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Help / FAQ

Here you'll find information on using the Screening Shorts website, and the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions - including information on how to download film clips. If you have further questions, please do feel free to Contact Us.

How do I log in?

Before you log in, please read the Screening Shorts site access policy.

With a Glow username and password you have free access to these educational resources - you simply log in to this site via Glow. If you belong to a UK Further Education College or University, please log in as a Shibboleth user.

If you do not have access to Glow or Shibboleth, you can request site access.

Our Site Access Policy, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use apply to all users.

What can I do on this website?

You can access complete films from our collection and make use of the extensive learning resources designed by teachers and leading practitioners in moving image education.

If you have a Glow or Shibboleth login, you can also download films and use them in screenings and creative projects with your pupils.

As a teacher in Scotland, you can use the suggested questions and activities in lessons or as part of class projects. You can also develop cross-curricular or enterprise projects within your school, or across Scotland.

Teachers with Glow access can also collaborate with other classes or schools, share practice and learn with others across Scotland.

Please read our Site Access Policy and Terms of Use for restrictions on what can and cannot be done with material from this website.

How do I download film material from Screening Shorts?

If you wish to download and use a film from our collection, simply right-click on the ‘Download’ button beneath the film you want, and save it to your computer.

How do I edit a film downloaded from Screening Shorts?

There are a wide range of editing software packages available. Most school computers will either come with iMovie (on Apple operating systems) or Windows MovieMaker (on PC computers). Included in our video tutorials are detailed guides on how to edit with these software packages.