Huge film production companies come to Scotland every year from overseas to make use of this country's natural beauty which we are very fortunate to have on our doorstep and often take for granted.
That's one of the reasons we've added a brand new award to our plethora of prizes - The Thomas Haywood Scottish Landscape Award! This is to give credit to those film-makers who are able to skilfully navigate the often unpredictable climate and harness the untamed Scottish countryside (from the land or the air) to be used as an element for their film.
Apart from a certificate and laser-engraved crystal award, the hand-picked winner of this prize will also receive a completely free half-day's drone shooting courtesy of Thomas Haywood Aerial Photography, worth £350! (Terms & conditions apply).
The Scottish Short Film Festival (formerly the Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Festival) is proud 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. But you don't have to be Scottish to enter. While most of our entries do come from Scottish fiml-makers we've also had some great films from Switzerland, America and England that have happened to have a Scottish element, be it a bottle of Scotch as a prop to an extra who'd once been to Carlisle.