Little Pictures


Applications Open for Little Pictures!

GMAC Film is excited to announce Little Pictures a new micro-budget short film commissioning scheme funded by Screen Scotland for people of all ages from 16 years old and over and encourages applications from under-represented backgrounds and welcomes people who have never made a film before.

(Please also find the BSL Video Below)

Little Pictures will encourage new filmmakers who don’t normally have the opportunity to make a film or who have not been funded to make a film before to develop their voice, take creative risks and will help to kick start and develop film talent from across Scotland.
Little Pictures is also committed to 50% of the commissions by women.

6 short films will be commissioned up to 2k cash each to make a film with the support from GMAC Film in training and each project is supported by a mentor. Little Pictures is dedicated to supporting the development of each filmmaker and their growth in further opportunities into the Scottish screen sector.

Call for submissions is now OPEN and there are two options to apply which is FREE.

You can apply by filling out a submission form along with two options to submit your film proposal idea.

Option 1. with a 3 minute audio/video recording or

Option 2. by filling out the submission form online or downloading the PDF version here.

Please read the guidelines before you apply.

If English isn’t your first language and you prefer to submit in another language, please email

We are looking for proposals for short films of 15 minutes or less and of all genres:

  • Fiction
  • Documentary
  • Animation
  • Experimental film

Little Pictures will be open to people of any age who are:

  • Over 16
  • Live in Scotland
  • Are not in full time education
  • Have not been funded to make a film before
    (By funded we mean that you haven’t been commissioned to make a film by a film commissioner or Broadcaster before. You can apply if you have made a self funded, crowd funded or student film)

If you are not eligible to apply, you can still sign up for a FREE membership of GMAC Film and keep up to date on other filmmaking training and opportunities.

Little Pictures is aimed at GMAC Film’s target groups:

  • Low Income/socio economically disadvantaged
  • Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority (BAME)
  • Refugee and/or Migrant background
  • Disabled/D/deaf People
  • Care Experienced and Carers
  • Rurally excluded

Priority will be given to applicants from these groups.
You can download the full application guidelines here.

Little Pictures is dedicated to inclusion so if you have any accessibility requirements or need any assistance in applying, need the guidelines in a different format/language or have any enquiries you can contact us by email on You can also call us – the Phoneline is open every Thursday from 10am-6pm, please call 0141 553 5400

The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 8 October 2020.

Register for the Online Workshop Now!


30th September, 2020
(Please let us know if you require BSL Interpretation)

Applications Open Now!

The deadline is Thursday 5pm on 8th of October!

Little Pictures Introduction by Wilma Smith
Little Pictures BSL Introduction

Stewart Kyasimire on Storytelling