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Now a firmly established fixture on the Glasgow Film Festival calendar, 2013 was another year of growth for GSFF.

With much controversy around gender politics in film at that year’s Cannes festival, GSFF pulled no punches in the debate. The well-mannered anarchy and quiet protests of Caroline Sascha Cogez took pride of place on our screens. Artists Louise Crawford and Ann Vance curated a screening exhibiting the work of lesser known Scottish women filmmakers. A selection of works from Columbia University’s MFA Film programme – renowned for their track record of producing successful women directors – came across the pond, and Lock Up Your Daughters and Her Royal Highness rocked us all night long.

How wonderful to see work by Margaret Tait, Jenny Gilbertson, Louise Annand and Annabel Nicolson in the same programme – and many of the films on 16mm too!
Sarah Neely, GSFF Symposium Organiser 2013, Senior Lecturer at University of Stirling.

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Award Winners

Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film
Enraged Pigs (Porcos Raivosos) – Isabel Penoni, Leonardo Sette | Brazil | 2012

GSFF Scottish Short Film Award
Pouters – Paul Fegan | Scotland | 2012

International Audience Award
Fear of Flying – Connor Finnegan | Ireland | 2012

Scottish Audience Award
I am Tom Moody – Ainslie Henderson | Scotland | 2012

International Jury
Penelope Bartlett – Programmer, Chicago International Film Festival and Founding Co-Director, Glasgow Short Film Festival
John Canciani – Artistic Director, Short Film Festival Winterthur
Vahni Capildeo – Author and poet
Caroline Sascha Cogez – Filmmaker
Lila Rawlings – Executive Producer for Film and TV, Left Bank Pictures

Scottish Jury
Andrea Gibb  – Screenwriter
Anja Cučko – Freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker
Zam Salim – Filmmaker