Close To The Bone
Best Lead Actor - David Scott - Close To The Bone
Most Creative/Original - Life Of A Ten Pound Note - Charlie Parker
Best Script - Janine Koppe - Farewells
Best Lead Actress - Kirsty Findlay - Lethe
Best Costume/Make up - Escape - Mark Wilson
Best Documentary - Teeth - Thomas Hogben
Rising Star Award - Gregor Selkirk - To The Sea
Golden Bawhair - Tamsin Amantea-Collins - The She Wolves Of Wall Street