Showcase your film on the big screen?

Whether it’s a short film, music video or scene of a feature you’d like to test on a live audience – Café Flicker is the place to go. For filmmakers, actors, and composers it’s a great opportunity to show your work, meet other filmmakers and connect with other creatives to collaborate with. For film enthusiasts, it’s a great night packed with short surprises.

The longest running short film open mic night in Scotland, Café Flicker has been going strong for over 30 years. Every month short films are screened and the audience votes for their favourite film. All the winning films are screened at the annual showdown, The Big Flick, in December where the film of the year is crowned!

April’s Cafe Flicker: An All Women’s Showcase at GSFF 2020

GMAC Film is happy to announce that this April will be a special edition of Cafe Flicker, taking place at Civic House as part of the Glasgow Short Film Festival on Thursday 19th March and will showcase local short films by female directors.

In 2020 GMAC Film has decided to highlight the under representation of women in film & tv which, to be honest, is still at a low, despite the conversation about diversity and equality in the screen sector being in the mainstream for a number of years now. The under representation of women in the film & tv industry (particularly in technical roles and in the roles of writer and director) has a massive impact on the mis-representation of women on screen. 

Matt Lloyd, festival director at the Glasgow Short Film Festival said “GMAC Film is a vital part of Glasgow’s film ecosystem, supporting aspiring filmmakers whatever their background or experience level. We are thrilled to partner with Café Flicker, the longest running open mic film night in Scotland, to present this special edition of the showcase, empowering emerging Scottish women filmmakers.”

GMAC Film is calling on all women film directors to submit their films to Cafe Flicker! If you don’t have a film to submit, then make one! If you are a man, then tell all your women filmmaker friends! By December 2020 we want 50% of all short films submitted to Cafe Flicker to have been directed by women, it’s also free entry for participating filmmakers. you can visit the GSFF for more info.

Cafe Flicker is £5 entry and only £3 entry for members. If you are interested in becoming a member please sign up HERE. Membership is FREE

To submit a short film (15 minutes or under), complete a submission form & send us the digital file via We Transfer to

Coronavirus Statement

A message to our guests and members

GMAC Film is closed until further notice, due to precautions around public health in relation to Covid 19 (Corona Virus).
In the meantime GMAC Film’s events, such as Cafe Flicker and Junior Movie club will be suspended until further notice.
If you have any questions or wish to speak to a member of staff, please email
You can continue to support GMAC Film by making a donation here.

Feb 2020 Montly Winner

Gordon Howie’s Devil Horns


Café Flicker welcomes all filmmakers & film lovers on the 1st Thursday of every month at GMAC Film from 7-9pm. £5 entry on the door (£3 for members) and free entry for participating filmmakers.