The Glasgow Film Festival has acquired a reputation for excellence in its short film selections and this festival within a festival is well worth checking out. Shown in a dedicated venue with accompanying events, these films also offer a great opportunity to meet filmmakers. This year the strand focuses on women in filmmaking and on the Colombia Film School of New York.
Oh Jackie and Death In A Nut
All That Glisters
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Claire Lamond; Writer: Claire Lamond, based on the short story by Anne Donovan.; Stars: Anna Cowen, Susan McClure, David McKay, Mairi-Clare McKinlay)
Growing up, a girl tries to come to terms with her father's illness.
(Country: Singapore; Year: 2012; Director: Taj Jenkins Musco; Writer: Su Ching Teh; Stars: Old Boy Lim, Ryan Yongyi, Zeng Cai Zhen, Taj Jenkins Musco, Navin Rajan)
A widower forms an unlikely friendship with a police officer.
(Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Helen Wright)
A one night stand leads to unexpected entanglements.
The Boy At The Five (Menino Do Cinco)
(Country: Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Marcelo Matos de Oliveira, Wallace Nogueira)
Two boys from very different backgrounds fall out over their muual love for a puppy.
The Buried (Sepulte)
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Jonathan Pope Evans; Writer: Jonathan Pope Evans; Stars: Benjamin Gould, David Artavia)
The true story of the brutal, homophobic murder of Scotty Joe Weaver.
The Globe Collector and Enraged Pigs
(Country: Japan, Australia; Year: 2011; Director: James McFay; Writer: James McFay; Stars: Hidetaka Ichiyama, Jessica McColl, Anna Shpak, Rory Stewart)
A taxi drver tries to save a model from Yakuza violence.
(Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Shaun Hughes; Writer: Shaun Hughes, Julian Lee; Stars: Julian Lee, Bhasker Patel, Xavi Coll, Laura Martuscelli)
A tale of love and torture in an isolated location.
(Country: UK, Morocco; Year: 2012; Director: Fyzal Boulifa; Writer: Fyzal Boulifa; Stars: UK/Morocco)
A young woman walks home across the desert from an illicit liaison with her lover.
Death In A Nut
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Tom P Chick; Writer: Tom P Chick; Stars: James Anthony Pearson, Tam Dean Burn, Holly Gilchrist, Holly Howden Gilchrist, Kathryn Howden, Anne Lacey)
Jack battles to stop death from stealing his mother.
(Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Louis Paxton; Writer: Louis Paxton, Krysty Wilson-Cairns; Stars: Kim Chapman, Simon Harrison)
Visiting her boyfriend's apartment for the irs time, a young woman encounters his collection of dolls.
Party and Cariño
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Layke Anderson; Writer: Layke Anderson; Stars: Joanna Scanlan, Ricky Nixon)
A mother strives to reach her lost son.
East Hastings Pharmacy
(Year: 2012; Director: Antoine Bourges; Stars: Shauna Hansen, Luis Figueroa)
An introduction to the various people who visit a methadone clinic over the course of a day.
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Lewis Arnold; Writer: James Walker; Stars: Lauren Carse, Oliver Woollford, Carolina Giametta)
A woman makes desperate phone calls and solicits help, but what is she really up to?
Edmund Was A Donkey (Edmond était un âne)
(Country: France, Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Franck Dion; Writer: Franck Dion)
Intended to humiliate, a joke played by co-workers helps a quiet man realise his true identity.
Enraged Pigs (Porcos Raivosos)
(Country: Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Isabel Penoni, Leonardo Sette; Writer: Isabel Penoni)
The women of a small village wake up one day to discover that their husbands have turned into raging pigs.
I Am Tom Moody and Soft Toffee
Fear Of Flying
(Country: Ireland; Year: 2012; Director: Conor Finnegan; Writer: Conor Ferguson, Conor Finnegan; Stars: Mark Doherty, Aoife Duffin)
A bird with a fear of flying deads the forthcoming winter migration.
The First Hope
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Jeremy David White; Writer: Austin Reynolds; Stars: Andrew Shea, Lili Reinhart, Justin Hall, Noland Ammon, Davis Desmond, Victoria Moroles)
A boy develops an inappropriate crush after watching The Empire Strikes Back.
Foxy And Marina
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Zachariah Copping; Writer: Zachariah Copping; Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Lorne MacFadyen, Mark Oliver)
A drug addict from the Isle of Skye considers giving up and going home.
Gates Of Life (Häivähdys Elämää)
(Country: Finland; Year: 2012; Director: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen; Writer: Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen)
The actions of strangers reveal a hidden story.
