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GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

9–12 FEBRUARY 2012


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International Jury

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£8 full price / £6 concessions

International Competition Scottish Jury Award Winners Screening

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STANDARD PRICE TICKETS

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SOME SPECIAL EVENTS, TALKS AND WORKSHOPS:

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£4 (see individual listings for details)

Scottish Competition

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Calendar

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Scottish Competition

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To reward the loyalty of GFT CineCard and Cineworld Unlimited Card holders, we're offering £1 off standard price tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Central GFF Box Office at GFT or www.glasgowfilm.org/festival.

Margaret Tait’s Films for Children

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INTERNET SAVER DEALS

Surreal / Political: Animations from Oberhausen

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Ben Russell: Trypps 1–7

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Love Glasgow Film Festival? Take advantage of one of our Internet Saver Deals. You can share the offer with another person and get two tickets per eligible event, including Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow Youth Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival screenings. Only available at www.glasgowfilm.org/festival from Thursday 19 January. Internet Saver: 5 Films – £30 Internet Saver: 10 Films – £50 Internet Saver: 20 Films – £90

Enter the Archive

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Frank Marshall

‘I Hate Iceland’: A Short Film Focus 1999 –2011

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Slacker 2011

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Douglas Hart Music Videos

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GYFF Youth Shorts Panel Discussions and Workshops

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Parties and Performances

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Social Events and Family Screenings

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Certification: Films not certified by the BBFC are marked N/C and accompanied by an age recommendation i.e. N/C 15 + (suitable for ages 15 and older, no-one under 15 will be admitted).

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From Thursday 19 January tickets can be purchased from www.glasgowfilm.org/festival Tickets can be purchased online until 9pm the day before the screening.

IN ADVANCE From Thursday 19 January you can purchase tickets for most events from the Central GFF Box Office at GFT (12 Rose Street, G3 6RB). You can call Box Office on 0141 332 6535.

You can collect advance tickets from the GFF Central Box Office at GFT up until 9pm the day before the performance.

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N Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB Box Office: 0141 332 6535

O Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD Box Office: 0141 352 4900 P The Berkeley Suite 237 North Street, G3 7DL

Q The Shed, 26 Langside Ave, Shawlands, G41 2QS Advance tickets from Young’s Interesting Books, 0141 649 9599

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Please note advance purchases can only be made online at www.glasgowfilm.org/festival or via the GFF Central Box Office.

ON THE DAY On the day of the event, tickets can be collected or purchased at the screening venue. Tickets will only be available for that day, not for future days. Please see www.glasgowfilm.org for full terms and conditions.

GSFF AT THE SHED Tickets for GSFF at The Shed only: £6 full price / £5 concessions Tickets for screenings at The Shed can also be bought in advance from Young's Interesting Books, 18 Skirving St, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3BG / 0141 649 9599. The Shed screenings are presented in association with Southside Film Festival www.southsidefilmfestival.net _lu lccf`b MNQN PPO SRPR


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So Glasgow Short Film Festival returns, bursting at the seams. We’re taking advantage of our expansion to four full days to bring you for the first time a second competition dedicated to new work from Scotland. Whilst we believe passionately that Scottish short film competes on an international stage, this second competition allows us to promote a far wider range of local films than ever before, whilst continuing to bring you the most exciting new shorts from across the world. For the purposes of the competition we’ve defined a Scottish film to be one that is either made by someone who lives in Scotland, or made through a Scottish college or production company; or, if produced outside Scotland, two members of the writer/director/producer team must be Scots. In forming this definition, we pondered on broader questions of national cinema. In a globalised economy and an ever-expanding festival circuit, is it still possible to see distinct characteristics in the emerging cinema of different nations? The last significant new wave came from Romania, beginning in 2005 and showing no sign of running out of steam yet – look at last year’s GSFF award winner The Cage, or this year’s gripping thriller Silent River. But will such a nationally-specific surge of creativity ever be repeated? This year’s programme tackles the concept of national cinema in several ways. Our Iceland focus attempts to find distinct national qualities shared by films emerging from one of Europe’s smallest countries. Yet whilst it’s clear that Iceland is home to many talented new filmmakers, their international outlook is arguably their greatest strength. Meanwhile our series of talks and screenings exploring moving image archives touches on the subject of national canons, and the reasons why certain works are preserved and others excluded. Bill Douglas was excluded from the Scottish canon for many years, because he didn’t fit easily into any preconceived category of Scottish cinema. Only now, twenty years after his death, is he really receiving the wide recognition he deserves as Scotland’s greatest filmmaker. We are proud to rename our international short film award in his honour. Enjoy the Festival.

Director: Matt Lloyd Programmer: Gail Tolley Festival Assistant: Alba Cruells Roger

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All staff and volunteers of Glasgow Film; Francis McKee, Jamie Kenyon, Kenny MacLeod and all staff of CCA; Paul Smith and the staff of Saramago Cafe Bar, CCA; Meryl Gilbert and the staff of The Berkeley Suite; Karen O’Hare at Southside Film Festival; Paul Macgregor and the GYFF Youth Team; All at Creative Scotland; Stuart Elliott, creator of the GSFF12 trailer; Beverley Murray at Glasgow Film Office; Marlies Pfeifer at the Goethe-Institut; Melissa Andretta at Icelandair; Christof Wehmeier at the Icelandic Film Centre; Sunna Guðnadóttir at Icelandic Cinema Online; Björn Ægir Norðfjörð at University of Iceland; Ruth Washbrook at National Library of Scotland Scottish Screen Archive; Bryan Poyser at Austin Film Society; Peter Jewell; Andrew Noble; Sean Martin; Emily Munro; Mitch Miller; Shona Thomson; John Cavanagh; Ben Cook at LUX; Lindsey Hanlon at BBC Scotland; Suzy Glass at Trigger; Emily Roff at Tracer Trails; Sonja Henrici at Scottish Documentary Institute; Julia McLean at Scottish Animation Network; Paula Larkin at Document Festival; Colin Chaloner and Rob Jones at Flatrate; Kirstin Innes at Words Per Minute; Nick Herd at Braw Gigs; Nick Higgins; Andy Green and Peter Gerard at Distrify; Jonnie Wilkes and Rachel Graham at Optimo; Campbell Mitchell (AL Kennedy image); Neil Thomas Douglas (Frames Per Second image); All our filmmakers, speakers, performers, guests and jury members.

