As from 1 July 2010, this site will no longer be updated and will be retained for Archive purposes only.
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Download You've Got it Made Scottish Screen's new guide to distributing your short film.
Apart from offering production support, Scottish Screen offers help and information on getting your film out there and reaching an audience.
You've Got it Made - Short Film Distribution Guide
Scottish Screen has commissioned a comprehensive guide to the ins-and-outs of distributing a short film.
You've Got it Made is available to download.
Scottish Screen NEW FILMS NEW TALENT DVD & brochure
Once a year Scottish Screen puts together a DVD compilation and accompanying brochure that showcases the best short films from both Scottish Screen funded initiatives and independent productions.
The most recent brochure is available to download.
This fund enables Scottish-based talent to attend international markets and festivals, conferences, events or seminars to promote themselves and/or their projects. Please check our Opportunties fund in our Investment Guidelines for more information.
Film festivals and events
There are many film festivals both in the UK and around the world that you can submit your film to. Some are specifically for short films, others have a theme or a genre. Some have entry fees, other require nothing more than a tape to be sent. Some of the main festivals and events throughout the world are listed in our World Festivals page on this site. Pay close attention to the entry criteria and what the festivalís aims are to see if your film is a good fit.
For more information on festivals and events, the British Council has a comprehensive Directory of International Film and Video Festivals. Visit www.britfilms.com for this list.
List of sales agents and distributors
One way of getting your film to a wider audience is to engage a sales agent or distributor to promote and sell your film to TV and media companies around the world. Here are just a few:
There are many online video sites which can host your video and show it to the world. This is a great way for you to reach a wide audience with your film, however, sales agents and festivals are less likely to be interested in a film that is freely available online.