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Bill Douglas Award 1: Bids for Connection (N/C 18+)

26 March


Bill Douglas Award 1: Bids for Connection

Thurs 24 March | 18.30 | GFT
Sat 26 March | 13.30 | GFT

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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.

The films in this first competition programme explore senses of connection in diverging forms, through intimate relationships and public spaces, deeply personal histories and meditative abstractions. 

We’re excited to present the newest oddity by GSFF alumnus Tulapop Saenjaroen, Diogo Costa Amarante’s first short following his 2016 Golden Bear win, and multi-award winning festival favourites by Diana Cam Van Nguyen and Léo Bittencourt.

All films captioned for d/Deaf viewers. Audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite to win the Audience Award.

For content warnings, see individual films: Squish!


This programme also screens online. Follow the link to view on demand for the duration of the festival.

A Present Light

On a rainy night, a sad man leaves his home to deliver a letter to someone who recently left him.


A meditation on the self through lurid and liquid forms.

Love, Dad

A young woman rediscovers letters that her dad wrote her years ago from prison.


One night, when the city of Rio de Janeiro was asleep, the flaura and fauna took over Flamengo's Park.

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