Short films wanted for Screenplay’s Home Made event

SHETLAND Arts is inviting local creatives to submit their short films to be shown at this year’s Screenplay festival.

The film festival will be held at Mareel from Tuesday 29 August to Sunday 3 September.

Local film makers will be the stars of the show at the Home Made event, which is always a popular element of the festival.

Screenplay director Kathy Hubbard said: “The Home Made screening is a much anticipated event by the curators as well as the audience.

“As usual we are looking for films no longer than four minutes, in any genre, made by makers of all abilities and ages, the main stipulation being that you must be a Shetlander by birth, residence, or in higher education.

“The films must be suitable for a general audience, and there will be a selection process. If last year’s varied programme of twenty-six films is anything to go by, we are all in for a cinematic treat.”

There is a vote for the audience’s favourite film, with last year’s winner being Alex Garrick-Wright’s comedy Suncaller.

As with previous years, Shetland ForWirds will be donating a cash prize for the best film in local dialect, which was won last year from a strong field by Amy Gear with her animation Honds Reach Up.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July at 5pm. For information on how to enter, visit the Shetland Arts website.

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