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  • Announcing the GSFF22 Competition Titles

    We are thrilled to announce that the 15th edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival will be returning to venues, 23-27 March 2022. That means we’ll be running in person for the first time since 2019! Get ready for a jam-packed programme, taking place across Civic House, Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). And for those of us who…

  • Announcing Glasgow Short Film Festival’s 2021 award winners

    The award winners of the 14th edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival were announced on Sunday 28 August during the festival’s online Closing Ceremony hosted by Jonathan Watson. The festival itself beat all previous attendance figures, with approximately 5,800 viewers in attendance, or 150 viewers per programme. The Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film winner was decided…

  • Announcing the GSFF 2021 Programme

    We’re delighted to announce the full programme for Glasgow Short Film Festival’s 14th edition. GSFF21 will take place online 22-28 March. Alongside the previously announced GSFF21 Scottish Short Film Award and the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film, the 14th edition of the festival will reflect on our last year spent in lockdown, with new programmes No New…

  • Announcing: Glasgow Short Film Festival’s 2020 award winners

    The award winners of the 12th and a half edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival were announced this evening during our online Closing Ceremony.  The Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film was decided by an international jury made up of Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur programmer and curator, Delphine Jeanneret, Thai filmmaker, sound technician and foley artist, Sorayos Prapapan, and…

  • Announcing GSFF20 Online

    We’re delighted to announce our revised 2020 programme. This special online-only event – our 12th and a half edition – does not include the full programme we intended to present back in March. Instead we are placing our competition selections – the six programmes of the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film and one of our…

  • Announcing DIVE IN Cinema

    We’re excited to present DIVE IN Cinema, a two-week online screening series co-programmed by a cohort of (mostly!) Scottish independent exhibitors and film festivals.  As all of us are keen to keep connected with our audiences and look for ways to bring activity online, we decided to bundle our efforts together to present this collaborative project,…

  • GSFF20 to take place exclusively online

    Back in March when COVID-19 brought our festival preparations to a halt less than a week before our opening night, we announced that GSFF 2020 would be postponed until August. Whilst we are dying to share our programme with you, it is very clear to us that a live event in August will not be…

  • Announcing our 2020 programme exploring the politics of place

    From an interactive walk through an online shooter game environment to a focus on intimate, humorous, playful and radical stories which subvert stereotypes of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, ideas of place run throughout this year’s programme.  Considering the current context of ceaselessly contested socio-political landscapes, both at home and internationally, we have chosen to explore how…

  • Announcing the films competing for the 2020 Bill Douglas Award and Scottish Short Film Award

    We are delighted to announce the thirty films competing for the 2020 Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film, and the twenty-four films competing for the 2020 Scottish Short Film Award. Nine films will have their World Premiere and fourteen their UK Premiere at GSFF 2020, which will also host ten Scottish Premieres, two International Premieres…

  • Please leave your phones *on*! Announcing some GSFF20 special events

    Film festivals are usually very strict about phones being turned off during screenings. Not this time. GSFF today announces its 2020 opening event, the Scottish premiere of live expanded cinema performance My First Film by Zia Anger, which opens with the filmmaker, seated amongst the audience, requesting via onscreen text that phones should be kept on.  Anger…