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For the third year, an international jury will select the film they consider the most innovative and outstanding work in the programme. The award-winning film will reflect the qualities found in the work of Bill Douglas: honesty, innovation and the supremacy of image and sound in cinematic storytelling. You will have the chance to vote for your favourite to win the Audience Award. 2011 Short Film Award winner: The Cage (Colivia) Adrian Sitaru / Romania / The Netherlands / 2009 2011 Audience Award winner: The Pedestrian Stuart Elliott / UK / 2010

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ÅSA GARNERT Åsa Garnert has worked as a journalist and as head of the Uppsala International Short Film Festival. In 2003 she joined the Swedish Film Institute, working for a while with film policy coordination and as Festival Manager for documentary films, before moving to the Communications department. She became Head of Communications in 2007. She has served on several juries including Brief Encounters and the nomination jury for the Swedish national film awards, short film and documentary categories. She is an enthusiastic admirer of the films of Margaret Tait. A L KENNEDY A L Kennedy is the author of twelve books: five novels, five books of short stories and two books of non-fiction. She also writes for the stage, radio, film and TV and a number of national and international newspapers. She has won a number of awards including the Costa Prize, a Lannan Award and the Austrian State Prize for International Literature. She has twice been included in the Granta list of Best of Young British Novelists. Her work is translated into over 20 languages. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. A L Kennedy also performs in a variety of media including stand-up comedy. DANIEL METZ Daniel Metz is currently working as a producer – his first feature is the omnibus film Slacker 2011, a re-imagining of Richard Linklater’s iconic 1991 film with twenty-four Austin-based directors. He previously worked as a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, where he specialised in indie and revival films. He was also involved in the US-wide distribution of Drafthouse Films' first theatrical release, Four Lions. He has functioned in other fields within show business, including as a sales agent, an academic writer, a publicist and as the programmer of a few alternative theatres in Austin. IAN SELLAR Ian Sellar is a Scottish filmmaker who began his career as an assistant to Bill Douglas. He went on, via design and editing, into directing shorts and then studying at the National Film and Television School. His first features, Venus Peter and Prague, were in official selection at Cannes and went on to be distributed worldwide. Ian has also continued his involvement with shorts, writing the screenplay for the award winning animation, Home Road Movies. Alongside continuing to write and direct, Ian teaches at the NFTS and runs feature writing and directing workshops internationally. CARSTEN SPICHER In September 2001, Carsten Spicher became head of the German Competition and Archive at the Short Film Festival Oberhausen. He has organised several retrospective programmes at the Festival, and in 2009 he curated the historic programme 'Sarajevo Documentary School' with Gaby Babic. Since 2009 he has also been responsible for the new Regional Competition, and now manages Oberhausen Film Distribution. Since 2002 he has represented the Festival in the German Short Film Association, until 2006 as Chairman of the Association. For over fifteen years he has been a jury member at numerous international film and video festivals.

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UK Premiere / Robert-Jan Lacombe / Switzerland / 2010 / 11 min / Documentary robijano@gmail.com

Childhood pictures, the departure from Zaire when I was 10, my friends Watumu, Angi and Amosi, the big shift from one culture to another, identity, memories and footage…

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An emotionally loaded exchange between two strangers who wake up together. Alternative music scenes, local heroes, high excitement and the long aftermath, when the bravado of youth starts to fade.

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Kristoffer is on a night bus with his girlfriend and another couple. When a very drunk young couple board the bus, something is stirred within him.

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UK Premiere / Isamu Hirabayashi / Japan / 2011 / 8 min / Animation hirabayashiisamu@gmail.com

I am a 66-year-old cicada. There was a big earthquake. There was a big tsunami. There was also a big accident.

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One night in Belgrade two men meet each other. By morning, everything will change.

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Scottish Premiere / Pedro Collantes / Spain / 2011 / 5 min / Fiction / escribanosolera@mac.com

Although it has been fifteen years since Halvard and Laila last saw each other, one seems to recall much more than the other.

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UK Premiere / Ben Russell / USA/Suriname / 2011 / 11 min / Experimental / br@dimeshow.com

Trance dance and water implosion, a kino-line drawn between secular freak-outs and religious phenomena. At a sacred site on the Upper Suriname River, Saramaccan animist everyday secrets are revealed as time itself is undone.

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Scottish Premiere / Marta Minorowicz / Poland / 2010 / 25 min / Documentary marta.minorowicz@gmail.com

In the final days of the summer holidays, a grandfather awaits the arrival of his grandson in the Bieszczady Mountains. Surrounded by wild nature, they try to reach an understanding of each other.

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Legend has it that the symbol of Ancient Persia flew invisibly in the sky, casting its auspicious shadow on the land beneath‌

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A film made with the filmmaker’s daughter.

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Scottish Premiere / Anca Miruna Lazarescu / Germany/Romania / 2011 / 30 min / Fiction info@filmallee.com

Romania, 1986: Gregor and Vali want to get away. Each one needs the other, yet there is mutual distrust. One night Gregor finds his doubts confirmed. In the end only hope is left.

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UK Premiere / Jens Assur / Sweden / 2011 / 24 min / Fiction / andreas.fock@sfi.se

An examination of how a state chooses to communicate with citizens of different opinions and how a woman suddenly finds herself in the middle of an ongoing political game.

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Martin Smith / UK / 2011 / 12 min / Documentary / info@scottishdocinstitute.com

An intimate portrait told from Jimmy’s point of view, a wheelchair bound cerebral palsy sufferer.

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A man falls into a landscape and gets lost.

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Scottish Premiere / Saba Riazi / Iran / 2010 / 15 min / Fiction / saba0riazi@gmail.com

A young girl in Tehran accidentally gets stranded without a headscarf in an environment where her mishap could equal trouble.

