In December 2021 Short Circuit invited submissions from Scotland-based professional writers, filmmakers and creative practitioners, currently working in other fields, who were interested in moving into writing for screen.
After an internal assessment and selection process – carried out by the Short Circuit Talent Executives and course leader David Pope – eight participants were chosen to take part in Convergence and learn the fundamentals of screenwriting shorts and feature films.
The selected participants are:
- Imogen Stirling
- Juulia Kalavainen
- Kate Hammer
- Matthew Hickman
- Megan Shandley
- Patricia-Ann Young
- Ruaraidh Murray
- Zyra Evangelista
Find out more about the participants and what they’re most looking forward to about the programme on the Short Circut website.
About Short Circuit
Short Circuit is an ambitious new film talent initiative for Scotland, aiming to become a key hub for emerging fiction filmmaking talent in Scotland, supporting writers, directors and producers to develop creatively and professionally, and stimulating the creative and commercial success of Scotland’s film sector.
Short Circuit will have an international outlook, helping Scotland-based filmmakers navigate the hugely exciting opportunities of the short film and first feature world.
Short Circuit is delivered by Film City Futures in partnership with Glasgow Film, and funded by Screen Scotland and BFI NETWORK, running initially until the end of March 2022.