Glasgow Film Festival 2012

A selection of Scottish short films made within the last year, which will be in competition at the festival. If you go to see some of them, your vote will count.

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The Making Of Longbird The Making Of Longbird
The Making Of Longbird and Kirkcaldy Man
Asexual Healing (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Martha Appelt; Writer: Martha Appelt; Stars: Helen McAlpine, Damien Hughes, David Bishop, Lynette Robertson, Kenny Macleod)
A young woman finds herself caught up in an unusual situation after waking one morning to find that her genitals are missing.
Asylum (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2010; Director: Joern Utkilen; Writer: Joern Utkilen; Stars: Mihai Arsene, Andy Cheung)
A failed asylum seeker dreams or running a bio-dynamic farm.
Bird (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Alasdair Bayne)
Musings on adolesence.
A Cuillin Rising (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Catriona MacInnes; Writer: Catriona MacInnes; Stars: Lorne MacFadyen, Annie MacLeod, Robin Thomson)
Teenage lovers seek to escape from a cramped caravan and an angry father, on a remote island.
Dogged (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Jo Shaw; Writer: Jo Shaw; Stars: Lucy Goldie)
A dog strives to protect the family home from the bogeymen who eat people.
Tumult Tumult
Tumult and The Fisherman’s Daughter
Egg & Fag (Egg And Fag) (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Rose Hendry)
A short exploration of one woman's environment.
The Fisherman’s Daughter (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Tom P Chick; Writer: Tom P Chick; Stars: Kenna Barrow, Mark Jardine, Andrea McKenna)
Concerned by local gossip, a father follows his daughter one night and discovers a tragic secret.
Five, Six, Seven, Eight! (5, 6, 7, 8!) (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra; Stars: Cameron Hall, Anna Nierobisz, David Banks)
A young man too shy to ask out the girl he adores becomes determined to win her heart by dancing, no matter how foolish he may look on an empty floor.
Fixing Luka (Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Jessica Ashman; Writer: Jessica Ashman, Rosie Crerar, Paul Welsh)
The animated story of a small girl trying to figure out how her brother works.
The Golden Bird (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Cat Bruce; Writer: Cat Bruce; Stars: Dean James Fairbairn)
A boy who pursues a mysterious golden bird finds himself further and further from the world he thought he knew.
Philippa & Nancy Philippa & Nancy
Philippa & Nancy and Asylum
Guilt (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Hákon Pálsson; Writer: Hákon Pálsson; Stars: Dan Richardson, Julian Lee, Saskia Laroque Rothstein-Longaretti, Helen-Marie O'Malley)
A man is forced to ask himself some serious questions after losing his young mistress.
James Dean (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Lucy Asten Elliott; Stars: Elaine Blair, Lauren Dempsie, Vince Docherty, Laura McBain)
Sharing secrets complicates a family day out.
Jimmy (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Martin Smith; Stars: Jimmy MacIntosh)
A documentary about a disability rights campaigner who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Joking Apart (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Ronald Forbes)
An experimental short film.
Kirkcaldy Man (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Julian Schwanitz)
A documentary about Jocky Wilson, his home town of Kirkcaldy and the mystery of his disappearance.
Pitch Black Heist Pitch Black Heist
Pitch Black Heist and Night Shift
The Lady With The Lamp (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Duncan Cowles)
An accidental documentary in which the filmmaker's mother expresses her concerns about his bedside lamp.
Long Distance Information (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Douglas Hart; Writer: Douglas Hart; Stars: Peter Mullan, Alan Tripney, Caroline Paterson)
A phone call reveals the difficulties of estrangement within a family.
The Making Of Longbird (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Will Anderson; Writer: Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson; Stars: Will Anderson, Tobias Feltus, Vitalij Sicinava)
An animator struggles with the character he is creating.
Night Shift (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Ruth Reid; Stars: Anne Wallace)
A documentary about a woman who uses a double decker bus to help sex workers on the streets of Glasgow.
No More Shall We Part (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Shaun Hughes; Writer: Shaun Hughes; Stars: Julian Lee, Simon Donaldson, Dawn Parylo)
A couple struggling to survive in a small cottage in Canada after the Highland Clearances are confronted by an unexpected visitor.
The Golden Bird The Golden Bird
The Golden Bird and Jimmy
Philippa & Nancy (Philippa And Nancy) (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Paul White, Ciara Barry, Claire McInnes, Nora Smyth; Writer: Ciara Barry, Claire McInnes, Nora Smyth, Paul Whyte; Stars: Claire McInnes, Nora Smyth)
Two friends demonstrate their unusual method of picking up men.
The Phone Box (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Ian Robertson; Writer: Ian Robertson; Stars: Andy Dow, Ceara East)
A short comedy about a phone call and the cost of getting rich.
Pouncer (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Louis Paxton; Writer: Kris Wright, Louis Paxton; Stars: Grant O'Rourke, Neil Bratchpiece, Tyler Collins)
An encounter with a professional 'jumper ooter' on Edinburgh ghost tours who works hard to hone his craft.
The Perfect Fit (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Tali Yankelevich)
A look at the craft of making ballet shoes and the damage done in the pursuit of art.
Pitch Black Heist (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: John Maclean; Writer: John Maclean; Stars: Liam Cunningham, Michael Fassbender, Alex MacQueen)
Two men team up to rob an office safe but they must work around a light-triggered alarm system.
The Perfect Fit The Perfect Fit
The Perfect Fit and Fixing Luka
The Rule of Thumb (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Gregor Johnstone; Writer: Gregor Johnstone; Stars: Richard Dormer, Gary Lewis, Stella McCusker)
When a middle aged man attempts to impress his mother, things go horribly wrong.
Saved (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Stuart Elliott; Writer: Stuart Elliott; Stars: Gillean Young, Megan Fraser, Bailey Newsome, Eric Robertson)
An 11 year old girl struggles to save herself from a plague that threatens to wipe out civilisation.
Three-Legged Horses (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra; Writer: Felipe Bustos Sierra; Stars: Gavin Purdie, Simon Messer, Bryan Lowe, Maggie MacLeod, Hanna Stanbridge, Gilchrist Muir)
An Edinburgh rickshaw-puller determined to make enough money to survive on before his knees are permanently damaged takes on one last, gruelling job.
Étude (Etude) (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Ania Hazel Leszczynska)
Voyeurism, moths and chain smoking cats feature in this beautiful piece of cut-out animation.
Tumult (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Johnny Barrington; Writer: Johnny Barrington; Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson)
The chief of a band of battle-weary Norse warriors is about to hand over power to his son when they are confronted by something entirely unexpected.
Wind Over Lake (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Jeorge Elkin; Writer: Jeorge Elkin; Stars: Katrina Bryan, Julie Candler, John Conboy, Giselle Hammond, Maree Innes)
A short film that is accidentally about something.

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