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Short Sighted: Get Your Film Seen By the People Who Matter

BAFTA-winning Pitch Black Heist, produced by ShortSighted participant Gerardine O’Flynn

June/July 2013 | BAFTA London & CCA Glasgow

We've joined forces with BAFTA and Shooting People for a second year running to stage our increasingly popular conference event on marketing and distributing your short film

ShortSighted appears twice, first in London, hosted by our friends at BAFTA, with a second round in Glasgow, hosted by the Glasgow Short Film Festival.

17 June – 10am–6.30pm
London, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1 

9 July – 11am–4pm
Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts,
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Following on from a hugely successful round of events in 2012, we're delighted to be partnering with BAFTA and Shooting People to stage two intensive events designed to get filmmakers to focus on marketing and distributing their short films. 

Join many of the major players in short film distribution to talk about each stage of the process of getting your film to international audiences and potential collaborators. Sessions will cover maximising your film’s festival run; working with a sales agent; using the web to build an awareness of your work; putting your film online, and working with brands to fund work and reach new audiences. We’ll also look ahead to the future of short film distribution to ask what new platforms, channels and players are emerging and whether there is revenue to be found.

Speakers in London include Janet Pierson, Producer of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival; BAFTA winning producer Gerardine O’Flynn and BAFTA nominated Gavin Humphries; representatives from a range of key short film contacts including world-renowned site Short Film of the Week, short film festivals, London Short Film Festival, sales agents Shorts International and Network Ireland - and members of the British Council's own Film team, Briony Hanson and Will Massa.

For our half day event in Glasgow, British Council's Will Massa will be joined by Matt Lloyd, Director of Glasgow Short Film Festival; Karen O’Hare, Director of Southside Film Festival; Kate Taylor, Exhibition and Distribution Officer at the ICO and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, Martin Smith.

For a look at the complete London schedule click here.

Tickets for Shortsighted London are £35 (£30 BAFTA/SP members) - and available by clicking here now.

Tickets for Shortsighted Glasgow are £25 (£20 for BAFTA/Shooting People members) - and available by clicking here now.


Did you know that British Council Film runs a Short Support Scheme offering Travel Grants to short filmmakers travelling to festivals?