Young Scottish Filmmakers Prize

The Young Scottish Filmmakers Prize is open for submissions for its second year. The prize is delivered by Glasgow Film in partnership with Eden Court Highland and Glasgow Short Film Festival and funded by BFI Film Academy. The prize was designed in consultation with GMAC Film and Short Circuit.

The prize is open to young filmmakers aged 18 - 25 who have completed a film in the last two years. Entrants can submit their films in two categories. The first is ideal for filmmakers who have completed their short films independently without any formal funding or support. The second is for those who completed their short film with formal funding or support from their university, college or a film organisation.

An initial jury, composed of programmers and professionals from Eden Court Highlands, Glasgow Short Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival, will watch every submitted film and shortlist 10 finalists, whose films will be screened at Glasgow Short Film Festival in 2023.

A young jury of film fans and finalists from last year’s prize, chaired by Short Circuit Talent Executive Iria Pizania, will select the winner from each of the two categories. The winning filmmaker in each category will be awarded £1,000 in funding to further their career in film. All 10 shortlisted filmmakers will receive £250, as well as continued support and guidance from the Glasgow Film team. The shortlisted filmmakers will be invited to attend networking mixers and access development opportunities, facilitated by the partners of the prize, with travel and accommodation expenses paid.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 December at 5pm. For further information and to apply click here -> Young Scottish Filmmakers Prize | Glasgow Film Theatre