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Glasgow Short Film Festival highlights 2011

Miranda Pennell Retrospective, Lonesome Road and Wounded Knee live

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Glasgow Short Film Festival highlights 2011

GSFF Opening Night Party with LuckyMe
The Glasgow arts collective LuckyMe has a reputation for throwing great festival parties. It will helm GSFF’s opening-night shindig, with live performances and DJ sets from American Men, The Blessings, Éclair Fifi and a special mystery guest.
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900, Fri 18 Feb, 10.30pm.

Competition 2: Lonesome Road
Travel is the theme in this programme of shorts, which includes the films Canopy Crossings (enjoying its world premiere), MRDRCHAIN (UK premiere), Madagascar, A Journey Diary, Shadows of Silence and the BAFTA-nominated LIN (these last three are Scottish premieres).
CCA, Fri 18 Feb, 5pm & Sat 19 Feb, 9pm.

Story Design in the Short Fiction Film
Filmmaker, screenwriting professor and film journal editor Richard Raskin delivers a lively presentation on script and story development in short films, with aid from a few judiciously chosen examples. Promises to be enlightening and entertaining in equal measure.
CCA, Sat 19 Feb, 11am.

Miranda Pennell Retrospective
With a background in contemporary dance, London-based filmmaker Pennell brings a keen eye for performance and choreography to her work. Among the films to be screened at this event – which Pennell will be attending – is her latest work, Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed.
CCA, Fri 18 Feb, 7.30pm.

GSFF Award Ceremony with Wounded Knee
At this special closing event jury and audience award prize winners will be announced, the winning films will be screened and folk-electronica wunderkind Wounded Knee will deliver a special performance featuring archive film soundtracking along a ‘Bonnie Shoals’ theme.
CCA, Sun 20 Feb, 9.15pm.

LuckyMe Presents the Glasgow Short Film Festival Launch Party

Visuals, math rock, hip hop, house and Italo disco from American Men (a special double drummer show featuring Robbie Cooper of Laeto), The Blessings, Eclair Fifi, Konx Om Pax and Bamboo Palace.

Competition 2: Lonesome Road

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  • Directed by: Various

The second competition features travels to the unknown, from Thailand to Madagascar via a post-apocalyptic landscape. Part of Glasgow Short Film Festival

Miranda Pennell Retrospective

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  • Directed by: Miranda Pennell

Miranda Pennell’s films explore the choreography of everyday life. She studied contemporary dance in New York and Amsterdam before turning her hand to filmmaking. Over the last twenty years her short films have explored the nature of performance, blurring the lines between traditional dance film, documentary and fiction.

Story Design in the Short Fiction Film

Richard Raskin, filmmaker, screenwriting professor and editor of the journal Short Film Studies, proposes a fresh, non-formulaic model for short fiction script development. Unlike sequential models which focus on a series of steps a story is presumed to pass through as it unfolds, Raskin’s approach is based on the view…

GSFF Award Ceremony with Wounded Knee

We round the weekend off with the announcement of our jury and audience award winners. The winning films will be screened, followed by a very special live performance. Inspired as much by minimal techno as folk forms, Wounded Knee has developed a distinct, vocal-oriented sound built from simple repeating live loops. He…

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