489 Years
A soldier's memories play over this animated tale of Korea's demilitarised zone.
The Accordion
When their accordion is confiscated, two children contemplate the meaning or acceptance, resistance and meaningful political struggle.
An Ecstatic Experience
A meditative invocation on transcendence as a means of restoration.
Borderline
Lynn Shaw is a dancer from Aberdeen. Charismatic, but sometimes chaotic. After a long history of turbulent life events she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
The Control Master
What happens when a powerful device falls into the hands of scientist-turned-villain Doctor Moire?
Creeling
Teenager Lily lives in a remote highland village and has known Dougie, a young lobster fisherman, most of her life. A change in their relationship becomes apparent when he agrees to take her out fishing for the day.

D

Ears, Nose And Throat
A woman unburdens herself about a horrific event she witnessed.
Flow Country
Flow Country takes the viewer on an apocalyptic journey through a contested site in the far north of Scotland.
Fucking Bunnies
A man struggles to retain his liberal credentials when satanists move in next door.
Green Screen Gringo
Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting - and yet turbulent - Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art and affection, a gringo can only watch.
Have Heart
A looping GIF has an existential crisis.
How To Abandon Ship
An anatomy of a failed relationship, with puppets.
Hula
A gently humorous drama about uptight divorcee Clara, who opens a B&B in the Scottish Highlands. Unexpectedly inspired by her guests, she rediscovers the joys of life.

I

Kadambari
Kadambari drifts into her unconscious, lingering as a stranger to her latent anxieties that remain laced with the numbness of a riots-stricken homeland.
Kaiju Bunraku
Here's a day in the life of a husband and wife living in a world of giant monsters.

M

A Man Returned
Story of a man preparing for marriage after being sent back to a refugee camp after being deported from Greece.
Maria
When the whole family confronts her 14-year-old daughter of a suspected pregnancy, a 50-year-old woman gives birth to her 22nd child.
My Deadly, Beautiful City
The arctic mining city of Norilsk is one of the most polluted in the world - but many residents are still proud to call it home.
Nosey
Hoping to find some conversation beyond her dog, Julie tries to get to know a strange man in the park.

R

Some Will Forget
As a coal mine in an English village faces closure the real cost of industrial decline for a father and his sons is revealed.
Such Is Life
A short film about a hillwalking first date and other bad decisions.
Symphony No 42
A series of short, surreal scenes exploring the relationship between humans and nature.
Take Your Partners
An eight year old tomboy challenges gender expectations when forced to make an Easter bonnet with the girls. Bravely subverting convention, she also learns that the adult world is not quite so black and white
Ten Meter Tower
A 10m diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.
Tuesday
Every Tuesday, sixteen-year-old Allie stays with her dad and is insistent that this week will be no exception, but when she arrives at his flat after school she must face that a world has been irretrievably lost.

V

V Day
V Day is a heart warming drama about a shy Taiwanese student who tries to deliver flowers to a girl on Valentine's Day.
Where Are We Now
Documentary about the relationship between a daughter and trans-parent as they embark on the road to transition.
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