Spotlight on shorts exists to promote up-and-coming talent while examining the humble beginnings of some of the finest filmmakers around the world.

Find out more about tomorrow’s talent and have a watch of their work:


Mark Carnochan

Mark’s studied film for the last four years – but he’s loved the medium his entire life. He’s found himself working on shorts in every way imaginable.

John McPhail

While currently experiencing success with his most recent feature, Anna and the ApocalypseJohn McPhail’s beginnings were humble.

Deciding early on to create four short films within the space of a year, McPhail not only managed it but had great success with them, screening his shorts and winning awards at multiple festivals around the world.

Valentina Galdi

Valentina Galdi took an Accountancy degree at the University of Salerno and passed with flying colours.

But her real passion lies in filmmaking, with her journey in film beginning in 2015 after she was given the opportunity to collaborate on a short comedy. The experience allowed her to make friends – ones she’s continued working with since.

Scott McMillan

Hailing from Clydebank, Scott McMillan is an aspiring filmmaker fresh out of college.

Beginning his life in the arts as a photographer, he soon realised this wasn’t enough and began the transition to film.

Cameron Thom

Cameron has always been interested by the creative industries.

He started creating short films at a young age and has been crafting his skills as a filmmaker ever since.

In 2016, Cameron was offered a place at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This helped shape him into the confident filmmaker he is today.

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