15.09.11 .INTERVIEW: Martin talked to ScottishFilms.com journalist and film critic Jonathan Melville about the inspiration behind his film JIMMY, the editing process and the difference between shooting drama and documentary. You can watch the interview here.
04.09.11 .Martin Smith's JIMMY documentary has been selected for Edindocs - the Edinburgh International Documentary Festival. The film screens on Saturday 17th September at Churchill Theatre, Edinburgh.
01.09.11 .JIMMY has been selected for the Shetland Screenplay Film Festival. The film screens on Saturday 3rd September at the Garrison Theatre, Lerwick. Martin will give a Q&A in person at the screening
04.08.11 .Martin Smith's JIMMY documentary has been selected for Future Shorts ONE Festival. The film screens on Saturday 6th August at Summerhall, Edinburgh. Martin will give a Q&A in person at the screening.
26.05.11 .Martin Smith has been selected by the Edinburgh International Film Festival to participate in their Talent Lab. EIFF Talent Lab selects UK and international directors and screenwriters to discuss the industry, their projects and ideas with a selection of invited industry professionals selected from the world's key film industry players. Martin has prepared a new feature film outline, SHOWS, for the Lab. The Lab will take place during the 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival, starting on the 15th June.
23.05.11 .Martin Smith's JIMMY documentary will also screen on Saturday 11th June in the Documentaries on Devonshire Green event at Sheffield Docfest, screening alongside Albert and David Maysles classic GREY GARDENS with an intro in person by documentary pioneer Albert Maysles.
17.05.11 .Following its premiere at Sheffield Docfest Martin Smith's film JIMMY will screen at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It will screen on Thursday 23rd June at the George Square Theatre. Further info and tickets can be found here.
11.05.11 .Martin Smith's documentary JIMMY will premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest in June. The film shall screen on the 9th and 10th June in the Short Docs and Doc/UK strands and alongside feature film Weibo's War. More details can be found here.
17.01.11 .Martin's documentary JIMMY has been commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute. The film will be produced by the SDI with BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland. Martin shall be director, editor and cinematographer on the project.
23.10.10 .Filmmaker Martin Smith has been selected by the Scottish Documentary Institute's 'Bridging the Gap' scheme to develop his documentary project JIMMY about the disabled rights campaigner Jimmy McIntosh MBE.
30.09.12 .JIMMY has been announced as part of HIFF Presents: A Focus on UK Film in partnership with BAFTA at the Hamptons International Film Festival, USA. For more information and to book tickets click here
17.09.12 .JIMMY has been selected for International Competition at the Hamptons International Film Festival, USA. It will screen from the 4th to the 8th of October. For more information and to book tickets click here
21.08.12 .JIMMY has been selected for International Competition at the Split International Film Festival, Croatia. It will screen from the 15th to the 22nd of September. For more information and to book tickets click here.
02.08.12 .INTERVIEW: In advance of JIMMY screening at DocuWeeks™ the International Documentary Association interviewed filmmaker Martin Smith about the film. You can read the interview here.
28.06.12 .Martin's film JIMMY has been selected for DocuWeeks™ the International Documentary Association’s yearly theatrical showcase, designed to help qualify documentaries for Academy AwardŽ consideration. The film will screen for seven days in New York from the 3rd-9th August at the IFC Center. For more information and to book tickets click here.
25.06.12 .JIMMY has been selected for the Indianapolis International Film Festival. It will screen from the 22nd to the 25th of July. For more information and to book tickets click here.
18.06.12 .Martin's film JIMMY has won the Franklyn Marshall Award for Short Film at the CurtDoc International Documentary Festival in Vidreres, Spain. The film was in competition against films from 16 countries. The film, commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute was produced in association with Creative Scotland and BBC Scotland.
22.05.12 .Creative Scotland's inaugural Accelerator feature development programme has selected SHOWS, the latest project by writer/director Martin Smith for development. The feature will be mentored by the likes of producer Andrea Calderwood and script editor Kate Leys. The projects were selected by Creative Scotland, Playwrights' Studio Scotland and a panel of industry experts. Caroline Parkinson, director of creative development, Creative Scotland, said: "With the guidance of expert industry advisors, Accelerator aims to prepare projects editorially and to arm the creative teams involved with a strong understanding of the realities of the current market for film finance". Read the Screen International article here.
24.04.12 .Martin's film for Stolichnaya, TWENTY FOUR FOUR, made through the Multiply Agency for their Stoli Originals project has its premiere at Sundance London at the O2 on Friday 27th April. For more details see here.
30.03.12 .Martin's series of films for Relationships Scotland which explore the role of grandparents in the lives of children, feature in an article in The Herald today. You can view the article here.
