Glasgow Short Film Festival

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The eighth edition of GSFF was our biggest yet. The festival featured 218 films from 35 countries screening in 58 programmes. Public attendance increased by a massive 42% on 2014. An international jury awarded the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film to the Netherlands film Shipwreck directed by Morgan Knibbe, whilst the Scottish Short Film Award, sponsored for the fourth year running by local restaurant Mother India, was presented to Directed By Tweedie by Duncan Cowles. Animation Monkey Love Experiments by Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson won the inaugural Channel 4 Award for Innovation in Storytelling. Audience Awards went to Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow and Zam Salim’s Dropping Off Michael.

As the largest annual showcase of emerging Scottish film talent, GSFF attracts growing numbers of international industry delegates looking for new work. We welcomed over 150 guests and delegates, including programmers from festivals in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK and USA, and filmmakers from Bulgaria, Germany, Norway, Poland, Taiwan and the USA. GSFF looks forward to another year of promoting Scottish work internationally and devising an even bigger event in March 2016.

The ninth edition of GSFF takes place 16-20 March 2016. Submissions will open 1 June 2015.

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