These films screened at the 16th edition of Glasgow Short Film Festival.

Short Films

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Neighbour Abdi

How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi reenacts his life, marked by war and criminality, with the help of his neighbour and filmmaker Douwe.

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Night must trick a mother of a missing child into sleeping to save her soul.

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Ensnared by the Brazilian economic crisis, men risk their lives breaking into moving freight trains to recover leftover grain and sell it on.

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Of Walking On Thin Ice

Can one footprint imprint on our collective consciousness and create change? A walk; a pilgrimage, an odyssey…for the planet.

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On the Origin of Fear

One soldier and one prisoner. They talk to each other very intimately: about pain, loyalty, betrayal, drama and terror.

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On the Ropes

In Lebanon, a family’s life is suspended, stuck in limbo, like everything else in the country.

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One Hundred Steps

A meditation on the work of Bob Quinn and his ideas on the role that North African cultures have played in the formation of Irish culture.

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One Shot

Shot in one take, an actor must do multiple versions of the same action until he finds dark perfection.

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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.

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Paloquemao: the vampire market

When vampire Pedro's blood dealer takes refuge in his place of work, the Paloquemao Market, it might threaten everything he holds dear.

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Pastoral Malaise

A meditative reflection on the absences found in rural pastoral environments, that are often framed by a false romanticism and picturesque conventions.

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The process of being encroached by the persona.

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