Deadline: 5 February 2018, 11:59

Syn Festival Edinburgh is looking for film and moving image work by creative filmmakers that respond to the theme of ‘Odysseys’. Selected works will be screened at Adam House on 10th and 15th of March 2018 , as part of Syn Festival Edinburgh 2018 Programme.

The exhibition – Current Theme
This year’s festival, under the title ‘Odysseys’, constitutes a celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and symbiosis. Drawing inspiration from the adventurous journey of the epic hero, whose goal was to return to his homeland, Syn Festival presents a multitude of events which bring forth the various cultural aspects of the contemporary world. In the era of Brexit, mass migration and extremist political rhetoric, the artists of the festival renegotiate the concepts of homeland and symbiosis, and reject the exclusion of social groups. With the multicultural city of Edinburgh taken as a starting point, this year’s festival presents different “journeys” of people who, through their creative propositions, envision a better tomorrow.

• Open to filmmakers at any stage of their career working with various film forms and genres (animation, fiction, documentary, experimental etc.)
• Open to artists living anywhere in Scotland.

How to Apply
• Applicants should download and complete the Submission Form (Here) and email it to

Please note
• Films should be submitted as links to web hosts such as Vimeo, YouTube or similar. For the film selection stage festival doesn’t accept files that require a download (e.g. WeTransfer). If the film is accepted for the programme, the screening copy has to be submitted by 15th of February 2018. The accepted screening format is MP4.
• Short films can be up to 20 minutes in duration including credits.
• Films that are not in English should have English subtitles.
• You must hold all the rights to the images and audio in the films.
• Application deadline: 5 February 2018, 11.59 pm.
• No submissions will be accepted after the deadline.

The selected filmmakers will be invited to participate in a Q&A session at Adam House 10th and 15th of March. Participation is optional.

For further information please contact Chrysa Karagianni at or visit