February 6, 2018

WS:  Notes is interesting in that you'd never previously directed or written a short before. You were working as a camera assistant, so how did the film come about?

To be honest I was really lost at the time, I never knew where I was going, what I was doing, I'd thoug...

February 4, 2018

‘Funding is a limitation, and for short filmmakers it’s not a necessary limitation'

Whaam! Shorts 3 is 'Stalactites' by Alison Piper

Stalactites is the fantastic debut short by Alison Piper.  It was turned down for traditional public funding which would lead many filmmak...

February 2, 2018

Talking Film – Duncan Nicoll

Duncan Nicoll is a film-maker from Dundee, whose short film Crowman premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and which has been screened at various film festivals around the world. Set in a brutal rural landscape followin...

February 1, 2018

This weekend as part of Hull Year as city of Culture 2017, Mind on the Run celebrates the work of composer Basil Kirchin through a series of concerts and film screenings that will feature artists including Will Gregory of Goldfrapp, St Etienne's Bob Stanley and Sean O'...

February 1, 2018

From the Archives. June 2016

“Death to Tartan Features” 
- Why Scottish Independent Film-Makers will win and Tartan Features will have to die.



Actually, you – Scottish Independent Film-Makers - have already won! 

“Won what?”

You say. 

“A new voice.”

Say we.

“If a...

February 1, 2018

From The Archives May 2016

As you may have noticed, our name has changed slightly. Well, there are a few reasons why we've done this. For the past few months we've been using TF in our posts rather than Tartan Features, which we aim to keep so it's not been a quick deci...

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