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Joern Utkilen / UK / 2010 / 17 min / Fiction / joern.utkilen@gmail.com

A failed asylum seeker dreams of a bio-dynamic farm.

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UK Premiere / Daya Cahen / Netherlands / 2010 / 10 min / Experimental martajurkiewicz@eyefilm.nl

At a cadet school in Moscow, girls from eleven to seventeen years old learn how to sew, march, cook, sing, shoot, how to use make up and how to prepare for military action.

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UK Premiere / Zaheed Mawani / Canada / 2011 / 26 min / Documentary zmawani@gmail.com

A history of the office cubicle from its inception in the late 1960s to its current status as the dominant form of office furniture in North America.

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UK Premiere / YOO Won-Sang / South Korea / 2010 / 17 min / Fiction indiestory@indiestory.com

Hee-Jung is a nineteen-year-old high school girl. She visits a citizen registry office to apply for her ID card. However, she looks anxious.

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UK Premiere / Christina Ebelt, Mischa Leinkauf / Germany / 2010 / 28 min / Fiction ch.ebelt@gmx.de

The comeback of slavery or reducing world hunger? Anything goes. Searching for investors the self-proclaimed elite of the German economy are trying to optimise their selling skills.

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Scottish Premiere / Erik Schmitt, Stephan Müller / Germany / 2010 / 5 min / Fiction sales@shortfilm.com

In this film you will see the following: black screen and close-ups; a young nice guy, an older man with a moustache…

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Scottish Premiere / Will Anderson / UK / 2011 / 15 min / Animation / will@whiterobot.co.uk

A behind-the-scenes look at an animator/filmmaker as he struggles with his character.

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Scottish Premiere / David Lowery / USA / 2011 / 16 min / Fiction / davidpatricklowery@gmail.com

A father tells his son the most epic bedtime story ever.

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UK Premiere / L’Atelier Collectif / Belgium / 2010 / 11 min / Animation / diffusion@zorobabel.be

A social portrait of the city of Kinshasa, made with African-style toys.

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Scottish Premiere / Javier Chillón / Spain / 2011 / 9 min / Fiction / javierchillon@hotmail.com

An astronaut returns to Earth after a fatal accident on a distant planet.

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Scottish Premiere / Bill Plympton / USA / 2011 / 6 min / Animation / plymptoons@aol.com

In 2004, Bill Plympton created the Oscar nominated animated short Guard Dog. In 2010, he decided to remake the film via the internet, with 70 artists from around the world creating each shot of the film in their own style.

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Johnny Barrington / UK / 2011 / 13 min / Fiction / rhianna@youngfilms.co.uk

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European Premiere / Erik Bostedt / UK / 2011 / 15 min / Fiction / erik_bostedt@yahoo.se

Molly and her father James are on their way home when they drive past a woman walking alone along a desolate country road. Molly is convinced the woman looks like the image of her mother, whom she only remembers from old photographs.

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UK Premiere / Fred Worden / USA / 2010 / 9 min / Experimental / babyleg@aol.com

A sequence with a passing train, passengers in motion and a woman standing still on the platform becomes a study of illusionary movements.

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Haunted by memories of a lost love, a lonely man finally decides to move on with his life. With wedding ring in hand, he gathers the last bit of courage he needs before asking the biggest question of his life.

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A conversation between two people about the big and small things in life, with a gas station as a backdrop.

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1. Find a reassuring explanation for a bout of sleeplessness: the eating of white turnips; 2. Observe the mechanisms of passion; 3. Escape inadequate ideas. This is the story of a breakup.

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Scottish Premiere / Kazik Radwanski / Canada / 2010 / 10 min / Fiction / dan@mdff.ca

The more they spit, the more they enjoy themselves. But when the teacher arrives, Xavier and Liam are moulded by their actions.

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UK Premiere / Vladimir Durán / Argentina/Colombia / 2011 / 14 min / Fiction vladimirduranv@yahoo.com

Fragments of a Saturday winter day. Mateo stops by to pick up Bruno and Camilo and drive them to the country house where their mother awaits. A sudden stop brings them into the intimacy of a wasteland.

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Scottish Premiere / Jacob Secher Schulsinger / Denmark / 2010 / 29 min / Documentary schulsinger@hotmail.com

Fini is in his bed. It is dark outside and he doesn’t want to get up. Fini likes to say ‘yes’ and that leads him on to a series of small adventures all reminding us about living in the moment.

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Scottish Premiere / Lauren Wolkenstein, Christopher Radcliff / France / 2011 15 min / Fiction / sales@adastra-films.com

A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all is normal, but nothing is quite what it seems to be.

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Scottish Premiere / Johannes Nyholm / Sweden / 2011 / 13 min / Fiction / andreas.fock@sfi.se

A middle-aged lady on holiday in the sun tries to make new friends and have a good time.

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World Premiere / Stephen Fingleton / UK / 2011 / 13 min / Fiction / stephen@driverfilms.com

Shirin has dinner alone with her father in their small north London home. With her mother absent, little is said between them – until Shirin reveals she is going out for the evening.

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Home is a place of comfort, of security and peace. But for a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder suffering war veteran the home becomes alien and family members come to encapsulate the demons against whom the veteran has to fight.

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Scottish Premiere / Börkur Sigþórsson / Iceland / 2011 / 18 min / Fiction jessicapetelle@gmail.com

When Stefan senses an intruder in his home, panic quickly turns to grim determination as he arms himself for the inevitable confrontation.

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European Premiere / Satsuki Okawa / Japan/USA / 2011 / 15 min / Fiction tidyupmovie@gmail.com

A Japanese brother and sister quarrel over their deceased mother’s house that has become a hoarder’s paradise.

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A prisoner convinces his mother to take a risk smuggling a cell phone for him into prison.

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Scottish Premiere / Douglas Hart / UK / 2011 / 8 min / Fiction / ohnafalby@gmail.com

Da always said not to talk to strangers... But you've got to phone home sometimes.

