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Scottish Competition 2: Dig Deep

24 March

The Scottish Short Film Award at GSFF, the largest annual showcase of its kind, honours inspiration and innovation in new Scottish cinema.

The second programme in this year's Scottish competition celebrates and meditates on the value of creative expression, while also reflecting on the need for time to ponder and dig into its purpose. 

The Scottish Audience Award is sponsored by Film City Glasgow. Audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite to win the Audience Award.

All films captioned for d/Deaf viewers. There will be a BSL-interpreted Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.

Embers from Yesterday, Aflame.

Evoking the tension between transience and continuity by mediating on hallucinatory images of withering trees, trivial occurrences of daily life and the physical intimacy of celluloid films.


A celebration of the work of Scottish-Ghanaian artist, Maud Sutler, reflecting on her contributions to excavating history, challenging world politics, and community-building.

To Do

A reflection on productivity and the self-improvement industry, explored through attempts to participate in a modern mindfulness exercise.​

Family Fugue

Spanning across eight centuries, this conceptual film uses family history to tell a story of haunting, disagreement, criticism and self doubt.


Unable to move on from the death of his granny, a filmmaker desperately searches for a film idea that will finally allow him to let go.

  • Recommended age 12+
  • Duration 1h45m
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