Glasgow Short Film Festival 2017

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Bubblegum (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Rose Hendry)
Stuck in a bubble, a girl dreams of a sunset.
The Committee (Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway; Year: 2016; Director: Gunhild Enger, Jenni Toivoniemi)
A Nordic collaboration is taking place. Three delegates from Sweden, Norway and Finland are gathered in Lapland to decide on an art piece, which is to be placed where the three borders meet geographically.
The HunchbackBen Rivers (Country: Portugal, France; Year: 2016; Director: Ben Rivers, Gabriel Abrantes)
In this science fiction riff off of the Arabian Nights’ Tale of the Hunchback, Rivers and Abrantes submerge us in a technological dystopia reigned by, a megacorporation that forces its employees to ‘relax’ at company-run medieval reenactments.
Love (Country: France, Hungary; Year: 2016; Director: Réka Bucsi)
Animated meditation on the nature of love.
Steve Hates Fish (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: John Smith)
Through the deliberate misuse of a language translator smartphone app, 'Steve Hates Fish' reveals the secret thoughts of the signage in a busy London shopping street.
Ten Meter Tower (Hopptornet ) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Maximilien Van Aertryck, Axel Danielson)
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.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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