Little Pictures

A micro-budget film scheme for upcoming filmmakers.

Little Pictures is funded by The National Lottery through Screen Scotland. The programme is aimed at filmmakers who haven’t received previous funding for a film. Above all, we want to support under-represented groups in Scotland. We are therefore committed to offering half the spots to women.

The commissioning scheme includes filmmaking workshops, mentoring, and funding. This further includes a production budget of up to £2000.

GMAC Film wants to help develop your voice and bring your unique experience to the screen. We further provide support for the distribution and exhibition of your film, as well as the next steps for commissioning. This also includes employment opportunities to kickstart your career in the Scottish film industry.

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Little Pictures 2020/2021

The first cohort of Little Pictures participants is currently working on their short films. Read on to learn more about the chosen films this year. 

Matthew Hickman
Stop the World (Fiction)

A whimsical adventure of a young adolescent with a superhero cape and protective powers whose encounters with a group bullying him leads to a dilemma.

Lipa Hussain
The Interpreter (Fiction)

A drama set in Covid times as a Bengali-English interpreter woman has to deliver news from a doctor’s clinic to a patient on the phone.

Caitlin McMullan
First Step: Swim
(Experimental Documentary)

This self-portrait gives an insight into the filmmaker’s vulnerability. With an experimental approach, we will witness the challenges and victories she faces going swimming as a physically disabled woman.

Amparo Fortuny
The Way I Welcome You (Documentary)

When somebody dies in detention in the UK, a group of people from Scotland, go to the woods next to the Scottish Detention Centre, to show support to detainees. The group is organised and led by a woman who was detained with her family, including her 4 years old sister, when they were seeking asylum. This film explores the journey of this young woman and her tireless activism.

Ana Songel Garcia
I Miss Hugs (Animation)

A story of a young woman who after migrating to another country is forced into creating a new sense of affection with her single-parent back home.

Steve Martin
Unseen (Fiction)

Frank is a homeless man in Dundee trying to make enough for his daily drink and trying to help others facing hardship like him. He tries to get by, be good, atone for his past mistakes but in trying to help others he ends up in danger himself.

Helen Cuinn
The Queen’s Speech (Documentary)

A personal story about a performer most famously known for impersonating Mary Queen of Scots who lost her own voice. The film explores finding the identity of her persona.

Maria Craig
Killing Myself Laughing (Documentary)

Margaret has travelled to far-flung corners of the world with the renowned Dr. Patch Adams as one of his hospital clowns. And like Patch, Margaret has faced severe depression most of her adult life. The film is about her ongoing battle with mental health and her courageous and colourful journey.