Film City Glasgow | 6 October 2018 | 6.15 pm | TICKETS
A selection of short films from our Short Film Competition. | 1:30 h
Poacher by Tom Whitworth | UK | 2018 | 28 min | A desperate farmer runs into trouble after he steals blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.
Higher Land by Jaime Ackroyd | UK | 2018 | 4 min | A man burdened by the city escapes to the Scottish wilderness.
Day passes, morning begins by Lina Erzen | Slovenia | 2017 | 15 min | When 30-year-old Anja gets pregnant, she thinks increasingly often about her own father whom she has not seen in a long time. With a heavy heart, she decides one day to visit him. *This film is part of our mini-focus on Slovenia, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London.
Elagabalus Lives by Matt Nodwell | UK | | 2018 | 7 min | Elagabalus Lives attempts to chart a connection between two people across 1800 years of history. As one of the earliest documented transwomen, Elagabalus’ behaviour as Roman Emperor made her a demonised and now-forgotten historical figure, yet her life remains a deeply relevant and profound parallel to contemporary queer experience.
Last Respects by Philip Sansom | UK | | 2017 | 16 min | As the Scottish Highlands glow in the autumn sun, feuding brothers Richard and Danny Drummond road trip into the wilderness of ‘Whisky Country’ to carry out their late father’s last request in order to receive their inheritance. Distilled into twenty-four hours, this dark dramedy drives the brothers into close quarters and towards an unexpected twist.
Sound of Vladivostok by Marios Joannou Elia | Cyprus | 2018 | 6 min | Founded in 1860 as a military post, Vladivostok, Russia’s gateway to Asia in the Far East, has a turn-of-the-century charm. After it had been cut off from the rest of Russia and the world for decades, to protect the Pacific Fleet, the ending of the Cold War allowed the city to open in 1992.