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Bill Douglas Award 6: Bloodlines

26-28 March


GSFF 2021 Online

Bill Douglas Award 6: Bloodlines streams live at 14.45 on Friday 26 March, then is available 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.

Family bonds run deep and are often unexplainable in their complexities. These are stories that shine a light on these complexities and the intense, inextricable connections that define them.

Each film is followed by a short pre-recorded Q&A with the director.

Where to Land

An elderly mute woman finds herself on a remote island, where she meets a young man who longs to visit his mother

It's All the Salt's Fault

​The youngest daughter of a family of sloths rebuilds her parents' and three siblings' story.

Life on the Horn

For decades, toxic waste has been illegally deposited on the coast of Somalia. A political narrative cinema in the form of grieving.


​My mother's dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life.


​In Brazil, where a trans person is murdered every three days, Marilene searches for her daughter Roberta, a trans woman who went missing.

  • Duration 1h20m
  • Including filmmaker Q&As 2h
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