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The inaugural Scottish Short Film Award honours inspiration and innovation in new Scottish cinema. It is judged by a jury of industry insiders. You will have the chance to vote for your favourite to win the Audience Award. The winner of this year’s Scottish Audience Award will be invited to create the GSFF13 trailer.

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ALEX NORTON Alex Norton grew up in the southside of Glasgow and started acting at the age of fourteen. In 1973 he became one of the founder members of the 7:84 Scotland Theatre Company, touring the Highlands and Islands with The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil. He regularly appears on stage and screen; his films include Gregory’s Girl, Local Hero and Clint Eastwood's White Hunter, Black Heart. He played fourteen roles in Bill Douglas' final film Comrades. He has written for television and directed theatre, though he is best known for his role as DCI Matt Burke in the long-running TV series Taggart.

DAWN SHARPLESS Dawn Sharpless is founder and creative director of DAZZLE, a London-based independent short film label handling the exclusive distribution, exhibition and sales rights for a selective catalogue of award-winning, critically acclaimed UK and international titles. Dawn was previously Co-Head of Sales & Acquisitions for The Short Film Bureau. She started off in the theatre as a stagehand and front of house assistant before working in Paris and London for Disney, Buena Vista, Mainstream, Celluloid Dreams, Union Pictures and Lifetime Productions International. She also ran the Soho film club Peeping Toms for several years.

LORRAINE WILSON Lorraine Wilson is a Senior Arts Officer for Glasgow Life. She has over fifteen years experience of working in Glasgow's contemporary arts sector with a range of different arts organisations. As Coordinator of Glasgow Sculpture Studios (1998–2004) she established the organisation's first gallery and exhibition programme, profiling work by a range of artists including filmmaker Daria Martin. As Visual Art Programmer at Tramway (2004–2011) she curated film works by Barbara Kruger, Graham Fagen, Duncan Campbell, Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer, and initiated the Margaret Tait Award for artist's moving image.

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A chance to catch the prize-winners of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2012. We will screen the recipients of the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film and the Scottish Short Film Award, both selected by jury, as well as the films voted the favourite of the audience in each competition. End the Festival on a cinematic high! Free but ticketed. Tickets only available from CCA Festival Box Office on the day.

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World Premiere / Felipe Bustos Sierra / UK / 2011 / 20 min / Fiction / info@debasers.co.uk

A rickshaw driver’s last night in Edinburgh. As the night threatens to end with nothing to show for it, he reluctantly agrees to take three men on a pointless trip up to the castle.

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Scottish Premiere / Louis Paxton / UK / 2011 / 15 min / Fiction / louispaxton@hotmail.co.uk

Roddy loves his job as a ‘Jumper-Outer’ on Edinburgh’s ghost tours… probably too much. Join him on a fear odyssey into the heart of his craft, learn the tricks of his trade and the philosophy of ‘The Pounce’.

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Rural Canada, 1840s. A desperate and isolated Scottish immigrant with an unshakeable devotion to God and to his wife struggles to maintain routine until an unexpected arrival threatens to shatter his world completely.

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‘She’s out every night’, the villagers gossip until Mary’s parents can’t take it anymore. So when her father follows and discovers where she’s going, he finds her more lost to them than they could ever imagine.

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Johnny Barrington / UK / 2011 / 13 min / Fiction / rhianna@youngfilms.co.uk

A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied and wounded, their chief is near death. Suddenly an army of a completely different kind descends upon them.

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Scottish Premiere / Jo Shaw / UK / 2011 / 9 min / Experimental / redcrowfilms@googlemail.com

In a world where Bogeymen roam freely, devouring people randomly and the only creatures they fear are dogs… are you Dogged enough?

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Martin Smith / UK / 2011 / 12 min / Documentary / info@scottishdocinstitute.com

An intimate portrait told from Jimmy’s point of view, a wheelchair bound cerebral palsy sufferer.

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World Premiere / Ronald Forbes / UK / 2011 / 5 min / Experimental / ronnieforbes@blueyonder.co.uk

Three philosophers, Plato, Hume and Descartes, get together to share a joke.

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World Premiere / Alasdair Bayne / UK / 2011 / 13 min / Fiction / hello@strangefilms.net

A bird lies dead in a hayfield. A boy finds it. A girl watches. What happens on this day will change them forever.

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Tali Yankelevich / UK / 2011 / 9 min / Documentary / info@scottishdocinstitute.com

A film about two characters who live very different lives but have a unique tie to one another. This is a story of a dancer and her shoemaker.

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Ania Hazel Leszczynska / UK / 2011 / 4 min / Animation / leszczynska@hotmail.co.uk

A story about moths, an intruder watching a young pianist and a cat with a fondness for cigarettes, doing its best to foil the stranger.

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European Premiere / Martha Appelt / UK / 2010 / 15 min / Fiction / marthaappelt@gmail.com

Sam’s genitals go missing. Doctor Love prescribes her some medicine but the receptionist swaps it for Alex’s, the handsome man Sam met in the waiting room.

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World Premiere / Felipe Bustos Sierra / UK / 2012 / 10 min / Fiction / info@debasers.co.uk

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International 4 For the Good of All 13.00 – 14.30

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International 1 Way Back When 13.00 – 14.30

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Frank Marshall 17.15 – 18.45

International 6 Sweet Sorrow 17.00 – 18.30

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Iceland 1 What We Talk About… 17.00 – 18.30

International 3 Fight the Power 17.00 – 18.30

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Butcher Boy 21.00 – 23.00

Slacker 2011 20.30 – 22.15

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Practice Makes Perfect

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International 8 They F**k You Up… 21.00 – 22.30

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Iceland 2 Paradox 21.00 – 22.00

International 7 Bad Behaviour 21.00 – 22.30

Scottish 1 Print the Legend 20.00 – 21.30

Iceland 3 Intoxication & Betrayal 19.00 – 20.30

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Ben Russell Trypps

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Scottish 1 Print the Legend 19.00 – 20.30

