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Rough Cuts has been away but now we’re back with a vengeance and to mark our return we have a killer competition for you (below). But first congratulations to all the Edinburgh International Film Festival award winners this year. Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s Brothers of the Head (pictured) won the esteemed Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film. Kevin Smith’s Clerks II won the Standard Life Audience Award. The Best Documentary Award went to Jake Clennell for The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief. Plus Paul Andrew Williams took home the Skillset New Directors Award for excellent Brit crime flick London to Brighton.

The Magic Lantern is a new monthly film night that will showcase innovative new films by emerging talent, combined with question and answer sessions with filmmakers, writers, and programmers, to generate discussion on the state of short film. These screenings will be held on the second last Wednesday of every month at CCA, Glasgow. The magic lantern is open to submissions of all short films (under 30mins) made in the past two years, from filmmakers working in Scotland and beyond. The launch night is on Wednesday 20 September at 7.30pm. Contact or visit for more information.


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