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Shorts In Support

We'd like your feedback!

Have you attended a Shorts in Support screening? Then we would love to hear your thoughts via our survey, which takes only a few minutes to complete. We much appreciate your time and contribution! 

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Glasgow Short Film Festival is excited to present the fourth iteration of our successful Shorts In Support scheme, inviting cinemas and film societies to enhance their programme by screening recent Scottish and international short films before features this autumn and winter. 

The supporting short film has been all but lost from film exhibition, yet there is a wealth of emerging film talent that deserves to be seen on the big screen. GSFF offers Scottish cinemas and film societies a slate of seven shorts to screen before features. Participating venues will be able to introduce the work of exciting upcoming Scottish and international filmmakers to a wider audience, broadening their programme and supporting talent. 

The slate includes fiction, documentary, and animation, with durations ranging from 2 to 9 minutes to allow for a range of programming contexts. Recommended age certificates are provided, and we have included one title suitable for the youngest cinemagoers. 

You can choose which shorts you wish to screen alongside which features, making this a collaborative curatorial process. The shorts are listed below and we can advise on themes and pairings. 

Captioned Screenings
We are happy to say that all films are also available with captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences. If you would like to request one of these films for accessible screenings, do let us know. Many thanks go to Matchbox Cineclub for creating the captions. 


Films are available to book now and screenings must take place between October 2021 and the end of February 2022.

Standard arrangements and fees
Theatrical Venues (DCP)

  • A week-long run of one film title (preferably a minimum of seven screenings): £25.00 
  • A 4-month contract for unlimited screenings of any/all titles: £180.00

Community Cinemas / Film Societies (Digital file)

  • A 4-month contract for unlimited screenings of any/all titles: £30.00

We are flexible and can discuss different screening periods, structures and fees to suit you. 
What we ask is that you commit to a minimum number of screenings, show our intro slide with survey info before the short, and send us screenings schedules and admissions figures for reporting.



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Rich Webber // UK // 2020 / Animation / N/C all ages / 2 min

A short film about sharing....

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Ross Hogg / Scotland / 2019 / Animation / N/C 15+ / 3 min

An observational animation exploring the behaviours and interactions of a diverse cross section of tired, drunk, disgruntled, joyous and riotous strangers, pushed together within the confines of the last train home.

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Robbie Synge, Julie Cleves / Scotland / 2019 / Documentary / N/C 12+ / 5 min

Shot in Abernethy Forest in The Cairngorms, Forest Floor considers different bodies and physical access challenges in a rural location. Close friends Julie and Robbie sit quietly together on the ground, a simple idea requiring a novel approach.

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Maria Fredriksson / Sweden / 2020 / Documentary / N/C 12+ / 5 min

A Sámi woman tries to convince the Swedish Tax Agency that she has the right to make a tax deduction for the purchase of a dog. Why don’t they understand that Rikke is a herding tool and not a pet? A humorous doc about cultural clashes and the struggle to practice Sámi culture in today's Sweden.

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Kim Kang-min / South Korea / 2020 / Animation / N/C 12+ / 9 min

My mother's dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion. 

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John McPhail / Scotland / 2020 / Fiction / N/C 15+ / 3 min

While out on a food delivery job, a driver is given a strange box and a simple command. DO. NOT. OPEN. 

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Florian Grolig / Germany / 2019 / Animation / N/C 7+ / 8 min

The 'small' one is well, small, and the 'big' one is definitely very, very big. They are friends.

Shorts In Support is made possible thanks to the generous support of Film Hub Scotland.

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