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The Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Festival 2016!


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I'm happy to announce that the Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Festival IV (2016) is now open for entries.

The theory behind this independent Scottish film festival is to promote film-making in Scotland, to give credit where it's due and to encourage young and upcoming talent in the field. 

New this year: We're introducing the Raptor Volunteer Ticket option, whereby anyone who can prove they've shared a post about this film festival 12 times on 12 different days (by tagging me in it or taking screen shots) via FB (not on this page) or twitter, may be eligible for a free ticket to the event. 

We have also introduced early and late entry deadlines: Please note the entry fee system has now been changed to match the system on as of 6pm on Friday 16/10/2015

Early Bird Entry Fees (Received by 30/11/2015):
1-10 minute films:
10-20 minute films:

End Of Year Entry Fees (Received by 31/12/2015):
1-10 minute films:
10-20 minute films:

Late Entry Fees (Received by 31/1/2016):
1-10 minute films:
10-20 minute films:

Looking forward to receiving your submissions! 

Here's a summary of the usual Ts and Cs:

Normal closing date: 11:59pm on 31st December 2015
Priority will be given to premieres.
First prize, decided in advance by the judges – 40% of the pot, second prize – 30% of the pot.
Audience members vote for the audience prize of 20% of the pot. You can't vote for yourself.
Maximum length of film : 20 minutes, including titles and credits, but we may be flexible on this.
The film must have been completed within 2015, so if it was started in November 2014 and finished in January 2015, this is acceptable.
Any genre, any certificate, music videos and documentaries welcome.
Remember - the more who enter, the bigger pot, the bigger the prizes.
Every film that makes it through the shortlist will receive laurel leaves for their posters/publicity.

Send us your films by file transfer, Adrive, Drop Box, yousendit or similar to, or as a recognised video format such as .mov, mp4, AVI file, DVD by post to Raptor Filmz 2016 Scottish Short Film Fest, Office 5a, Fleming House, 5 Fleming Road, Kirkton Campus, Livingston, Scotland EH54 7BN. USB flash drives sent by post will be returned but DVDs will not - sorry. 

It's a Scottish Short Film Competition, so the film must have some relation to Scotland, but it can be made in any country by any one.
You can enter as many films as you like.
Please send your entry fee by paypal to with the title of your film as a reference.

The judging panel and the audience's decision is final.
The shortlisted films will be shown on Saturday 5th February 2016 at the Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate.
Tickets to the screening will cost £6. Film-makers whose films will be shown on the night are eligible for one free ticket. 

By submitting your film you assert that you as the film-maker own all rights and permissions to use the music and video footage of places, buildings and persons in your film.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us via Facebook, email or call Chris Young on 0789 9718 775. 

Download the application form here:


Enter via Film Freeway here:



Wedding packages! 


We have incorporated our Economy package with our Silver package to make it more affordable to those with a lower budget in mind, and reduced the workload for ourselves in order to reduce costs. Basically we have removed lapel mics, steadicam and one camera from the package, but still believe we can offer a solid job for this price.


Our Gold Package is stll the same awesome value, with a slight increase in price to reflect the quality of our equipment, experience, skills and amount of workload to process your video. Compared to our competitors, we're still ahead of the game.


Our Platinum Package - wow! Two camera operators, three cameras, lapel mics, steadicam, Go Pro, from Bridal Prep to midnight coverage, we might even throw in a wedding preview of the ceremony edited in time for the evening guests to watch it on a projector screen (facilities and time permitting)


Contact us for more information on any of these packages or how to mix and match for the ideal one for you, on 07899 718775 or by email at


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Wedding Invitations


The first big news is that after a year of practising calligraphy, my wife has perfected her hand-made, hand-drawn wedding invitations. We can now offer these to you for just £2 each. Please contact us on 07899 718775 or email for more information about these.


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Wedding Photography


Did you know we also can provide wedding photography? Why go to two different companies and risk friction on the day when you can have a tried and tested team co-operating with each other seamlessly on the day? Contact us for more info :)


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The Regal/Raptor Practical Film-Making Course


Part Two of our practical film-making course has now begun! With a swathe of Short Film Festivals around the world and right here in Scotland, why not take us up on our offer to help you make a film? Contact me on 07899 718775 or by email on to sign up, or come along for a day to see what we do :) Saturday mornings at Raptor Filmz in Livingston, Saturday afternoons at the Bathgate Regal in Bathgate.

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