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Bill Douglas Award 2: What we leave lingering

23-25 March

The Bill Douglas Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival showcases new international short films that reflect the qualities found in the work of Scotland’s own Bill Douglas: honesty, formal innovation, and cinematic storytelling that places sound and image centre stage.

Memory, legacy and family tensions are explored in the second Bill Douglas Award selection. A child literally flies the nest, an inner demon is made flesh and desert sands invade a long forgotten childhood home. An internal voice sends out a cryptic cry for help and a mother and son embark on a long overdue conversation.

The programme includes award-winners from Cannes, Melbourne, Annecy, Sarajevo and DOK Leipzig, as well as the latest work by GSFF regular Vytautas Katkus (Lithuania).


A recently retired father invites his son to help him with cherry picking in the garden.


After losing both his fiancée and his good looks in a freak accident, Clyde must confront his inner demon.

All my Scars Vanish in the Wind

Among intrusive and sought-after memories, a woman hears a disconcerting call from the depths of her being: a cryptic cry for help.

The Fruit Tree

A young woman, views a house for rent in a desert town. Unexpected memories of her childhood home in Los Angeles resurface.

Will You Look At Me

A young Chinese filmmaker returns to his hometown in search of himself, and embarks on a long overdue conversation with his mother.

  • Recommended age 15+
  • Duration 1h30
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