Surreal/Political 19.00 – 20.30

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GYFF Shorts 11.30 – 13.00

Festival Breakfast 11.00 – 13.00

Family-Friendly Animations 11.00 – 12.05

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LUX One to One Sessions 11.00 – 18.00

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Scottish 3 Free Enterprise 15.00 – 16.30

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Panel 4 Bill Douglas 15.00 – 16.30

Sweet Sorrow 15.00 – 16.30

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Grace and Redemption

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Scottish Animation Network

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Meet the Filmmakers 17.00 – 19.00

Iceland 4 State of the Nation 17.00 – 18.30

Margaret Tait 17.00 – 18.30

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Films for the Future 17.00 – 18.30

International 1 Way Back When 17.00 – 18.30

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Douglas Hart 21.00 – 22.30

International 5 Telling Stories 21.00 – 22.30

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Hanna Tuulikki

Scottish 3 Free Enterprise 20.00 – 21.30

Frames Per Second 19.30 – 23.00

Scottish 4 Grace and Redemption 19.00 – 20.30

International 2 The Great Outdoors 19.00 – 20.30

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Scottish Premiere / Will Anderson / UK / 2011 / 15 min / Animation / will@whiterobot.co.uk

A behind-the-scenes look at an animator/filmmaker as he struggles with his character.

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World Premiere / Paul White, Ciara Barry, Claire McInnes, Nora Smyth / UK / 2011 / 8 min Fiction / ciarabaz@googlemail.com

Fed up of internet dating, friends Philippa and Nancy try an unconventional approach to finding love.

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An adaptation of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

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One telephone conversation that costs a fortune.

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Jeorge Elkin / UK / 2010 / 34 min / Fiction / jeorge.elkin@gmail.com

This film did not set out to be about anything in particular, but it is about something. Most probably it is about the people that feature in the film and the man that made it.

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A failed asylum seeker dreams of a bio-dynamic farm.

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Anne Wallace once had a dream to help Glasgow’s working women. Soon after, she had a double decker bus and the Ministry of Salt and Light.

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An eleven-year-old girl struggles to save herself as her world is suddenly torn apart by a deadly virus.

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UK Premiere / Julian Schwanitz / UK / 2011 / 18 min / Documentary / julianschwanitz@gmx.de

Who is Jocky Wilson? Once the world’s best darts player, now a fallen hero. In search of his myth, we follow the forces that shaped Jocky’s hometown Kirkcaldy and its inhabitants as we discover lost memories of the man who once inspired the nation.

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Rose Hendry / UK / 2011 / 2 min / Experimental / rose.hendry@live.com

The surroundings of a woman are slowly revealed.

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Barrow’s attempts to impress his mum lead to a disastrous stand off at the local school.

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Scottish Premiere / Douglas Hart / UK / 2011 / 8 min / Fiction / ohnafalby@gmail.com

Da always said not to talk to strangers… But you’ve got to phone home sometimes.

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Catriona MacInnes / UK / 2011 / 20 min / Fiction / ashley@digicult.co.uk

In a shadowy caravan on a Scottish island, teenage lovers Sorley and Maggie spend time awkwardly, stalked by the haunting presence of Sorley’s father.

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World Premiere / Duncan Cowles / UK / 2011 / 4 min / Documentary / dcowles@live.co.uk

There are downsides to living at home when you are twenty-one. My mother’s concern about the quality of my bedside lamp is one of them.

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UK Premiere / Hákon Pálsson / UK / 2011 / 14 min / Fiction / hakonpalsson@yahoo.com

With the loss of his young mistress, Justin needs to reconcile his feelings about his past and who he is. An examination of the power women hold over men, the choices we make and the ones we wish we had made.

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Jessica Ashman / UK / 2011 / 11 min / Animation / ashley@digicult.co.uk

Lucy thinks her brother Luka is broken. His obsessive, meticulous, infuriating arrangements of sugar cubes and thimbles prove it. Lucy thinks he should be fixed, but not in the way she imagines…

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Lucy Asten Elliott / UK / 2011 / 8 min / Fiction / mail@diversityfilms.org.uk

A family day out takes an unexpected turn when young Alex is forced to share her secret.

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Scottish Premiere / John Maclean / UK / 2011 / 13 min / Fiction / goflynn13c@gmail.com

Professional safe crackers meet on a simple job, but the catch is a light activated alarm system impelling the men to embark on a pitch black heist.

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Moving image archives are vital repositories of film heritage and communal memory. But with limited resources, the archivist is faced with a series of dilemmas. Which films to save or exclude? How to balance the sometimes contradictory aims of preservation and promotion? And how should the re-use of archive material be controlled? GSFF presents a series of discussions and workshops exploring issues surrounding film archives and their responsibilities to filmmakers, researchers, curators and the general public. Featuring speakers from Scottish Screen Archive, the archive of Oberhausen Film Festival, LUX and Archives for Creativity amongst others, this event promises lively and engaging debate. Free but ticketed. See www.glasgowfilm.org/enter_archive for programme details and to register.

To accompany the Enter the Archive symposium, we are staging several archive-related screenings and performances throughout the Festival, including Frank Marshall, Margaret Tait (both this page), Butcher Boy, Hanna Tuulikki (both page 30), Iceland 2: Paradox (page 24) and Surreal/Political (page 22).

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Frank Marshall (1896–1979) is one of Scotland's lesser-known film talents. He made the family story film his own particular reserve, firstly with his son and daughter and then later his grandchildren providing the willing actors. He wrote, directed, produced, edited, and sometimes acted in his films which are often pervaded with his wry and gentle humour. He also built and designed his own sets and props. During his lifetime he produced over 120 films of different genres, achieving frequent national and international success at amateur film festivals.

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This screening will be introduced by Professor Karen Lury of University of Glasgow.

