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Bill Douglas Award 3: We will not act accordingly

24-25 March

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 third programme considers the roles we take on and the roles that are forced upon us. Our image is currency, and offers a path out of quotidian routines. We convey forbidden intimacy and desire in a typography of apparently innocent gestures, or conceal our true selves within idealised body suits. But sometimes cruelty and hate must be met with defiance, provocation and, above all, authenticity.

The programme includes award winners from Rotterdam, IndieLisboa, Melbourne, L'Alternativa de Barcelona and Kurzfilmtage Winterthur.

All films captioned for d/Deaf viewers. 

By Flávio

Wannabe digital influencer Marcia lands a date with a famous rapper, but realising that no one can watch her son Flávio, she takes him with her.


A study of the daily motions and mundane tasks of contemporary city life featuring hundreds of looping characters.


A film about love and desire in Iranian cinema, where depictions of intimacy and touch between women and men are prohibited.


The process of being encroached by the persona.

Flores del Otro Patio

In the north of Colombia, a group of queer activists use extravagant performative actions to denounce the disastrous exploitation by the country's largest coal mine.

  • Recommended age 15+
  • Duration 1h30m
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