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Get your film project greenlit – Opportunity for Highland filmmakers as Little Pictures micro-budget short film programme is now open for applications


By David G Scott

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GMAC Film is delighted to announce a new call for its Little Pictures programme and hopes to see applications come in from budding filmmakers in the far north.

Little Pictures is a micro budget short film commissioning scheme that nurtures new talent to make their first funded short film in either fiction, documentary, animation, or experimental genres.

Project manager of the scheme, Wilma Smith, said she would like to see more applications sent in from budding filmmakers in Caithness and Sutherland.
Project manager of the scheme, Wilma Smith, said she would like to see more applications sent in from budding filmmakers in Caithness and Sutherland.

Project manager Wilma Smith said: "This year is doubly exciting as we have two strands of commissions, one for filmmakers and one for producers.

This year we will be commissioning up to 12 film projects instead of 8."

The programme encourages new and emerging filmmakers to take creative risks, develop their voice and kick-start their filmmaking journey. "We offer training, mentoring and support from GMAC Film and other industry professionals during the development and production stages of your films, as well as £2000 production funding," adds Wilma.

If you are thinking of applying but would like some more information or some tips for your application, then sign up to the 1-2-1 consultation with the Filmmakers Programme at GMAC Film.

The applications are open with the deadline being 10am on July 28.

Selected filmmakers are expected to join the training workshops in September and November before they go into production. Films will be delivered by March 2023.

Little Pictures is funded by the National Lottery and the Scottish Government through Screen Scotland and run by GMAC Film.

For further information and press enquiries please contact caitlin@gmacfilm.com or call Wilma Smith on 0754 094 8325.


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