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Family Shorts

26 March

Sun 26 March | 11.00 | Civic House


Opening with a magic door that invites us into a world of giant monsters and runaway trains, Glasgow Short Film Festival takes us on a trip into wind-blasted mountains, under ground and sea and even into space. Make friends with a rock creature, meet the Burry Man who summons Spring or take a parachute leap with a father and son flying team. But whatever you do, don't get into an argument unless you want to blow up like a balloon. This ever-popular animation programme, suitable for all ages, includes the multi-award-winning and Oscar-nominated Ice Merchants by João Gonzalez.

The screening will be followed by a free drop-in animation workshop suitable for all ages, upstairs at Civic House. Design your own character and backgrounds and learn how to animate them using simple stop frame animation. Or create a full body digital-3D model of yourself! Walk away with your own 3D digital avatar keepsake, and get placed in the virtual GSFF-a-verse to live on forever…

All films captioned for d/Deaf viewers.

Making an Entrance

A sentient, dimension-hopping door is on a quest to find a peaceful corner of the universe.

The Turnip

A well-known folk story told from a different perspective - revealing what happened underground while peasants were cultivating vegetables.

Burry Man

Defying her father, a young girl ventures out beyond their family glen in search of a mysterious evergreen figure, the Burry Man, who has the power to bring an end to a harsh winter.

Laika & Nemo

Nemo looks different. Nobody else wears a diving suit and such a huge helmet. But then he meets Laika, an astronaut.

Hello Stranger

​An astronaut lands on an unknown planet where everything is foreign.​

Luce and the Rock

One morning, a large stone creature is found lying in the middle of a village. The villagers are disturbed, but Luce finds a solution.

Don’t Blow It Up

Two friends are playing with a ball when an argument breaks out, and their resentment makes them inflate like balloons.

Ice Merchants

Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their cliffside house to get to the village far below where they sell ice.


An exploration of change, cycles and interaction to show that everything consists of many parts and that in the end we are all connected with each other.

  • Recommended age All ages
  • Duration 1h20m
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