SCI SHORTS is a one-minute mobile film challenge, open to directors, screenwriters, animators and creative producers who have an interest in communicating science topics through film and media. Subjects will focus on 3 specialist scientific areas which reflect the distinctive science offer of Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

This year’s themes highlight some of the ground-breaking advances the region is making in science, technology, engineering, design and medicine. Filmmakers are strongly encouraged to attend a free Story Development Day at Glasgow Science Centre where they will hear from a panel of experts who represent each of this year’s themes.

  • Satellites and Space Travel
    Presented by Clyde Space – Glasgow’s award-winning manufacturer of micro spacecraft systems and the recent developers of Scotland’s first satellite.
  • 3D Digital Visualisation: from Medicine to Mount Rushmore
    Presented by Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio – innovative use of advanced 3D digital visualisation technologies, blurring the line between science, technology and art.

During the Story Development Day, the speakers will discuss their area of expertise and its impact on everyday life, as well as answering questions from the filmmakers. In afternoon sessions, participants can develop their film ideas during a 3-hour drama or documentary development workshop. Filmmakers will then have one week to develop and produce their sixty-second films using mobile phone technology.

Accepted SCI SHORTS submissions will be showcased at a red carpet Awards Event in Cineworld IMAX (at Glasgow Science Centre) on Wednesday 21st October. Members of the public are welcome to attend this celebratory free event which will feature guest speakers, including media professionals and science communicators, and an audience vote to determine the winners of SCI SHORTS 2015. The triumphant filmmakers will receive incredible prizes, as well as having their work showcased on Glasgow Science Centre’s outdoor screen and being eligible for the European Science TV & New Media Awards 2015.

For more information on SCI SHORTS, and for details on how to register, please see the official webpage. As spaces for the Story Development Day workshops are limited, participants are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Winners of the SCI SHORTS film challenge will be announced after October 21st 2015.

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