Martin Smith has written and directed four commissioned short films: TRACKS, SEAGULLS, ACCIDENTS and LIAR, and a documentary: JIMMY.
SEAGULLS, his fourth drama short, made with Creative Scotland's Scottish Shorts, Hopscotch Films, Screen Productions and Digicult had its World Premiere in competition at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film. The film won The Golden Reel Award for Best Short Children's Film at the Tiburon International Film Festival California, and has screened at over 30 film festivals to date, picking up Best Short Film Nominations in 10 International Competitions.
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.
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.
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 Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Awards, and Nominated Best UK Short at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
LIAR, which was his third commissioned drama short, was commissioned by Collabor8te. The film was made by Blue Iris Films in association with Rankin Film Productions, The Bureau and Dazed Film. The film won the BAFTA New Talent Award for Best Writing, and had its International Premiere at the IndieCork International Film Festival in October 2013 where it was Nominated Best International Short. It then screened in Competition at the Bilbao International Short Film Festival, being Nominated Best International Short.
Further screening information and awards for the films can be found here
Martin has also made a number of documentary shorts. More information about these can be found in the documentary section.