GMAC Film is a hub where people working in film meet & work. We offer a membership to local independent filmmakers to enjoy perks like equipment hire, free film screenings and discounted invites to talks and workshops. Every month we host Café Flicker – an ‘open screen’ event for local filmmakers to showcase their work in front of an audience of filmlovers.

GMAC Film also delivers career development programmes for filmmaking talent to help bridge the gap between the independent sector and more established part of the industry. Our most recent programme Foot In The Door supported a group of Scottish producers and filmmakers progress their careers through workshops, masterclasses, mentorship matchmaking and work placements. If you’d like to be the first to hear of upcoming opportunities, sign up to our newsletter.

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Scotland on Demand

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Scotland On Demand is a fantastic new talent development opportunity for emerging minority ethnic writers and creative producers to create a 10-minute scripted pilot for digital broadcast, supported by Sky Drama and Creative Scotland.

Over five months Scotland on Demand will support three diverse, Scottish based writer and creative producer teams in the development of a 10-minute shooting script, to be showcased at a rehearsed table read to an audience of industry, broadcasters and commissioners. Teams will also be supported in the development of least two further episodes or a development slate.

We are currently open for applications for Scotland on Demand. The Application form and Application Guidelines & FAQ’s can be found below. Please ensure you read the Guidelines fully before submitting your application.

Scotland On Demand Guidelines & FAQ’s
Scotland On Demand Application Form
Equalities Monitoring Form

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FIND Scotland

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FIND Scotland is a project designed to support 12 exceptional candidates, aged 16-24, from a broad range of diverse backgrounds with ambition and passion to work within the screen industries in Scotland. This exciting pilot programme which ran from November 2015 to February 2017 removed barriers into commissioning and employment for participants by developing existing skills, confidence and providing paid internships enabling them to successfully pursue their chosen career within the Scottish screen industries. Nine of the 12 participants are in full time or freelance employment or pursuing further training opportunities. We are awaiting news on further funding to run the programme again.

The programme finished with a forum at the Glasgow Film Festival in February 2017. The event was attended by an audience of industry professionals, funders and young filmmakers. It included a summation of findings from an external evaluation conducted by Arrivo Consulting, as well as a talk from Ali Bailey from Directors UK exploring how to address the lack of diversity in the industry.

Download The Full Find Evaluation Report.
Download The Find Evaluation Summary.

FIND Scotland is backed by three of Scotland’s leading film access organisations: GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh and SHMU. Go to the FIND Scotland website to find out more. It has been supported by the Creative Scotland Screen Sector Skills Fund.


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Café Flicker

How do you get to showcase your film on the big screen? Whether it’s a student short, a music video or scene of a feature you’d like to test on a live audience – Café Flicker is the screen to be. For film professionals, it’s a great opportunity to show your work, meet other filmmakers and connect with other creatives to collaborate with. For everyone else, it’s a good night packed with short surprises. Every month the audience votes for their favourite film followed by The Big Flick, an annual showdown of all monthly winners in December. Glasgow’s monthly open screen welcomes all – both filmmakers & filmlovers – every 1st Thursday of the month. Free entry for GMAC members and participating filmmakers, £3 at the door for all others.

To submit a film, complete a submission form & either drop off a DVD at Trongate 103 a day prior to the screening or send us the digital file (see guidelines!). Films over 15 minutes in duration will be screened at the discretion of the Café Flicker host.

SUBMISSION FORM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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