Zam Salim is not content with impressing only the judges at the recent Jim Poole Short Film Awards. No, he’s only gone and impressed the audience as well. Yes indeed, his film LAID OFF - already a winner at the European Independent Film Festival and a nominee at last year’s Scottish BAFTAs - has won both the Best Film and the Audience Award at this year’s Jim Poole Awards, held last Sunday. The film, written and directed by Salim, even prompted one judge to claim “Easily the best all-round film for me; powerful, thought-provoking concept, strong casting and performance, and rigorous execution. What a good short should be.” Indeed. Congratulations to Zam and all the cast and crew involved.