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Screenplay director Kathy Hubbard said the Home Made event is a "highlight" of the festival.

LOCALS are being asked to submit short films for this year’s Screenplay festival.

The deadline for submissions for the ever-popular Home Made event is 27 July.

Entries should be no more than four minutes long and they must be suitable for general viewing.

Some local filmmakers have seen their Home Made videos go on to head south, with Liz Musser’s Shetland Reel currently nominated for a Celtic Media Festival Award and Stephen Mercer’s Ragnar going to the Isle of Man Film Festival.

Short films by Roseanne Watt, Greg McCarron and Stuart Thomson have also been widely shown.

Screenplay director Kathy Hubbard commented: “Film makers must be Shetlanders by birth or residency, and entries are also welcome from those living south who are engaged in higher education.

“This is a highlight of the festival, and we always look forward to seeing what will arrive each year. Whether you want to tell a story, tell a good joke, create a short documentary or make an animated film, we’d love to hear from you. Spring is nearly here so it’s time to get your cameras out.”

Submission forms can be obtained from Shetland Arts by emailing Kathy Hubbard at kathy.hubbard@shetlandarts.org, or they can be downloaded online.

Watch some films previously shown at Home Made at Screenplay: