Who are we?

Glasgow Short Film Festival became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in August 2019, charity number SC049556. It is currently run by a board of six trustees, a non-voting company secretary, two permanent staff (one of whom is also a trustee) and a seasonal team of short contract staff and freelancers.


Matt Lloyd | Festival Director and Trustee

Matt has worked in film exhibition in Scotland for over two decades. He was short film programmer of Edinburgh International Film Festival from 2004 to 2008. His critical history of EIFF, How the Movie Brats Took Over Edinburgh, was published by St Andrews Film Studies in 2011. He has been involved in programming or producing several Scottish film festivals including two high profile Highland events with Mark Cousins and Tilda Swinton. Matt has directed GSFF since the 2010 edition. He's also made three short films, at least two of which were really really bad.


Sanne Jehoul | Programme Director

Sanne first joined GSFF in 2014, working for the festival in various capacities across production and programming. Aside from GSFF, she is part of the team at Vienna-based festival distribution and sales agency Square Eyes, where she works across their short film slate. She has worked as a programmer and producer for Document Human Rights Film Festival, also in Glasgow, and regularly freelances across curation and writing. Sanne sits on the Board of Trustees of Glasgow Artists' Moving Image Studios. She'd like to live in this Caribou video


Murray Buchanan | Chair of Trustees

Murray is an experienced media lawyer. He is currently general counsel and a board member of Two Rivers Media, an independent film and television production company based in Glasgow. He was previously in-house counsel at Warner Bros, Bertelsmann and Virgin Group then ran his own media law practice. He has taught media law widely, including at National Film and Television School Scotland and Screen Academy Scotland, and has served as a trustee of Scottish Opera, Citizens Theatre, Scottish Book Trust, Scottish Music Centre and Glasgow Media Access Centre.


Elspeth McLachlan | Treasurer

Elspeth is the founder and director of Alenth, a coaching and communications consultancy. Learning her craft in branding and communications, Elspeth has worked with global corporate brands, the creative industries and the public sector in the UK and internationally for twenty years. As a certified Executive Coach, graduating at the University of Cambridge, Elspeth brings her wealth of experience working collaboratively with clients from the public and private sector enabling them to identify and achieve their personal, professional or organisational goals, performance and proposition.


Charlotte Gross | Trustee

Charlotte’s career began in the music industry, working in the Promotion and Marketing Departments of Virgin Records and Sony Music in Paris, Source Records in London and Soma Records in Glasgow. In 2004, she joined Scottish Ballet as Head of Marketing and Communications and significantly developed the organisation’s digital presence. Charlotte joined the National Theatre of Scotland in January 2018 as Director of Audience and Media.


Lee Brazier | Trustee

Lee spent five years at FilmFour as a Creative Executive aiding development and production on a variety of titles including Shaun of the Dead, Sexy Beast and Gangster No. 1. Lee then set up Mr. B Films and Executive Produced the feature film Calibre which received the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Lee also produced the short Take the Shot for Northern Ireland Screen and Creative Scotland with co-producer Claire Mundell. The feature length version is scheduled for a Scottish shoot in 2022. Most recently, Lee Executive Produced the Richard Curtis written & Danny Boyle directed Yesterday for Working Title.


Violette Martin | Trustee

Violette started her career in Paris working in short film and children’s TV production, before she moved to London and entered the wonderful world of distribution in 2008. She worked in short films distribution and broadcast before joining the international sales teams at BBC Worldwide and Sony Pictures Television. Since 2017 Violette has been leading UK and international film sales for the BFI, working across their catalogue, from archive film to Bait or County Lines, through to short films by Alfred Hitchcock or Ridley Scott, helping past and current filmmakers’ voices be heard.


David Gattens | Company Secretary

David has been Finance/Commercial Director at Glasgow Film Theatre since December 2014. A Chartered Accountant by profession, his wider responsibilities include personnel, front of house, technical and retail. When asked, he tells polite company that his favourite film is Blade Runner, but really it is Blue Velvet.

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