CCA CINEMA Sunday 12 February (17.00) 1h30m, N/C 5+

The Orcadian filmmaker Margaret Tait was a true pioneer of Scottish cinema; several recently rediscovered works have deepened our understanding of this extraordinary film talent. Even though many of Tait’s films feature children as their subjects, she made the important distinction that these films were made ‘for children, not too much about children’. This programme will look at four of Tait’s films that focus on the child and/or the child’s point-of-view: Happy Bees (1955), Orquil Burn (1955), and two of the rediscovered films, Splashing (1966) and All These New Relations (1953). Suitable for children of all ages from 5–95. This screening will be introduced by Dr Sarah Neely of University of Stirling.

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SCHWARZ-WEIS-ROT (BLACK-WHITE-RED) Helmut Herbst / Germany / 1964 / 6 min Three times, the Germans march past in rank and file: under the colours of the Kaiser, the Fuehrer and Axel Springer. LES JEUX DES ANGES (ANGEL’S GAMES) Walerian Borowczyk / France / 1964 / 12 min ‘A report in the city of angels.’ (Walerian Borowczyk) HOBBY Daniel Szczechura / Poland / 1968 / 8 min In a strange, surrealistic landscape, men are held prisoner in birdcages by women. ASPARAGUS Suzan Pitt / USA / 1978 / 18 min Visual poetry: a woman contemplates and consummates the various levels of sensual and artistic discovery. TANGO Zbigniew Rýbczynski / Poland / 1981 / 8 min A metaphorical film about human fate in which all people are moving simultaneously but independently. KNOPKA (THE BUTTON) Robert Saakjanz / USSR / 1990 / 8 min The bureaucracy, in its indifference, pays no heed to severe catastrophes like Chernobyl. Power-hungry and cynically irresponsible, it pushes the button. The USSR perishes. THE DEATH OF STALINISM IN BOHEMIA Jan Švankmajer / CSSR / 1990 / 10 min A condensed survey of Czechoslovakia's forty-two years under communist rule – as seen through the eyes and mind of surrealist Jan Švankmajer. FÉSZEK (NEST) Ferenc Cakó / Hungary / 1997 / 5 min Nestbuilding. Our human nest, the pulsation of our societies, their tensions and contradictions in poetic metamorphoses with sand animation.

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Ben Russell is a Chicago-based experimental filmmaker whose work engages with the very essence of cinema, drawing on the history of film, scrutinising the act of looking and playfully considering the conventions of the camera. The seven 16mm films in Russell’s Trypps series, made between 2005 and 2010, each take a different approach to what Russell refers to as ‘Psychedelic Ethnography’. Referencing both Jean Rouch and Richard Pryor, the series explores naturally-derived psychedelia, from the repetitive flashing signs of contemporary cityscapes, to the manipulation of found footage, to the trance-like intensity of a Lightning Bolt gig. We are delighted to welcome Ben Russell to introduce the screening and discuss his work. Ben’s new work River Rites appears in International Competition 2. Programme contains strobing effects.

BLACK AND WHITE TRYPPS NUMBER ONE 2005 / 7 min A psychedelic op-art film that references the traditions of hand-painted Avant-Garde cinema by replacing it with something entirely different. Hypnosis is imminent. BLACK AND WHITE TRYPPS NUMBER TWO 2006 / 8 min A fine example of spaces between existing as objects themselves. A patternistic and memorialising offering to natural totems. BLACK AND WHITE TRYPPS NUMBER THREE 2007 / 12 min Shot during a performance by Rhode Island noise band Lightning Bolt, this film documents the transformation of a rock audience's collective freak-out into a trance ritual of the highest spiritual order. BLACK AND WHITE TRYPPS NUMBER FOUR 2008 / 11 min This extended Rorschach assault on the eyes moves out of a flickering chaos created by incompatible film gauges into a punchline involving historically incompatible racial stereotypes. TRYPPS #5 (DUBAI) 2008 / 3 min A short treatise on the semiotics of capital, happiness and phenomenology under the flickering neon of global capitalism. TRYPPS #6 (MALOBI) 2009 / 12 min From the Maroon village of Malobi in Suriname, South America, a strikingly contemporary take on a Jean Rouch classic. It's Halloween at the Equator, Andrei Tarkovsky for the jungle set. TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS) 2010 / 10 min A young woman's LSD trip in the Badlands National Park descends into a psychedelic, formal abstraction of the expansive desert landscape.

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The first programme in our Icelandic focus traces the unusual ways in which love is demonstrated, from childhood to old age. 2 BIRDS Rúnar Rúnarsson / 2008 / 15 min A group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to the stark reality of adulthood. ANNA Helena Stefánsdóttir / 2007 / 14 min A rare syndrome keeps Anna in a world of isolation. Desperate for human contact, she attempts to break free from the shackles of her uncontrollable body with surprising results. WRESTLING Grímur Hákonarson / 2007 / 20 min Denni is a tunnel-maker and Einar is a farmer. They both practise the sport of Icelandic wrestling, which allows them to escape their daily routine and to express their true selves. FAMILY REUNION Ísold Uggadóttir / 2006 / 19 min A modern-day coming out story about a young Icelandic woman living two separate lives. THE LAST FARM Rúnar Rúnarsson / 2004 / 17 min The stage is a remote valley and all the farms except one have been abandoned.

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CCA THEATRE Thursday 9 February (21.00) Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Sigurður Skúlason / Iceland / 2011 54m, N/C 12+

In 1967 two young men set out to make a short film. The film was never finished, but the experience kept haunting one of the actors in the film. Many years later he hired a composer and an editor from a younger generation to finish what had been started over forty years earlier. But could the differing notions of two generations be resolved? Or would the aesthetic gap be too wide? Paradox restores to life unique and forgotten footage shot at a time when short films were almost unheard of in Iceland. The film raises questions about time, generational conflict and the fragility of a creative process. Thanks to Mystery Ísland ehf.

