Scottish short film competition issues call for entries

A SHORT film competition – to celebrate the memory of the man behind the resurrection of the Cameo Cinema, in Edinburgh – has issued a call for entries.

The Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Award was launched in 1999 by the Cameo to jointly celebrate its 50th anniversary and as a tribute to the late Jim Poole who re-opened the cinema in the late 1940’s.

Says Sambrooke Scott, market development executive at Scottish Screen: “Unlike many short film competitions, Jim Poole feels truly egalitarian.

“As an audience member you get to see shorts with budgets of tens of thousands of pounds next to films shot on a mobile phone for a shoestring by two friends for a laugh. That’s the joy and the pleasure of this award and explains why – over ten years since its inception – it still has a great reputation that draws a packed screening and filmmakers eager to enter. We’re proud to be supporting it again this year.”

Entries are required by the 26th of next month, with shortlisted entries to be screened, at the Cameo, on May 30.

The winner is presented with a cheque for £1,000. Audiences get to vote their winner too.