Café Flicker

How do you get to showcase your film on the big screen?

Whether it’s a student short, a music video or scene of a feature you’d like to test on a live audience – Café Flicker is the place to go. For filmmakers, actors, and composers it’s a great opportunity to show your work, meet other filmmakers and connect with other creatives to collaborate with. For film enthusiasts, it’s a great night packed with short surprises.

Watch your short film on our big screen

The longest running short film open mic might in Scotland, Café Flicker has been going strong for over 25 years. Every month your short films are screened and the audience votes for their favourite film. All the winning films are screened at the annual showdown, The Big Flick, in December where the film of the year is crowned!

Café Flicker welcomes all – both filmmakers & film lovers – every 1st Thursday of the month at GMAC Film from 7-9pm. Free entry for participating filmmakers, £3 at the door for all others.

To submit a short film (15 minutes or under), complete a submission form & send us the digital file via We Transfer to

Click to download our submission form [.docx] and submission guidelines [.docx].

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