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Bill Douglas Award 3: In Retrospect

19 August


GSFF 2020 Online

Bill Douglas Award 3: In Retrospect streams live at 17.00 on Wednesday 19 August, then is available to view on demand for 48 hours.

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The most vital new international cinema is showcased in the six programmes of the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film, celebrating honesty, formal innovation and the supremacy of image and sound in cinematic storytelling. Viewers have the opportunity to choose their favourite to win the Audience Award.

Sins of the past are revisited, monuments crumble and family feuds reach their conclusion in a programme that explores how difficult we find it to learn from history. 

Most films will be followed by a short Q&A with the director.

All Movements Should Kill the Wind

Two hundred kilometers from Beijing, men live among rocks waiting to be broken, cut, sanded.

All the Fires the Fire

It’ s the hunting season. Can a bird’s heart stop in the sky with no bullets coming through its body?


Should you hide your pain? Or should you understand and forgive before it is too late?

Freeze Frame

Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image.

Trapped Ghost

By decomposing the gelatin emulsion of 35mm and 8mm film, incredible images appear.


Using a faceless doll a criminal reenacts his brutal crime. Surprisingly he is not the one being judged.

  • Duration 2h
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