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The Glasgow Short Film Festival is back for another year, opening with the Scottish première of Australian art collective Soda_Jerk’s Terror Nullius and including a trawl through the archives of Scottish short film scheme First Reels, which marked the big breaks of Peter Mullan and David Mackenzie. It will feature over 20 new Scottish-made shorts and 33 new international shorts from 26 countries in competition for prestigious festival awards.
The festival runs from 13 to 17 March.
View Films by Strand:
- Bill Douglas 3: Mom and Pop
- Bill Douglas Award 1: Four Walls
- Bill Douglas Award 2: Edgelands
- Bill Douglas Award 5: Possible Worlds
- Bill Douglas Award 6: C:\Lose Yourself
- Blueprint: B-Roll
- Blueprint: Scottish Independent Shorts
- First Reels 1: Dreamers
- Scared Shortless
- Scottish Competition 1
- Scottish Competition 2: Lost in the Flood
- Scottish Competition 3: Learn to Fly
- Short Matters! 1
View previous years coverage of the Glasgow Short Film Festival festival:
GSFF Latest Reviews
In a cramped Mumbai apartment, a family considers eating their hell-raising pet rooster, in order to reclaim their lives.
The shiny red skin of the jujube brings back vague memories of the director's stepmother, recreated on expired film.
After sundown, a man walks the motorway verges, gathering roadkill. An investigation of the border between life and death, and the edges of the manmade world.
The filmmaker's mother, a sociologist, used index cards throughout her career to make notes on all that she read. Now that she no longer has an office her house is filled with these cards.
Faced with the ageing of his faithful workhorse, a man is forced to confront his own mortality and consider a sacrifice to ensure his family's survival.
Glasgow rapper Lumo committed suicide aged 21, sending shockwaves through the Scottish hip hop community. As family and friends struggle to make sense of his death, they uncover hidden clues in lyrics and videos he left behind.
A triptych of documentary images play simultaneously, united by the same geographical space but offering both complementary and contradictory narrative clues as to what is really going on.
A fuzzy yarn about what happens when patience runs out.
A political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology.
A sculptor discovers a stone man inside a block of granite.
Glasgow Short Film Festival Features
Glasgow Short Film Festival News
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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