Martin Smith short films, Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab, BAFTA Scotland Award, Best Short Film, writer, director, Martin Smith filmmaker,
TRACKS was commissioned by Digicult with funding through the UK Film Council, Scottish Screen and GMAC and made with La Belle Allee Productions. The film won Martin the BAFTA Scotland Award for 'Best Short Film', was Highly Commended at the TCM Turner Classic Shorts Competition and Nominated Best UK Short at Raindance.
ACCIDENTS was funded with National Lottery funding through Scottish Screen and made with Sugartree Productions. The film won 'Best Short Film' at Appledore, and was nominated Best Short Film at the 2010 Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Awards, and Nominated Best UK Short at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Martin's documentary JIMMY was commissioned by The Scottish Documentary Institute, BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland. It won the Franklyn Marshall Award for Short Film at the CurtDoc International Documentary Festival in Vidreres, Spain and was Nominated for the BAFTA New Talent Award from BAFTA Scotland. The film was also nominated Best International Short Film in the Bill Douglas Award and nominated for Best Scottish Film in the Scottish Short Film Awards at the Glasgow Short Film Festival. Further screening info can be found here
He is currently in development on SEAGULLS with Creative Scotland's Scottish Shorts, a short with Hopscotch Films, Screen Productions and Digicult, and has recently been commissioned by Collabor8te to direct LIAR, which will be his third commissioned drama short. The film is being made by Blue Iris Films in association with Rankin Film Productions, The Bureau and Dazed Film.
In 2009 Martin was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival to participate in their Talent Lab where 25 of the most promising emerging filmmakers from around the world are invited to build networks with some of the most esteemed filmmakers and artists in the world. JUST ENOUGH DOUBT, the experimental short film that was commissioned by TIFF for the Lab was nominated Best Short Film at the 2010 Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Awards.
Martin has also made a number of documentary shorts. More information about these can be found in the documentary section.
photo: reuben paris