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For Shorts & Giggles

23-25 March


GSFF 2021 Online

For Shorts & Giggles streams live at 22.00 on Tuesday 23 March, then is available to view on demand for 48 hours.

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Not going to sugarcoat it, the pandemic has infiltrated even this corner of the programme. Feelings of dread and impending apocalypse run through this year’s comedy selection, from the plight of a man who can only retain thirty-seven memories, to a society hooked on self-administered anti-anxiety shots direct to the brain. We meet a helpline operator during a zombie rising, three over-qualified contenders for last human alive and an advocate for ‘open leaking’, of which, the less said in advance, the better.

Pawsea (or: The Melancholy Ruminations of a Solitary French Bulldog)

Rocky certainly has a lot on his mind – ​questioning his purpose and attempting to fortify himself against existential angst.

37 Things

​Timothy Owen has a memory problem – he can only ever know 37 things


A short opera inspired by Aesop's fable The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle


A self-obsessed call centre worker deals with heartbreak… as a zombie apocalypse rages outside.

Katharsis Oy

They were surrounded with anxiety, until one day they weren’t.


Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?


A short film based on real events


A single mum from Leith and a middle-class Scottish geek wake up handcuffed together.

  • Duration 1h20m
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