20.03.12 .JIMMY has been selected for competition at the CurtDoc International Documentary Festival in Girona, Spain. Twenty films from sixteen countries have been selected for competition. Screenings are on the 14th, 15th & 16th June at the Theater Casino La Unio, Vidreres. You can view a trailer for the festival here.
12.03.12 .Martin has been Nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award from BAFTA Scotland for JIMMY in the Director of Photography category. The awards ceremony takes place on the 22nd of March at Oran Mor.
07.02.12 .JIMMY has been selected for the Glasgow Short Film Festival. It will screen in competition in both the International Shorts and Scottish Shorts categories. Screenings are on the 9th, 10th 11th and 12th February at the CCA Glasgow.
03.11.11 .Martin has been awarded a Screenwriting Residency with Playwright Studio Scotland, Creative Scotland & Binger FilmLab to work alongside industry mentors over a series of residential workshops to develop his feature screenplay SHOWS.
20.10.11 .JIMMY has been selected for the Document International Film Festival, Glasgow. The film screens on Saturday 22nd October at Trongate 103, Glasgow. Martin will speak on a panel about human rights and documentary filmmaking following the screening.
03.10.11 .Martin is shooting a film for Stolichnaya through the Multiply Agency for their Stoli Originals project. Stoli Originals is looking to document the life of four unique people from around the UK. Participants are being sought from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The selected participants will also win a trip to LA. For more details see here.
20.08.10 .TRACKS is screening at Short and Sweet, London, Monday 23rd August. The film, commissioned by DigiCult, Scottish Screen and the UK Film Council was winner of the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film.
21.05.10 .JUST ENOUGH DOUBT has been nominated Best Short Film at The Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Awards. The film's UK premierre will take place at the Cameo Cinema on Sunday 30th May.
31.04.10 .JUST ENOUGH DOUBT has been selected to appear at British Cinema Week at The Dieppe Scene Nationale in France, where it will gets its International Premierre. It will screen with Shane Meadow's SOMERS TOWN from the 3rd-7th May
06.06.13 .JIMMY has been shortlisted for the ICCL Human Rights Film Awards. The Awards Screening takes place at Dublin's Light House Cinema on the evening of June 20th 2013, where the Jury will announce the winning film. You can view the shortlist here.
01.03.13 .Martin has been commissioned by Scottish Shorts to make SEAGULLS. The film will be produced by Sarah Drummond through Screen Productions and Hopscotch Films with Creative Scotland and Digicult.
14.02.13 .TRACKS is screening at the Glasgow International Film Festival on Saturday 16th February. The film, commissioned by DigiCult, Scottish Screen and the UK Film Council and winner of the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film, screens as part of GMAC's 30 year celebration of film.
28.11.12 .Martin has been shortlisted for Scottish Shorts to develop an untitled short film. The initiative is run by DigiCult and Hopscotch Films for Creative Scotland.
04.12.13 .2014 SCREENINGS: LIAR will screen in Competition at the London Short Film Festival in January 2014. It will then travel to the Glasgow Short Film Festival and screen in competition for the Scottish Short Film Award on February 15th. at the CCA. Scottish Competition 4: Ma & Da at 19:15 on Saturday 15 February at CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD.
02.11.13 .LIAR will screen in International Competition at the Zinebi Bilbao International Short Film Festival, in Spain from the 15th to 22nd November. The film, winner of the BAFTA New Talent Award for Best Writing, was made for Collabor8te with Blue Iris Films, Rankin Film Productions and The Bureau.
10.10.13 .SHOWS, Martin Smith's debut feature project has been selected for the BFI Film London Micro Market. The Market will provide 20 film-making teams with a day of dedicated meetings with financiers looking to source projects budgeted at 2M Euros and under. Teams will have the chance to pitch and discuss their projects with selected financiers, including representatives from sales companies, investment funds, post houses, online and VOD platforms and public agencies, in addition to vital training ahead of the Market. The aim of the Micro-Market is to support projects budgeted at levels not currently served by the industry and help film-makers source finance for specific feature films. In addition the programme will increase film-makers skills and knowledge around pitching and packaging and build their networks to enable a more sustainable financing base for their future projects in both the private and the public sector.
12.09.13 .LIAR will have its International Premiere at the IndieCork International Film Festival in October. The film, winner of the BAFTA New Talent Award for Best Writing, was made for Collabor8te with Blue Iris Films, Rankin Film Productions and The Bureau.
04.07.13 .Martin will be talking about his work at Short Sighted 2013, the BAFTA film event with Vimeo, Shooting People, the British Council, the Glasgow Short Film Festival and numerous others on marketing and distributing your short film. They will screen Martin's film TRACKS. The event takes place on 9th July at the CCA Glasgow. More info and tickets here. BAFTA will be tweeting at #ShortSighted2013