The Skinny Short Film Competition is The Skinny's annual contest to showcase the best new short filmmaking talent, and help new short filmmakers take their creative vision to new heights.
The Skinny Short Film Competition 2015
In 2015, The Skinny Short Film Competition returned, open for submissions from micro-budget filmmakers from across the UK. For 2015's competition The Skinny teamed up with Olympus, with the winning filmmaker set to receive a package of filmmaking equipment worth over £3,000. Watch shortlisted films from The Skinny Short Film Competition 2015, and check out the full 2015 shortlist.
The winning film will be announced at a special event at Hill Street Design House on 23 August, ahead of our 10th Birthday night at the Jura Unbound strand of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The winning filmmaker(s) will go on to make a second short film, which will receive its world premiere at the 2016 Glasgow Short Film Festival.
The Skinny Short Film Competition 2014
Watch the shortlisted films in The Skinny Short Film Competition 2014, in collaboration with Innis & Gunn. The 2014 competition was won by the “mockumentary sci-fi thriller" Good Girl, directed by Rory Alexander Stewart, which focuses on one woman and her German Shepard dog, who may also be an extraterrestrial. Watch Good Girl, the winning film in The Skinny Short Film Competition 2014.
Misery Guts by The Skinny Short Film Competition 2014 winner Rory Alexander Stewart
After winning The Skinny Short Film Competition in 2014, Rory Alexander Stewart was awarded a £3,000 prize fund, with which he produced low-key comedy Misery Guts, set in Edinburgh and featuring the cast from his Short Film Competition-winning film Good Girl. Misery Guts received its world premiere at Glasgow Short Film Festival in March 2015, as part of a Skinny showcase at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow.