Short Com Film Festival 2021

Festival featuring the funniest shorts from the past year.

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The Short Com Film Festival 2021 is delighted to get physical again to celebrate its, quite frankly, ridiculously full fat programme of comedy short films for 2021. Screening for the first time at the iconic arts hub Summerhall on the 1st and 2nd of November in their new refurbished cinema room.

Short Com, established in 2011, is the short comedy film festival that selects the funniest short films We are truly astounded by the no. of quality of films in our programme.

On the 1st of November, we are celebrating our Scandinavian neighbours in ‘Our Friends From The North’. Screening films from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. A delicious smogarsbord of comedy shorts from tomorrow’s film stars from Scandinavia. A woman is thrown into nightmare as a special pair of glasses reveal the true nature of men in The Night Of The Living Dicks. An airline pilot is thrown in the midst of a social political farce as a protestor on his plane halts take off in The Affected. Battle lines are drawn in the head of a man as he tries to make a decision to buy cookies from a supermarket in Verdict 30.001: The Cookies. Two sisters look to re-connect in the Finish wilderness but both have alternative plans in Two Girls and a Boat. A divorced father is confronted by a wall of bureaucracy as he tries to make a cash withdrawal from a bank in Bank. A young offender tries to keep on the right side of his overbearing new supervisor in the Struggle Is Real 365. And a bouncer sick of the crime on the streets takes his first steps into vigilantism but soon realises the impracticalities of trying to be an alter ego in The Bouncer.

And the following evening we switch our attention to our own homegrown talent in ‘Local Heroes’. Peter Mullan stars as Don who looks to lead the quiet life fishing. But the elements have other ideas in ‘Don Vs. Lightning’. In ‘Bound’, Beats star Cristian Ortega, finds himself in the ultimate walk of shame around Edinburgh after his stag do goes wrong. Michelle Gomez gets fresh with some snooty hipsters in Ready To Wear. A struggling actor has his limits tested by a director who might just be stringing him along in Lightning Tests. And we are delighted to bring back Neville is Dead, as a young boy has an imaginary friend who has one amazing super power. He can’t die.

To cap off the night we have three short films making their Scottish premier. Sisters sees two estranged sisters come together to decide upon their mother’s possessions as she lays on her deathbed. A prankster finally meets his match in Shark. And a dream censor reaches boiling point when his human keeps disturbing his artistic vision In Censor of Dreams.

Tickets can be purchased for each event individually or a pass for both. Admissions for 18 plus only.

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