Monday, 4 February 2013

We're Mad About Shorts

Glasgow Short Film Festival.
I'm Excited.

Glasgow Short Film Festival is Scotlands leading short film fest, beginning this week, the 7th til the 10th the programme is packed with over 150 titles and a range of workshops, seminars alongside parties with the likes of Lock Up Your Daughters and Miaoux Miaoux (ooh!).  

I have to admit, although I'm excited for GFF's main programme it is this, the little sister, that excites me most. Being a producer for a short film festival myself *ahem* Ickle Film Fest *give us a like* ahem* I guess that's a bit of a given.

 GSFF gives us a little insight of what to expect of this years short film festival circuit and below is what I reckon you should try and  look out for. Each of these short films forms part of a 6 film competition category and in total a 1.5 hour cinematic treat.

Stammering Love (L'amour Begue)
Thursday 7th February, 13.15      Saturday 9th February, 17.15

"Tim is 23 years old. He's intelligent, rather good looking, but he stammers. Seducing a girl is an ordeal. Egged on by his brother, he dares to approach Victoria. However he as trouble stringing two words together..."

Fear of Flying
Thursday 7th February, 13.15      Saturday 9th February, 17.15

"A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading south for the Winter."

This Charming Couple
Thursday 7th February, 15.15      Saturday 9th February, 21.15

"A water damaged found footage educational film from the 50s, repurposed. Its original message, of risks of entering marriage without fully knowing your partner, is transformed into a shifting landscape of visual abstraction."

The Globe Collector
Thursday 7th February, 13.15      Saturday 9th February, 15.15

"The incredible world of a light bulb collector, a world where a passion for electronics is all consuming and a diagnosis of Asberger's syndrome is nothing more than a label."

I am Tom Moddy
Thursday 7th February, 13.15      Saturday 9th February, 15.15

"A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing."

Gates of Life
Thursday 7th February, 19.15      Friday 8th February, 15.15

"Brief moments of life stolen from passing-by strangers form a sequence of events hidden in plain sight."

Warning Triangle
Thursday 7th February, 21.15     Saturday 9th February 11.15

"A found footage film about the destructive love triangle between a man, a woman, and her car, leading to a duel between flesh and steel."

Soft Toffee
Friday 8th February 21.00

"If your memories change, does your past change?"

***This film featured in my own festival, Ickle Film Fest, in 2012 and you can watch the film HERE!***

The Strange Ones
Friday 8th February, 19.00

"A man and a boy, travelling 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."

GSFF is also running a programme called "Women & Film" that has a number of interesting events, films and exhibitions, you can find out more HERE!

Have you ever been to GSFF or GFF? 

Would you watch any of the above films? 


Watch The Trailer?

I do not own these images.


  1. That fear of flying is something I'll def have to check out. It looks so very cute!

    Hey if you have time, check out my blog re-launch and art give away :)

    1. It looks so cute. Love a bit of animation! Xx

  2. I think I'd watch pretty much all of these!

    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

    1. Watch out for them in your local Fest! I'm sure some are going to be big hits. :) xxx

  3. This looks so cool


  4. These all look so good!