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  • Bill Douglas Award 3: Between Every Imagined Present – Programme Notes

    Bill Douglas Award 3: Between Every Imagined Present – Programme Notes

    Personal and collective memory and imagination, traces of what was and seeds of how things could be. Our third Bill Douglas Award programme spends time lingering on the past but also gently simmers with possibility. Nothing But Shadows, abouta woman’s dealings with mortality and grief, dips into a subtle magical realism with an enigmatic lead performance, while Pacific…

  • Bill Douglas Award 2: Where We Find Ourselves – Programme Notes

    Bill Douglas Award 2: Where We Find Ourselves – Programme Notes

    All films in our second Bill Douglas Award programme are led by ideas and characters that cannot be detached from a sense of place or defined location. The intriguing 2720 provides a lively but sensitive insight into a Lisbon community that suffers from poverty and overpolicing – a generous piece of docufiction. In the experimental documentary The despair…

  • Bill Douglas Award 1: Suspended Futures – Programme Notes

    Bill Douglas Award 1: Suspended Futures – Programme Notes

    This programme looks at futures dreamt of and futures taken away in contexts of immigration, exposing wider inequalities and tragedies. A Haitian father’s loss and imagination are complicated by a single cassette recording in the poetic Dreams like paper boats, while the captivating and almost strangling cinematography of I promise you paradise immerses us in the love and refuge story…

  • GSFF Presents: 2024 Industry Programme

    GSFF Presents: 2024 Industry Programme

    Calling all film folks! We’re excited to announce the return of our Industry Events to GSFF24 Alongside our jam-packed lineup, we’ll run a series of industry-focused events. This year we’re thrilled to offer a variety of talks, masterclasses, screenings and more throughout our festival. Our talks and panels will feature experts talking on a range…

  • Welcome to #GSFF24! Full Programme Announcement

    Welcome to #GSFF24! Full Programme Announcement

    Our programme has officially landed! This March, we’re back with a packed programme featuring 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,…

  • GSFF24 Opening Night Announcement

    GSFF24 Opening Night Announcement

    Renowned Scottish Filmmaker, Bill Douglas, will be celebrated with premiere of never-before-seen short films made by the artist in the 60s. We are so pleased to announce that the Opening Gala for the 17th edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival will feature six never before seen 8mm shorts made by Bill Douglas, alongside lifelong friend…