The Globe Collector
(Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Summer DeRoche; Stars: Andrew Pullen)
Meet Andrew and his amazing collection of lamps.
Fear Of Flying and Walls
(Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Volker Schreiner)
A transformation of Nam June Paik`s text "film scenario" into a film.
House Party (Chefu')
(Country: Romania; Year: 2012; Director: Adrian Dorin Sitaru; Writer: Claudia Silisteanu; Stars: Elena Ivanca, Emilian Marnea, Natasa Raab, Clara Voda)
Rumours about a son's party during his mother's absence prove misleading.
It's Such A Beautiful Day
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Don Hertzfeldt; Writer: Don Hertzfeldt; Stars: Don Hertzfeldt)
Bill struggles to piece his life together.
I Am Tom Moody
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Ainslie Henderson; Writer: Ainslie Henderson; Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Jude Crook)
A peek inside the mind of a singer with musician's block.
Jerry And Me
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Mehrnaz Saeedvafa; Stars: Mehrnaz Saeedvafa, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin)
Autobiographical musings on history, gender, ethnicity and cultural identity as understood through the director's connection with comedian Jerry Lewis.
Dollface and Echo
Karama Has No Walls
(Country: United Arab Emirates, UK, Yemen; Year: 2012; Director: Sara Ishaq; Stars: Saleem Al-Harazi, Anwar Al-Muati)
A look inside the 2011 Yemeni uprising.
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Russell Davidson; Writer: Russell Davidson; Stars: Martin McCormick, Amiera Darwish, Ailsa Courtney, David Walshe, Ryan Fletcher, Scott Fletcher, Stuart Littleford, Gary McCormack)
Jackson works long hours selling cocaine, trying to escape from poverty.
Meet-Cute (Meet Cute)
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Karoliina Pulkkinen; Stars: Ross Finnie, Neli Zhecheva)
A future couple meet for the first time.
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Uisdean Murray, Louise Quinn; Writer: Bal Cooke, Louise Quinn; Stars: Louise Quinn, Kid Loco)
A music video musing on stage fright.
(Country: Croatia; Year: 2009; Director: Dalibor Matanic)
A Vukovar girl takes in the delights of a simple summer day spent with friends.
Return To Sender and Jerry And Me
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Paul Fegan)
Two longtime rivals battle for the title of Doo Fleein Champion in the East End of Glasgow.
Return To Sender
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Stuart Elliott; Writer: Stuart Elliott; Stars: Stewart Porter, Vincent Hunter, Euan Cuthbertson, Billy Elliott, Paul Cassidy, James Thomson)
Taking in a parcel for a neighbour has an unexpected effect on the quiet life of a recluse.
(Country: Argentina; Year: 2011; Director: Karla Gómez; Writer: Karla Gómez; Stars: Joaquin Foong, Leandro Juarez, Carolina Lo Bianco, Maria Cecilia Mc Dermott, Marta Rodriguez)
Two women with a houseful of children are too busy to answer all the questions, which only increases curiosity.
Seven Minutes In The Warsaw Ghetto
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Johan Oettinger; Writer: Richard Raskin; Stars: Vibe Lilmoës, Ene Øster Bendtsen, Sanne Løwe, Jonas Bregnhøj Nielsen, Jonas Bjarnøe Jensen), Official Site
A mischievous boy sees a carrot lying just outside the Warsaw ghetto and tries to retrieve it with a piece of wire.
(Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Duncan Cowles, Anita Norfolk; Stars: Olivia Errey, Lewis Wardrop)
A short documentary about a woman looking back at love.
Seven Minutes In The Warsaw Ghetto and Vanishing Point
(Country: UK; Year: 2013; Director: Ian Waugh; Writer: Ian Waugh; Stars: Michele Gallagher, Steven Rae)
Seeking refuge in the highlands, a lost girl encounters a runner - but can she trust him?
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Vitali Sichinava; Writer: Vitalij Sicinava; Stars: Will Anderson, Tobias Feltus, Ainslie Henderson, Alan Mason)
A stork holds a tea party.
(Country: India; Year: 2012; Director: Abhijit Mazumdar; Writer: Abhijit Mazumdar; Stars: Aseem Hattangadi, Anand Tiwari, Vijay Waghule)
A location scouting trip goes awry when a film director becomes convinced he keeps seeing the same old man in different places.
(Country: Italy, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Benedetto Pace; Writer: Benedetto Pace; Stars: Franz Cantalupo, Vittorio Vaccaro)
A family of squatters stumbles upon a mafia boss' hideout.