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The 12th edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival presented a programme exploring and questioning the reality of what we see every day.

Australian art collective Soda_Jerk opened the festival with the controversial, brilliant TERROR NULLIUS alongside an installation of two channel work Astro Black. Glasgow’s UNESCO City of Music artist-in-residence Richy Carey premiered Accents at the Royal Concert Hall, enlisting community choirs and willing audience members to provide a choral soundtrack to four short films shot from the perspective of Glasgow’s four icons, the bird, the tree, the bell and the fish. We presented a retrospective programme of First Reels, the 1990s short film production scheme that launched the careers of David Mackenzie, Peter Mullan and a generation of Scottish filmmakers. And we presented our second foray into VR, Unrealities, in collaboration with UWS Immersive and ISO Design, showcasing new works by the likes of Rachel Maclean, Axis Studios and BBC VR Hub.

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Award Winners

Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film
Liminality and Communitas (Liminaali & Communitas) – Laura Rantanen | Finland | 2018
Special Mentions
Edgecombe – Crystal Kayiza | USA | 2018
Jujuba – Shun Ikezoe | Japan | 2018

GSFF Scottish Short Film Award (Sponsored by Blazing Griffin)
Mum’s Cards – Luke Fowler | Scotland | 2018
Special Mentions
Slap – Simone Smith | Scotland | 2018
We Are All Here – Hannah Currie | UK | 2018

International Audience Award
Tungrus – Rishi Chandna | India | 2018

Scottish Audience Award
We Are All Here – Hannah Currie | Scotland | 2018

Hilton Earl Memorial Award
In the Fall
 – Tom Gentle | Scotland | 2018

Production Attic Short Film Pitch
Exotic – Marcus McNair and Lorna King

International Jury
Jacopo Chessa – Director, Torino Short Film Festival
Pamela Pianezza 
– Curator and photographer
Shalimar Preuss
 – Filmmaker (Bill Douglas Award Winner 2018, Etrange dit l’ange)

Scottish Jury
Sarah Dombrink – Acquisition Manager, interfilm Berlin Short Film Sales & Distribution
Leslie Hills – Producer, Skyline Productions
Wouter Jansen – Distributor, Some Shorts

Download: Gsff19 Catalogue PDF (13.3 MB)