The Skinny Short Film Competition 2014 Winner

Article | 28 Aug 2014

About the short film competition

The Skinny teamed up with Innis & Gunn to launch a film competition to find the best micro-budget short film (a short film produced for less than £1000) made in Scotland in the last year and give its filmmakers a modest budget to help take their creative vision to the next level.


After a fantastic response, a shortlist of 11 films was chosen and from this shortlist, a judging panel, consisting of Paul Welsh (DigiCult), Matt Lloyd (Glasgow Short Film Festival), Dougal Sharp (Innis & Gunn) and Jamie Dunn (The Skinny), chose Good Girl, directed by Rory Alexander Stewart, as their winner.

Stewart wins £3000, courtesy of our competition partners Innis & Gunn, to make a new short film, which will have its world premiere at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015. Watch the winning film below.

GOOD GIRL - winning entry 

"What kind of film is Good Girl? It’s a black-and-white-black-comedy. Or a mockumentary sci-fi thriller. Or maybe a kitchen-sink horror." – Rory Alexander Stewart, Director

Describing Good Girl to The Skinny, Stewart said: "Good Girl was a funny one because I really just thought it would be silly; something that was about the funny aspects of mundane life. But then it became this other thing.”

With the prize money from The Skinny Short Film Competition, Stewart produced worked with the cast from Good Girl to create new short film Misery Guts. Of his new film, Stewart said: "We took the same approach in terms of filming on a DLSR and being very loose and, again, we were taking stuff from our lives."

WATCH THE OTHER SHORTLISTED FILMS from the Skinny Short Film competition

For information on The Skinny Short Film Competition 2015, and to view the 2015 shortlist, visit The Skinny Short Film Competition portal.