SCREEN PLAY with Shetland Arts- OPEN CALL for Filmmakers from Shetland

  • Open Call
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  • Open Call
  • Shetland
  • Applications have closed.

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Screenplay returns from Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 September 2021.

Screenplay, Shetland’s annual film festival, will see Kathy Hubbard come out of retirement to once again take the helm alongside film critic Mark Kermode and Professor Linda Ruth Williams to curate this years’ festival. Showcasing films from Shetland and across the world, the festival will feature all the well-known and loved Screenplay strands, such as Look North, Family Favourites and HomeMade, of course there will also be at least one film with a dog in it! The festival will run in accordance with COVID guidelines in place during September.
“The challenge we have is to deliver the ‘essential’ elements of Screenplay within whatever constraints Covid-19 places on us – and I’m really looking forward to helping to make that happen.” (Kathy Hubbard, Screenplay Curator)

Home Made 2021 | Extended deadline Monday 26 July 2021
The Home Made screening is always one of the most popular events of the festival, featuring short films made by Shetlanders of all ages and abilities.

All kinds of films are welcome, but they must be suitable for general viewing, as the Home Made event appeals to a family audience, and they must be under four minutes long. Film makers must be Shetlanders by birth or residency, and entries are also welcome from those living south who are engaged in higher education.

As they have done for the past three years, Shetland ForWirds will be offering a prize for the most effective use of Shetland dialect, so watch for details of this in the press soon.

For more information email Kathy ( or download the submission form  here.

**UPDATE** Calling all Home Made film makers … We know that you have been trying to put your “four minutes-or-under” short films together in very restrictive conditions since March 2020, and it’s only recently that you will have been able to get out and about with your cameras. Since we’ve announced new dates for Screenplay, we’re extending the deadline to Monday 26 July 2021. We can’t wait to see what you produce – have fun filming!

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