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22nd August 2014!




Audience Ratings 1st Prize:  

Nice Guys Come Last - by Greg Andrew & Mark MacNicol


Audience Ratings 2nd Prize:  

The Silence Between Thoughts - by Robert Maitland


Judge's 1st Prize :  

The Silence Between Thoughts - by Robert Maitland


Judge's 2nd Prize :  

You Get Her Number - by Ruairi Douglas


Could the above three film-makers please email us your postal address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so we can send you your coveted HOTFEST certificates! 

Many thanks to everyone who entered and helped spread the word of this nano budget comp - some really great films there. Keep up the good work and an eye out for news of the Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Festival 2015!

As long as there are no objections, I've opened up the HOTFEST 2014 Viewing Page to the public again here:

Many thanks again to all who entered and helped publicise this mini event, as well as to our two judges: Chris Quick of Quick Off The Mark Productions and The Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance, and Declan Michael Laird, winner of the Best Lead Actor award in our first Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Fest 2012!

The Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Festival 2015!


We are now searching for sponsors to help us in our mission to encourage and promote up and coming film-makers in Scotland.


The Raptor Filmz Short Scottish Film Fest 2015 is coming...

Now in its third year, the only annual film fest dedicated to short films with links to Scotland (that we know of) with cash prizes, individual role awards, director Q&A, judge and audience prizes, all filmed and assembled for DVD.

Some early details:

Location: Near Livingston North, West Lothian
Date: one Friday night late Jan 2015.
Film entry deadline: midnight on New Year's Eve 2014
Entry fee: your film's length rounded up
Rules: Your film must have been completed in 2014,

and have some relation to Scotland (story, location, music, actors, director etc.)
Networking: YES
New this year:

Acceptance speeches!

Arrive early for a delicious meal beforehand!

Decent transport links!

Buy DVDs of earlier festivals!

Cheaper tickets!

Sounding good? Please spread the word : the more entries, the bigger the prizes!

Keep em peeled for more info!





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Our Partners


On the offchance that we are fully booked on the date you require a videographer, we recommend:


Samson Video Productions, Cumbernauld, Glasgow

Troika Productions, Glasgow

Quick Off The Mark Productions, Glasgow

MadDonald Studio, Lanark, Glasgow

UNSCENE Production Company, Glasgow

Buy The Ticket Productions, Fife


Please mention Raptor Filmz when talking to them. Then I'll get some free Guinness! Woo Hoo! Thanks!


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