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With a population of only 300,000, Iceland has always had limited resources to sustain an indigenous film industry. Filmmakers regularly travel abroad to study and work, making films in languages other than their own. ANNA’S DAY Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson / Denmark / 2003 / 27 min There comes a day when the whole world seems to collide with you. Anna is a thirty-year-old single mother, living in Copenhagen with her five-year-old son Emil. GUILT Hákon Pálsson / UK / 2011 / 14 min With the loss of his young mistress, Justin needs to reconcile his feelings about his past and who he is. CLEAN Ísold Uggadóttir / USA / 2010 / 11 min A young dance instructor for the elderly must go to extreme measures to fund a growing habit. LOST WEEKEND Dagur Kári / Denmark / 1999 / 35 min The DJ is stranded. But where?

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The final programme in our Iceland focus takes an oblique look at Iceland before and after the economic upheaval of 2008. A sense of trouble brewing can be detected in certain films made earlier in the decade, whilst post-crash works in various genres make reference to Iceland’s unenviable status as the first casualty of the world economic crisis. FARMER JOHN’S WORLD Una Lorenzen / 2004 / 5 min A film made from illustrations by an Icelandic farmer in the 19th century. He made his own encyclopedias about the world as he saw it. THE MAN ON THE BACK Jón Gnarr / 2004 / 20 min Two strangers meet in the middle of nowhere. THE NAIL Benedikt Erlingsson / 2008 / 15 min Robert is an important man with big responsibilities. One day he has an accident that blurs the border between the man and the beast within. THE WILD ONE Hákon Pálsson / 2009 / 11 min An office clerk sets out to lose himself. COME TO HARM Börkur Sigþórsson / 2011 / 18 min When Stefan senses an intruder in his home, panic quickly turns to grim determination as he arms himself for the inevitable confrontation. BAD APPLES Hallur Örn Árnason / 2010 / 10 min Guðrún is a ten-year-old girl. One day at school she is called in to the principal´s office on suspicion of arson and fraud. _rv qf`hbqp lkifkb ^q tttKdi^pdltcfijKlodLdpcc

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We are delighted to welcome producer Daniel Metz to introduce this European premiere screening.

CCA THEATRE Saturday 11 February (21.00) 1h30m, N/C 15+ A founder member of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Douglas Hart first began making music videos in the late 80s for the likes of My Bloody Valentine and The Stone Roses. Over the last thirty years he has worked with everyone from Pete Paradise to The Horrors. Drawing on aesthetic influences ranging from Paul Morrissey’s Warhol films to the early 80s New York club scene, he has developed a distinct style recognisable for its stripped-down theatrics and bold use of colour. For GSFF, Douglas is making his own selection from over 100 music videos. The programme will be as much a surprise to us as to you, but we do at least know that it will include his short football documentary from 1990, Brazil 1970: The Sexiest KickOff, with music by Primal Scream. Don’t miss this first retrospective of possibly Scotland’s most prolific filmmaker! We are delighted to welcome Douglas Hart to introduce the screening and discuss his work. Douglas’ new film Long Distance Information can be seen in International Competition 8 and Scottish Competition 5.

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The Glasgow Youth Film Festival's Youth Team has scoured the planet for the coolest shorts to showcase at Glasgow Short Film Festival 2012. Come along to see badly-behaved toddlers, mutant birds, strangers locked in suitcases, bloody camping trips and more... All tickets £4

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Callum Cooper / UK / 2011 / 7 min / Fiction / callum.cooper@network.rca.ac.uk

A teenage boy uses his hearing impairment to escape his daily routine and the responsibility of looking after his wheelchair-bound little brother.

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Patrick Doyon / Canada / 2011 / 10 min / Animation / d.viau@nfb.ca

Every Sunday, the train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. Dad dreams about his toolbox, Grandma will get a visit and the animals will meet their fate.

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Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez / Spain / 2011 / 13 min / Animation / info@birdboy.net

A terrible industrial accident changes Little Dinki's life forever. Now Dinki's fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend Birdboy.

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Johannes Nyholm / Sweden / 2011 / 13 min / Fiction / andreas.fock@sfi.se

A middle-aged lady on a holiday in the sun tries to make new friends and have a good time.

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Jason Carpenter / USA / 2011 / 10 min / Animation / jason@therenter.net

A young boy is dropped off at an elderly woman’s home for the day. Her house sits amongst fields of weeds and rotting pears, and a lone tenant adds to the unsettling atmosphere.

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Marta Parreño / Spain / 2010 / 8 min / Fiction / laspiedrasnoaburren@gmail.com

When three kids find a suitcase floating on the river, their lacklustre afternoon takes a surprising turn.

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Kirk Henry / UK / 2011 / 7 min / Animation / info@kirkhendry.com

The story of Jasper O'Leary, a boy with an obsession for junk food, and the importance of following your gut instinct!

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Jerome Sable, Eli Batalion / Canada / 2011 / 12 min / Fiction / elibatalion@gmail.com

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Crowdfunding is fast becoming a staple of independent production, and filmmakers are increasingly recognising the benefits of using social media to engage with a wide audience at all stages of pre-production, production and distribution. But does crowdfunding change your filmmaking? Do directors find themselves tailoring their work to a particular expectation or demand? And how sustainable is all this mutual crowdfunding anyway? Join a panel of production and social media experts from Scottish Documentary Institute, Netribution and Trigger as they discuss the implications for creativity of the social media boom.

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CCA THEATRE Saturday 11 February (13.00) 1h30m, 15+

The Scottish Animation Network is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the Scottish animation industry. We aim to raise the profile of all animation produced in Scotland from freelance animators to studio productions. For GSFF12 the Scottish Animation Network brings together a panel of animators and industry experts to discuss the creative and practical differences between short film and commercial work, how the processes differ and what the relative challenges and rewards might be.

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CCA CLUBROOM Sunday 12 February (13.00) 1h30m, 15+

In the last twelve months barely a week appears to have gone by without news of protests in different corners of the globe. Unsurprisingly these events have inspired filmmakers to reach for their cameras to document a new, emerging restlessness. GSFF and Document International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival present a selection of films responding to political protests past and present in order to examine the overlap between art and activism, asking questions about the role of film in a new age of political activism and provoking lively debate from a panel of filmmakers and activists.

