Open Mic Nights Are Here To Stay

WSC-SEE 3Following a massively successful screening on Monday night I am delighted to say that our Open Mic Short Film Screenings are now a permanent feature of the Write Shoot Cut calender.

Inviting filmmakers to showcase their work, presenting it themselves before it starts then coming up for a Q&A at the end really works. We also particularly loved the pitches element and felt that Write Shoot Cut is a safe a supportive platform to pitch, so it’s something we are going to massively encourage.

Full details on how Write Shoot Cut events will now run can be found hereRead more of this post

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2015: Call For Entries

eiff-logo3This year’s Edinburgh Short Film Festival is once again open for entries and will be screening the best in contemporary International short cinema alongside Scottish & UK short films from 11th November 2015 to 22nd November 2015.

They’re looking for short films of any genre completed after the 1st January 2013, the maximum duration is 20 minutes. The deadline for applications is Monday 29th June 2015.

Submissions info here: Read more of this post

Amazing 90 second Film Competition from Roughcut

The fantastic team behind the short film night ROUGHCUT in Cornwall have announced a cracking competition open to all filmmakers everywhere.




A short film competition hosted, programmed and promoted by o-region in collaboration with DOGBITE in conjunction with WTW Cinemas, Falmouth University, Truro Festival and AW Event Consultant. Read more of this post

Take It Back and Start All Over Screening at Filmhouse 23rd February

medium.5974_524176395_TakeItBack_02.scaledTake It Back and Start All Over is the debut feature film from Edinburgh-based writer/director and creator of the Write Shoot Cut platform, Neil Rolland. Shot in 5 days on a budget of £1000 by a team of professional Scottish filmmakers, it is part of a new movement in Scotland called Tartan Features.

Take It Back and Start All Over is a relationship drama with music following 33 year old mum Jennie, who attempts to recapture her past as a successful singer/songwriter while dealing with a marriage that is falling apart.

Starring a host of fresh new Scottish acting talent including newcomer Kerri Clarence, who gives a strong central performance in the role of Jennie, alongside established talent such as Kate Dickie (Red Road, Game of Thrones) and Robert Williamson (Outlander, Skeletons). Read more of this post

Scottish Independent Film Awards

sifaWrite Shoot Cut and Tartan Features are delighted to announce the inaugural Scottish Independent Film Awards, an exclusive part of the Tartan Features Film Festival taking place in October 2015.

The Scottish Independent Film Awards will celebrate some the best underground undiscovered micro-budget films, both short and feature length, from Scotland and across the World.

In order to be considered for the Scottish Independent Film Awards you must submit your film to the Tartan Features Film Festival via FilmFreeway. We are accepting shorts and features with a strong focus on Scottish talent. Read more of this post

Call For Contributors to Write Shoot Cut

WSCWrite Shoot Cut started as a blog that celebrated and showcased independent undiscovered talent. My commitments have meant that the blog has been neglected over the past year but I feel it is still relevant and something I would like to see expand. I do not have the time to create content for the site and so am looking for film enthusiasts and filmmakers to write for the site. THERE’S NO MONEY in it. That’s the truth. The site brings in no money, the donate button on the site has never been pressed but what the site has gotten me in the past is interviews with actors and filmmakers I admire, collaborations with some of those people and raised my profile. It has also gotten me access to press passes at Edinburgh and Glasgow Film Festivals and beyond.

There are two types of contributors I am looking for:

  1. I’m looking for people who can post regularly covering short films, feature films, filmmakers, interviews, opinion pieces, behind the scenes journals, tech posts, podcasts, videos, rants – anything really. These people will have their own voice, their own opinions and this could be the platform that allows them to reach an audience. WSC bloggers who are part of the team.
  2. Filmmakers/Actors/Creatives who want to do one off posts or irregular posts about any aspect of indie film. Guest bloggers basically.

I want to keep quality high so you really should love short and indie film, be passionate and informed about it or at least willing to get involved in the community here in Scotland and beyond.

I’m looking for content ASAP.

If the site ever makes money then we will discuss how this is distributed amongst those involved.

If you are interested please contact me here or via the site with an article/comment/short film/post that you think could go on the site.

Please share to anyone you think may be interested.

Rescheduled: Open Mic Night – Monday 26th January

WSC OpenFollowing technical difficulties on the 19th we are now delighted to be able to host our Open Mic Night this coming Monday 26th January at 7.30pm at the Banshee Labyrinth.

There will be no door charge but instead a tip jar so you can pay what you feel or not at all, either is completely fine.

The line up is subject to change as we attempt to bring filmmakers back and there may be some slots available so keep an eye out on our Facebook group and on Twitter.

I’ll be making a couple of announcements about Write Shoot Cut and about the Tartan Features Film Festival.

Monday 26th January, 7.30pm at the Banshee Labyrinth (Map).
Free Entry (tip jar in place) and it’s first come first served.

Hopefully see you there!

  1. No Set Door Price – Alex Harron – Documentary Short
  2. Silent is the Crow by Birdhead – Arpeggio Pictures – Music Video
  3. Hunger is Not A Game – Shauna Rothery – Pitch
  4. IndiaScapes – Neil Hartop – Timelapse
  5. The Lads – Andrew Pettle – Short Film
  6. Judas Goat – Pavel Shepan – Web Series
  7. Wolf Pact – Ansgar Hoeckh and Bianca Herold – Pitch
  8. Workhouse Press – Sam Arksey – Documentary
  9. Cleek – CalyRose Productions – Pitch
  10. The Dark of Day – Simon Fox – Pitch
  11. Star Bright (Song of Silence) by Teresa Winter – Ralph Pritchard and Sarah Hill – Music Video

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