Cafe Flicker

Showcase your film on the big screen!

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.

Watch local short films or screen your own

Cafe Flicker is £5 entry and only £3 entry for members. If you are interested in a free membership, please sign up here.

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Submit your film

All short films should be 15 minutes and under. Find the submission form on the right, then send us the form with the file through WeTransfer to

Other opportunities

Start making your own short films through our workshops and training programmes at GMAC Film. For those looking to upgrade their next short film, learn more about our Little Pictures commissioning scheme.

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.