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Scottish Competition 1: House of Mirrors

22-28 March


GSFF 2021 Online

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

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The Scottish competition at GSFF honours inspiration and innovation in new Scottish cinema, and is judged by an international jury of filmmakers and curators. Viewers have the opportunity to choose their favourite to win the Audience Award. 

What is real and what isn’t, and what do we choose to conceal and reveal to others and ourselves? A programme about dualities, keeping things under the surface, and unveiling truths.

There will be a live Q&A with some of the directors featured in this programme on Tuesday 23 March at 19.15. 


Empty streets, empty roads, play parks devoid of life with a population hiding indoors.

Expensive Shit

​In a Glasgow nightclub a Nigerian toilet attendant reluctantly manipulates unsuspecting women.


A personal, visual essay about gender transition.


Grieving after miscarrying, Faye preserves the embryo in a jar of oil.

Lighting Tests

A struggling actor. A good opportunity. Or is it?

Burn on Arrival

Christmas, 1995. Two strangers become trapped in an escalating nightmare.

  • Duration 1h15m
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