Glasgow Short Film Festival

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Glasgow Short Film Festival

Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF), the leading event of its kind in Scotland, returns to GFT and other venues in the city for its 17th edition, showcasing ground-breaking works of visual storytelling.

This year’s programme includes a deep dive into the archives with unseen, live-scored short films from Bill Douglas, rediscovered work by Mexican feminist group Cine Mujer and experimental reappropriation of archive footage by Jyoti Mistry; a retrospective screening and installation by Moroccan filmmaker Randa Maroufi, complemented by contemporary Moroccan artist films; Folkloric, a strand spanning decades of classic folk-horror and fresh influences on the folklore canon; and Towards Liberation, a thematic strand in defiance of oppression.

GFT plays host to Glasgow Short Film Festival's annual Bill Douglas Award, a competition showcasing new international short films that reflect the qualities found in the work of one of Scotland’s finest filmmakers: honesty, formal innovation, and cinematic storytelling that places sound and image centre stage. The opening event, presenting some of Bill’s earliest 8mm shorts for the very first time with live accompaniment from Gerard Black, and the closing awards ceremony and winners’ screening also take place at GFT. There will also be a special BSL interpreted screening of GSFF's ever-popular Family Shorts strand as part of Take 2.

Glasgow Short Film Festival Screenings at GFT:

Opening Event: Bill Douglas Unseen Super 8

Wednesday 20 March, 8.30pm - Book Tickets

Bill Douglas Award 1: Suspended futures
Thursday 21 March, 6.30pm - Book Tickets

Saturday 23 March, 1.15pm - Book Tickets

Bill Douglas Award 2: Where we find ourselves

Thursday 21 March, 8.30pm - Book Tickets

Saturday 23 March, 3.30pm - Book Tickets

Bill Douglas Award 3: Between every imagined present

Friday 22 March, 1.15pm - Book Tickets

Saturday 23 March, 6.30pm - Book Tickets

Bill Douglas Award 4: In your image its future is made

Friday 22 March, 3.30pm - Book Tickets

Saturday 23 March, 8.45pm - Book Tickets

Bill Douglas Award 5: Because it became impossible to breathe

Friday 22 March, 6.30pm - Book Tickets

Sunday 24 March, 1.15pm - Book Tickets

Bill Douglas Award 6: Mediated through the body

Friday 22 March, 8.45pm - Book Tickets

Take 2: GSFF Shorts

Saturday 23 March, 11.30am - More Info

Visible Cinema: GSFF RCS Curates (Please note: this screening will take place at CCA)
Saturday 23 March, 12.45pm - Book Tickets

Scottish Competition 4: On tending and mending

Sunday 24 March, 3.15pm - Book Tickets

Award Ceremony and Winners' Screening

Sunday 24 March, 8.00pm - Book Tickets

Full programme details can be found at


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