Glasgow Short Film Festival announces rescheduled dates and a virtual mini-festival
- Arusa Qureshi
- 18 March 2020
From Wed 18 Mar, watch two films a day online from the GSFF programme
With a number of festivals cancelled over the next few months, many artists and performers are getting together to organise virtual and online-only meet-ups and gigs for those quarantined at home. After having announced the cancellation of the 13th edition of the Glasgow Short Film Festival, the team are now pleased to reveal rescheduled festival dates (Wed 19–Sun 23 Aug), plus a virtual mini-festival for people to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.
From Wed 18 Mar, GSFF will post two films per day from the programme over on glasgowshort.org, each making their online premiere. Not only will you get to enjoy some excellent picks from the scheduled Scottish and international competitions, there will also be films from the GSFF20 special programmes, each free to view for one day only, although organisers would welcome any donations, which will go directly towards the costs of the rescheduled festival in August.
Head over to the festival site to watch two films now, with two new films available on the site at 8am every morning until Sun 22 Mar. Introducing the first two films, GSFF Co-Director Sanne Jehoul says: 'How The Earth Must See Itself (A Thirling), by Lucy Cash and Simone Kenyon, produced by National Theatre of Scotland and Scottish Sculpture Workshop, is drawn from the fourth programme in our Scottish Competition: We Are Guided. Inspired by Nan Shepherd's lyrical landmark of nature writing, The Living Mountain, it's a poetic work set in the Scottish Cairngorms, accompanied by a soundtrack by Hanna Tuulikki.
'Sandra Isacsson and Caroline Wallén's Maneater (Sweden) is plucked from our late night For Shorts and Giggles programme. In a funny and delightfully perverse commentary on the male gaze, the two female directors instruct a group of middle-aged men to eat bananas and follow some questionable directions to see how far they'll push themselves.'
Each film will be a surprise until it goes live; however the Scottish film will always have captions for D/deaf and hard of hearing viewers. GSFF Director Matt Lloyd said: 'We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us in our decision to postpone the festival. Guests, partners, suppliers and audiences have been overwhelmingly generous and understanding, easing the pain of what has been a difficult few days, for us and many other organisations and individuals experiencing the same challenge. Please stay safe during this extraordinary period, and take care of one another.'
Head to glasgowshort.org now to start watching films
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