A selection of short films from filmmakers born or based in Scotland, reflecting the current face of the nation.
From the absurd to the poignant, this programme showcases the challenges impacting all generations whether that be in relation to geography, circumstance, grief or good old family dynamics. Across writers, directors, producers, on-screen talent and crews, this exciting mix of films represents the amazing variety of filmmaking talent coming out of Scotland today.
Holly Daniel, Scottish Short Films Programmer
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Films in running order (93 min):
BLACKWOOL Eubha Akilade / Scotland / 2023 / 15 min
On her first day at a high school in rural Scotland, a London teenager is targeted for her afro hair by a cocksure class bully and must harness her inner power.
And So It Was Niall Morison MacRae / Scotland / 2023 / 15 min / English, Scottish Gaelic with English subtitles
Having recently faced the loss of her sister, Norah MacRae - the longest serving Post Office worker in Scottish history - begins to reflect on what’s to come in her remaining years from the wee shop attached to her house.
The Möbius Trip Simone Smith / Scotland / 2023 / 17 min
A road trip pushes a dysfunctional family to the brink after their journey descends into a claustrophobic hallucinatory nightmare.
Care Jagoda Tłok / Scotland / 2023 / 14 min
Two carers; a disheartened young immigrant and an experienced but irritable Scottish lady strike up an unlikely connection, while they struggle to give people the care they deserve under their private agency's command.
A.V. Van Morayo Akandé / Scotland / 2023 / 12 min
Two film-fanatic sisters try to reconnect with their estranged deceased father by selling his vintage porn collection.
The Singer Cora Bissett / Scotland / 2023 / 20 min / British Sign Language, English with English subtitles
In the loud streets of Glasgow, deaf song-writer Joe meets busker Andy. The two learn to communicate over their love of music and realise together they can create something unique.
Supported by Edinburgh Napier's Screen Academy Scotland
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