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filmwaves.co.uk

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Venice Biennale

It would be nice to do something political (AIS 22)

DigiCult

We met Paul Welsh, executive producer for Digicult, a unique short film development and production project, based in Glasgow.

Marco Zee-Jotti – Could you introduce Digicult to our readers? 

Paul Welsh – The project was set up in 2001 to deliver a number of short films on behalf of the UK Film Council and an organization called the Glasgow Media Access Centre (GMAC) which is the strategic partner to the Film Council in Scotland for the low-budget digital shorts, which is funded through the New Cinema Fund. The Media Access Centre had secured funding to produce eight short films on behalf of the Film Council in Scotland. They advertised for somebody to run the project on their behalf, I went in for the job with a proposal for the way I’d run it. The way I proposed to run it was with a different approach to the commissioning and development structures that usually exist within the short film development and production in Britain.