SCI SHORTS is an annual film event that challenges local filmmakers, screenwriters, animators and creative producers to develop and submit a one-minute drama or documentary inspired by science and innovation in Glasgow, and filmed on a smartphone. SCI SHORTS is presented by Glasgow City of Science in partnership with GMAC Film.

This year’s subjects

Development Day

To make sure you’re equipped and inspired to make an original and powerful short, we invite you to come along to the SCI SHORTS Development Day on Saturday 10 October at the Glasgow Science Centre. Three key speakers will talk about their area of scientific expertise and its impact on our everyday life in a TEDx style talk, followed by a Q&A to answer any questions you have on the subject. In the afternoon you can develop your idea into a one-minute story at a free 3-hour drama or documentary development workshop and learn more about making a film with your mobile phone.

The workshops have limited availability, we advise you to book in time to avoid disappointment on the day. If you can’t make it to the Development Day, you can still submit your film to the challenge.

Award Event

All accepted submissions will be screened in Cineworld IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre at the Awards Event on Wednesday 21 October. The film with the most audience votes wins a £350 cash prize and the runner up receives a £350 voucher for screening room & film equipment hire at GMAC Film.

Both winning films will also be showcased on the outdoor screen of the Science Centre in November and are eligible for entry in the European Science TV & New Media Awards in Lisbon in November 2015.

How do I submit?

First thing to do is to register yourself and/or your team. After registration you will receive an email including an invite to the Development Day & workshops, and a link to download the submission pack.

The deadline to submit your one-minute film is Midnight Sunday 18 October. Please read our guidelines carefully on how to submit your film. If you’re left with questions, have a look at our FAQ page.

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