Watch local short films or screen your own- whether it’s a short film, music video or scene of a feature, Café Flicker is the place to go. Showcase your work as a filmmaker, actor, or composer and connect with other creatives. For film enthusiasts, it’s a great night packed with short surprises.

Café Flicker is with over 30 years the longest-running short film open mic night in Scotland. Each Cafe Flicker crowns a winner of the night, which will enter the Big Flick. The Big Flick is the annual December showdown, which crowns the film of the year.

Other opportunities

Start making your own short films through our education programmes. For those looking to upgrade their next short film, learn more about our Little Pictures commissioning scheme.

How to submit your film

All films should be 15 minutes and under. Download the submission form below then send us the form with the file through WeTransfer to

Café Flicker welcomes all filmmakers & film lovers on the 1st Thursday of every month at GMAC Film from 7-9pm. £7.50 entry on the door (£5 for members) and free entry for participating filmmakers.