Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film

The Bill Douglas Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival showcases new international short films that reflect the qualities found in the work of Scotland’s own Bill Douglas: honesty, formal innovation, and cinematic storytelling that places sound and image centre stage.

Six loosely thematic programmes of international work, comprising fiction, documentary, animation and experimental/artists’ moving image, compete for the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film and the International Audience Award, sponsored by Shorts TV+.

The international jury consists of Céline Roustan, programmer and film critic for SXSW and Short of the Week; Jonathan Ali, programming director at Third Horizon Film Festival and programme consultant for Locarno Open Doors, Alchemy Film & Arts, and others; and Randa Maroufi, the subject of our filmmaker focus.

The 2024 Bill Douglas Award selection can be found here.

The GSFF23 Bill Douglas Award went to Lawrence Abu Hamdan for 45th Parallel. A special mention was awarded to 2nd Person by Rita Barbosa.

The GSFF23 International Audience Award went to Flores del otro patio by Jorge Cadena.