Edinburgh International Film Festival is putting together a compilation of short films for this year’s festival with the theme WALK WITH US.

How short is short? In this case, pretty short. Films for this project must be a maximum of 60 seconds in length.

Supported by Johnnie Walker, known for its ‘Keep Walking’ mantra, the project aims to challenge you to think more creatively about the theme, visualising an idea and putting it together in an innovative way.

Those filmmakers that make the final edit will be in with a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the Four Corners distilleries – the four biggest single malts that go into Johnnie Walker (Cardhu, Caol Ila, Clynelish and Glenkinchie).


Your film can be fiction or non-fiction, live action or animation. It can be filmed on a camera phone or using professional equipment and software. However you want to do it, we want to see it.

We want to know what WALK WITH US means to you. Whether it’s about where you live, what you like, who you spend time with or what’s important to you, we want to see and hear from you.

WALK WITH US will create an anthology film, consisting of 15-20 films, selected from your submissions. Films will be screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2019.

All films selected to be included in the compilation will receive:

  • The Directors name in the credits
  • 2 tickets to the screening of WALK WITH US
  • 2 tickets to EIFF 2019 Opening night or other Gala screening
  • 1 nights double room accommodation to attend the Gala event (only available for those not living in an EH postcode area)
  • A Striding Man statuette
  • A personalised bottle of Johnnie Walker

So pick up your camera and get inspired- we look forward to seeing your film!

How to submit a film:

Please ensure you read the Entry Guidelines before submitting your film, including technical requirements. Make sure you have all the release forms ready. You will be required to send them to us if your film is selected. 

Fill in the online submission form

The deadline for submitting films is 12 noon on Wednesday 10th April 2019.

Release Form Templates:

Music Copyright Guidance

Music Release Form

Participants Release Form



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