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Bill Douglas Award 5: Top Heavy

20 August


GSFF 2020 Online

Bill Douglas Award 5: Top Heavy streams live at 17.00 on Thursday 20 August, then is available to view on demand for 48 hours.

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The most vital new international cinema is showcased in the six programmes of the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film, celebrating honesty, formal innovation and the supremacy of image and sound in cinematic storytelling. Viewers have the opportunity to choose their favourite to win the Audience Award.

When we all live on top of one another, something's got to give. Bureaucratic and social pressures lead some to crack, whilst others take up the fight or retreat into bad behaviour.

Each film will be followed by a short Q&A with the director.

Dear Babylon

The future of social housing is threatened. A trio of students raise awareness about their neighbourhood.


An exhausted caretaker, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer.

Electric Swan

A building moves causing a strange nausea that devours its residents.

Grandad was a Romantic

My grandad first fell in love with my granny when he saw a picture of her. It sounds just like a fairy tale. All it needs is a happy ending really.

  • Duration 1h45m
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