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Bill Douglas Award 10th Anniversary

22-28 March


GSFF 2021 Online

This programme is available on demand for the duration of the festival.

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The Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film turns 10 this year. Named in honour of Scotland’s greatest filmmaker, the award was inaugurated by Bill’s lifelong friend and collaborator Peter Jewell in 2012. Each year we award a film that best reflects the qualities found in the work of Bill Douglas: honesty, formal innovation and the supremacy of image and sound in cinematic storytelling.

In this tenth year of the award, we revisit the previous nine winning films, which are available for you to view on demand for the duration of the festival. Alongside the films, we are publishing new audio interviews between each filmmaker and a member of the jury that selected their film. These interviews are available on Glasgow Short Film Festival’s brand new podcast, on all major podcast platforms and on the individual film pages linked below.

The Glasgow Short Podcast is produced by Halina Rifai. 


​Fini likes to say “yes" and that leads him into a series of small adventures all reminding us about living in the moment.​

Enraged Pigs

After they find out that their husbands have mysteriously transformed into raging pigs the women of the village decide to take action.​

The Questioning

The filmmaker’s own experience of an encounter with the police while visiting human-rights activist friends.


On 3 October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sank off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa.

A Short Guide to Re-Entry

Khalid is released from prison. Fitting in isn't always that easy.

Green Screen Gringo

​Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting yet turbulent Brazil.

Strange Says the Angel

​Seven year old Nina cannot be her aunt’s daughter. Nor can she be her father’s lover. What then is Nina’s place?

Liminality & Communitas

After the sunset, a man wanders between the edges of highways gathering edible dead animals hit by a car.

3 Logical Exits

A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians in refugee camps choose.

  • Duration 2h30m
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