Glasgow Short Film Festival line-up announced

This year's focus is the politics of place

by Jennie Kermode

Party time at the Glasgow Short Film Festival
Party time at the Glasgow Short Film Festival

In its first year as a charitable organisation, the Glasgow Short Film Festival is to focus on the politics of place, it was announced today. The festival, which includes over 180 films screening in a variety of venues between 18 and 22 March, will showcase alternative perspectives on the Troubles in Northern Ireland and a strand looking at the ways black communities and artists relate to landscape and geography.

"We’re also proud to present some of the best new Scottish short films, as well as a fantastic selection of fresh work from around the world, with 23 countries represented in our International competition," said festival co-director Sanne Jehoul.

Guests will include international filmmakers Zia Anger, Marie Loisier and Sorayos Prapapan, and cult electronic musician Felix Kubin, with the Scottish première of Anger's My First Film to open the festival. There will be a special focus on the work of House director Nobuhiko Ôbayashi and the usual selection of family shorts.

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