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CCA THEATRE Sunday 12 February (15.00) 1h30m, 15+

We consider Scotland’s greatest director to be an honorary short filmmaker. Why? Because he never made a film that conformed to commercial standards of duration. His films are whatever length he felt was artistically appropriate. To celebrate the renaming of our international award in his honour, we are screening his student film Come Dancing and gathering together three people who knew him well to discuss his life and work – the director Ian Sellar, who got his first break working on the Trilogy, actor Alex Norton, who memorably played fourteen roles in Comrades, and Bill’s lifelong friend and fellow collector of film ephemera, Peter Jewell.

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Could you make a film that changes the way we see the future? In an epoch of doom and gloom it takes both imagination and courage to imagine alternative futures. Open to all genres – fiction, artists' moving image and documentary – Films For The Future challenges Scottish filmmakers to creatively engage with our present and possible futures. With funding and production support available, this is a unique opportunity within the Year of Creative Scotland. Part of the Northern Lights project in collaboration with A Scottish Wave of Change. Come along and meet producers Nick Higgins, Lisa-Marie Russo and Paul Welsh to find out more. Free but ticketed

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LUX is an international arts agency, based in London, for the support and promotion of artists’ moving image practice. Director of LUX Benjamin Cook will be conducting informal hour long sessions with local artists working with the moving image who are no longer in full-time education, offering advice and guidance on areas such as developing your practice; exhibition possibilities and appropriate organisations/events to approach; self-promotion; funding; production. All tickets £4. Space extremely limited. To book please contact shorts@glasgowfilm.org

SIMONE HUTCHINSON, ALEX KENNEDY & CONAL MCSTRAVICK (SAC) ONGOING BODIES: SYNDROME DE PARIS SUITE Thursday 2 – Saturday 18 February

Re-contextualising a series of performances filmed at CCA and Glasgow School of Art in 2010, Simone Hutchinson, Alexander Kennedy and Conal McStravick have collaboratively developed a moving image and sound installation. (SAC) Ongoing bodies: Syndrome de Paris Suite explores ideas of Orientalism and gender, referencing Japanese Kabuki Opera and Samuel Beckett. Free entry

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The Berkeley Suite is our late night Festival hub, open after screenings until 3am. Just show a GSFF ticket stub for discounted entry on Friday and Saturday night. For more details go to www.berkeleysuite.com

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Matthew Collings makes ‘music from the ends of the earth’. And what beautiful music it is – gorgeous lo-fi sounds created through an eclectic range of instruments, from tapes to battered guitars, influenced by many years spent in Iceland. Matthew will be performing excerpts from his soundtrack to Hákon Pálsson’s Guilt (showing in both GSFF's Scottish and Icelandic programmes), with Lorcan Doherty on violin and Ally Winford on guitar, and following this with an Icelandic themed DJ set. An atmospheric celebration of our focus on Iceland and a great opening to this year’s Festival. All tickets £4

co^jbp mbo pb`lka THE BERKELEY SUITE Saturday 11 February (19.30) 3h30m, 18+

Short film takes to the stage for an evening of spoken word, theatre and music, specially curated by Words per Minute and Flatrate for this year’s Festival. We bring you performances by the city’s most exciting writers, artists, musicians and theatremakers, all of whom are exploring moving image beyond the boundaries of the cinema. Featuring musician and filmmaker Adam Stafford, writers Alan Bissett, Ewan Morrison and Kapka Kassabova and theatremaker Harry Wilson, with many more acts still to be confirmed. A truly diverse event that recasts short film in a whole new light.

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THE BERKELEY SUITE Friday 10 February (21.00) 2h, 18+

Butcher Boy is a Glasgow-based band known for gentle indie pop music and wistful, evocative lyrics. The band’s influences stretch far beyond music, citing filmmakers including Bill Douglas and Robert Bresson as inspirations. In 2009 Butcher Boy performed a live soundtrack to Scottish director Enrico Cocozza’s film Chick’s Day at Glasgow Film Theatre. GSFF is delighted to invite the band to perform to film again, in a special event for this year’s Festival.

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CCA THEATRE Sunday 12 February (20.30) 45m, 12+

Hanna Tuulikki is a Glasgow-based vocalist who experiments with ways of dissolving language and distinctions between separate phenomena. For GSFF she will be performing Air falbh leis na h-eòin (Away with the Birds) a work-in-progress composition for three voices, with Nerea Bello and Lucy Duncombe. In the Scottish Gaelic oral tradition, melody and rhythm are often used in song to emulate birdsong. Hanna has deconstructed these songs in order to weave together a new composition that evokes several species of birds within a Hebridean landscape. The performance will incorporate short films selected by Hanna from the Scottish Screen Archive. http://bit.ly/Birdsong All tickets £4. Air falbh leis na h-eòin is produced by Trigger

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Join the GSFF team for Sunday brunch and a chance to meet the various people attending the Festival. Quiz the filmmakers, make new connections or just ease yourself into a busy day of short film viewing!

Once all the competition films have screened this is your chance to put your questions to the filmmakers attending, in an informal Q&A led by Festival director Matt Lloyd. There may even be a free drink or two.

Free entry

Free entry

SARAMAGO CAFÉ, CCA COURTYARD Sunday 12 February (11.00) 2h

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CCA CLUBROOM Sunday 12 February (17.00) 2h

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We present an hour and a bit of highlights from our eight international competition programmes specially chosen for parents and babies. The selection will remain a secret until the curtains open, but we guarantee entertaining and thought-provoking drama, documentary and animation from around the world. No sudden loud noises and the lights will remain on low to allow easy movement during the screening.

A lovely bunch of animated shorts perfect for wee ones, selected from this year’s London International Animation Festival. Featuring films from all over the world that are guaranteed to spark the imaginations of our younger audience. So much better than Sunday morning TV and not a toy advert in sight! These films are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically intended for 3-7-year-olds

All tickets £4. Babies must be eighteen months or younger (and go free, obviously!)

Presented by GYFF. Special ticket price: £4 for one adult and one child.

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Listings for the Glasgow Short Film Festival 2012

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