This year’s Glasgow Short Film Festival shines a spotlight on Lebanese short cinema, illuminating the country’s historical, cultural and geographical positioning across two programmes of shorts and a live performance from Beirut-based gender-defying queer dancer Khansa, a retrospective of award-winning artist duo Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, wild world-building animations and cinematic existentialism through innovative AI collaborations and two very different journeys to Scotland undertaken for COP26.

The festival runs from 23 to 26 March.

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Practice
Practice
A man tries to pluck up the courage to get into the dating game, but his nerves get the better of him.
The Möbius Trip
The Möbius Trip
A road trip pushes a dysfunctional family to the brink after their journey descends into a claustrophobic hallucinatory nightmare. The Möbius Trip is a raw and experiential portrayal of a family unit, void of connection, confined in a car and trapped in their fated familial roles.
My Name Is Beth
My Name Is Beth
Beth, a teenage girl in desperate need of a place to stay, visits her estranged grandmother in the remote Scottish countryside. To her surprise, Verity, her grandmother, mistakes Beth for a council worker.
Ice Merchants
Ice Merchants
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
Haulout
Haulout
Documenting a marine biologist as he observes walruses in Siberia.
Handbook
Handbook
In the days following the presidential election in Belarus in August 2020, numerous protests erupt throughout the country.
One Hundred Steps
One Hundred Steps
The eighth audio-visual collaboration of Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca references the work of Bob Quinn, Irish filmmaker.
Rubber Coated Steel
Rubber Coated Steel
May 2014: two unarmed Palestinian teens are killed by Israeli soldiers on the West Bank.
Sunspring
Sunspring
Relationships break down in a dystopian future in this, the first film ever written by an AI.

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