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
12.05.19 .Martin's 'Give A Child Their Smile Back' Cinema and TV campaign for Children 1st has been Nominated Best TV at the 2019 Nods Awards, and has been Nominated Best Casting of a Single Still at the Casting Director's Association Awards 2019. His 'We Are Scotland' campaign for The Scottish Government has been Nominated for two Drum Roses Awards - Best Online Advert and Campaign, and Best Public Sector Film at the 2019 Drum Roses Awards.
31.06.18 .Martin has directed a landmark TV and cinema campaign on migration for the Scottish Government. 'We Are Scotland' addresses the positive aspects of Migration and the people who call Scotland their home.
11.02.17 .NAMES, the latest screenplay by Martin Smith launches at the Glasgow International Film Festival on the 23rd February 2017. The project has been developed through Creative Scotland's BellRock ScreenLab. The Screenwriting Labs were hosted by Hospitalfield in partnership with Producer and Script Consultant Olivia Stewart, of Three Rivers Film. Martin is developing his project with mentorship from script advisor Ian Sellar.
27.07.16 .Martin is delighted to have been selected for Creative Scotland's Screenwriting Workshops. Six projects by Scottish-based emerging screenwriting talent have been selected for development into feature-length screenplays as part of an initiative to strengthen development opportunities across Scotland’s Screen Sector. The Creative Scotland Screenwriting Workshops are supported by the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland’s Screen Skills Fund and will be hosted by Hospitalfield in partnership with Producer, Mentor and Script Consultant Olivia Stewart, of Three Rivers Film. More info can be found here: Creative Scotland Screenwriting Workshops.
15.02.16 .SEAGULLS won an Outstanding Achievement Award from the State Of California Senate at the Borrego Springs International Film Festival, California. The prize was awarded on the 11th January at the festival's closing ceremony.
02.01.16 .SEAGULLS first screening of 2016 is at the Borrego Springs International Film Festival, in January in California. The festival have interviewed Martin about the film: Five Questions with 'Seagulls' Director Martin Smith
18.11.15 .TRACKS is screening as part of the BFI's Britain On Film season. The film supports Danny Boyle's SHALLOW GRAVE in Leith Late's 'Made In Edinburgh' screening on Saturday 21st November at Leith's Destiny Church (formerly the Central Cinema).
05.09.15 .FESTIVAL UPDATE: SEAGULLS has a number of new screenings lined up to round off 2015. In September it plays the Benicia International Film Festival, California, then onwards to the Harlem International Film Festival, New York. It ends September playing in South Korea in Competition at the Seoul International Short Film Festival. In October it plays the Manlleu International Film Festival, Spain, the Pamplona International Film Festival, Spain and the Kaohsiung International Film Festival, Taiwan. In November it hits LA, playing the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in competitions at the Arpa International Film Festival, USA, the Weyauwega International Film Festival, USA, the Lviv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine and the Lancaster International Short Film Festival, USA. December sees the film in the International Competition at the Tenerife International Short Film Festival, Spain and Festival Tous Courts, France.
20.04.15 .SEAGULLS has won The Golden Reel Award for Best Short Children's Film at the Tiburon International Film Festival, California USA. It took home the prize on Friday 17th April at the festival's closing party.
25.01.15 .FESTIVAL UPDATE: SEAGULLS has ten new screenings lined up for 2015. In January it plays British Shorts Film Festival Berlin then onwards to the London Short Film Festival. March sees the film playing the Scottish Competition of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, then in International Competition at Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany and on to the International Competition at the Bermuda International Film Festival, the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria and then the Byron Bay International Film Festival in Australia. April sees the film Playing the RiverRun International Film Festival USA, the Tiburon International Film Festival USA and the Kyiv International Film Festival in Ukraine.
24.01.15 .DigiCult Cinema Tour for Scottish Shorts: SEAGULLS will screen in a showcase of Scottish Shorts around Scottish Cinemas in 2015. Screenings include Dumfries Robert Burns Film Theatre, Dundee DCA, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow GFT, Inverness Eden Court, Stromness West Side Cinema and Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre. For more info click here.
26.09.14 .FESTIVAL UPDATE: SEAGULLS will have its US Premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, then screen in International Competition at the IndieCork International Film Festival in Ireland. Both screenings are in October.The film will then screen in competition at Leeds International Film Festival in Best of British, then the Inverness International Film Festival, at Festival Courts Devant, Paris for a Special Screening of British Council Best UK Shorts, then the Cinemagic International Film Festival in Belfast and the British Council UK Film Week in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
06.07.14 .SEAGULLS has been Nominated for Best Short Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and has been Nominated for the Mo Award for Best Short Film at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival. More Awards and Festival info here.
28.05.14 .SEAGULLS will have its UK Premiere in competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. It will screen on 19th, 21st and 28th June in the Youth In Flames and Scottish Shorts categories. Tickets and info for Youth In Flames here and Scottish Shorts here.
17.03.14 .LIAR has been selected to screen in International Competition at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival in Germany. The film will screen on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th May. More information can be found here.
20.02.14 .SEAGULLS has been nominated for the Crystal Bear at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. The film had its World Premiere at Berlinale, with four sold-out screenings in the Generation competition.
14.01.14 .SEAGULLS will have its World Premiere at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. The film, written and directed by Martin and produced by Sarah Drummond through Screen Productions and Hopscotch Films with Creative Scotland and Digicult was made for Creative Scotland's Scottish Shorts strand. In Berlin it will compete for the Crystal Bear in the Generation category.