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2023 Film Festival

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Short Com 2023 took place between London at the Garden Cinema, Glasgow Film Theatre, Everyman Cinema Edinburgh and the Picturehouse Cameo Cinema Edinburgh. Screening a record no. of over 50 short films between three iconic UK cities. We'd like to thank the filmmakers and the Short Com team of Alice Shone;  Peter Carson, Jane Ryan, Patrick Kondracki and Cerys Bessey. As well as our sponsors and partners Fable Whiskey, Cinetopia, Festival Formula, Film Hub Scotland, BIFA, The Edinburgh College of Art,  and Snack Magazine. And to our industry guest speakers and presenters; Sid Singh, Gavin Smith, Gregor Sharp, Katie Bignell, Amy O'Hara, Louis Paxton, Emma Jamieson and Ali Murray.

Grand Jury Prize


Sponsored by Restless Native Productions


Judged by Amy O’Hara (Film 4), Tim Molloy (Movie Maker Magazine) and Tom Kiesecoms (Slash Film Festival)


The Breakthrough - Dir. Daniel Sinclair












Best British Film


Sponsored by British Comedy Guide


Judged by Eva O’Flynn (Channel 4), Adrian Barber (Bolton Film Festival) and Jim Archer (Dir. Big Boys) 


Meeting Mr. Samuel - Dir. Rob Leggatt 







Best Animation

Sponsored by Fable Whisky

Judged by Dr. Steve Henderson (Manchester Animation Film Festival), Ana Stefaniak (Animated Women Scotland) and Liam Tate (Tea&Cheese)


Sierra -  Dir. Sander Joon



Funniest Film


Sponsored By Restless Native Productions


Judged by Vedran Rupic (Dir. The Diamond - Funniest Film Winner 2022)


Claudio’s Song - Dir. Andreas Nilsson













Best Script


Sponsored by Restless Native Productions 

Judged By Chris Aitken (Short Com Festival Director)

Circle of Trust - Writers Victor Nyåker; Hanna Holmqvist, Peter Lorentzon



















Best Performance


Sponsored by Restless Native Productions 

Judged By Chris Aitken (Short Com Festival Director)


Freddie Sandilands - Superhost

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