Creative Dundee

ShortCUTS to Film Making


ShortCUTS Dundee is a project to help 16-25 year olds in Dundee get experience of working in creative teams, learning new skills, meeting new people, and making their first short film.

Young people are invited to come along to the free launch event at The Shore, this Saturday 13th September from 4.30pm till 6.30pm. At the launch event, young people will be encouraged to take part in creative games whilst discovering the different roles they can play within a ShortCUTS filmmaking team.

The project seeks to engage young people from a wide range of backgrounds and skill sets, including those who would not ordinarily engage with filmmaking networks and training. By Ricochet will work with the Community Regeneration Areas’ Youth Work Teams as well as The Shore, Discover Opportunities, Skills Development Scotland, and local arts organisations, to ensure that the project benefits young people from across Lochee, Coldside and Maryfield Community Regeneration Areas.


ShortCUTS 2014 Launch

13th September, 4.30-6.30pm at The Shore, Shore Terrace, Dundee, Dundee City DD1 3DN – FREE

Come along to help launch ShortCUTS into 2014’s cultural calendar in Dundee, and find out more about getting involved. There will be a chance to meet the organisers, get started with forming your film-making team, and meet other young people from your area. This is a crucial event for anyone who wants to find out more or take part in ShortCUTS and is well worth popping along to. Bring your friends – there might be cake!

ShortCUTS Pitch Party

20th September, 4.30-6.30pm, at The Shore, Shore Terrace, Dundee, Dundee City DD1 3DN – FREE

This is the next step in the ShortCUTS journey. Turn up to pitch your idea to a friendly audience. Get feedback, find out each others’ skills and interests, and start creating your dream team. This is your opportunity to really nail your idea and start or decide on your team. It’s a must-go event for anyone involved in ShortCUTS so make a note of the date.

More events to follow…


Volunteer Journalism interns positions:  

1 x photographer

1 x writer / blogger

Shortcuts are looking for two enthusiastic and capable young people aged 1625 with excellent communication and time keeping skills to join the ShortCUTs team as interns on a voluntary basis.

These special individuals will be in the unique position to document the key points in ShortCUTS project delivery.

Both interns will be required to adhere to strict deadlines and display excellent time keeping. The photographic intern must be able to send images online immediately after events.

The writer/blogger intern will be given 3 days after each event to complete a short piece of writing suitable for the shortCUTS webpage and social media. You will be fully credited whenever your work is shared publicly.

The internships are supported by the somewhereto_ Mozilla Learning Badges, a recognised qualification in creative management for CVs and business orientated social networks (such as linkedin). Interns will be awarded with 3 badges each in creative management over the course of the internship.

Project Schedule: 13th September ShortCUTS Launch event, The Shore, Dundee City Centre 20th September ShortCUTS Pitch Party, The Shore, Dundee, City Centre Mid Week Workshops dates and locations to be confirmed* Sat 27th November 2pm ShortCUTS The Screening Wellgate Steps Cinema, Dundee City Centre

* There will be several opportunities to cover the work undertaken during workshops. These workshops will take place across Dundee in different locations on different dates yet to be determined as they will be organised in response to the needs expressed by young film makers in each area.

How to apply

Please send an email to Project Coordinator Lauren McCorkindale at and tell them which internship you’re interested in and also your name, postcode, date of birth and mobile number.

Send a message via the ShortCUTS Facebook page Lauren or Claire will be in touch the same day with more details!

If you cannot send an email or send a message please attend their Launch Event on Sat 13th Sept at The Shore,  and speak to one of the ShortCUTS team about the internship!

ShortCUTS Dundee is funded by Dundee City Council, and Dundee Partnership Community Regeneration Forums of Lochee, Coldside and Maryfield, and supported by Hot Tap Media and Big Lottery Funded project somewhereto_, who ran the project as a pilot in Dundee in 2012. The resulting films by first-­time film­makers were screened to a packed audience and went on to be selected for major festival screenings Deep Fried Film Festival, and the Glasgow Film Festival.


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