Short Film Competition - UK Premieres Event

Short Film Competition - UK Premieres


We have successfully run our annual Short Film Competition for the past eleven years. This year, the shortlist was selected from over 450 entries, a record in AiM’s history. African filmmakers were invited to submit short films of up to 30 minutes, and the final shortlist boasts a diverse and captivating collection of work from across the continent, including Ghana, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Kenya and Nigeria.

The Short Film Competition is central to AiM’s commitment to nurturing young African filmmaking talent. The shortlist was compiled by Master’s students in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow. The winner is selected by our jury of acclaimed film practitioners and academics and will be announced immediately after the screenings. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film with the Audience Award winner announced on our website at the end of the festival.

The competition prize is sponsored by the Scottish Documentary Institute.

Included Films

Past Showings

Edinburgh / Wed 31 Oct 2018 / 7pm
Free and non-ticketed / Woodland Creatures

Glasgow / Wed 31 Oct 2018 / 7.30pm
Free and non-ticketed / Glasgow University - Andrew Stewart Cinema