6pm: Scottish Documentary Institute Shorts (PG)
Established in 2004 SDI have produced over a 100 films, screening in 60 countries worldwide, garnering international recognition as being at the cutting edge of the documentary sector. This programme features work from their flagship training Bridging the Gap:
Tripoli Stories – After the revolution, long suppressed feelings are appearing on the walls of Tripoli.
Mr and Mrs Panda – “Sweetie & Sunshine”, two pandas gifted to Edinburgh Zoo take up residence. Will love bloom between them?
Fine – An exploration into the power of expression through words, music and gesture.
Mining Poems or Odes – Robert, an ex-shipyard welder from Govan in Scotland, reflects on how his life experiences have influenced his writing.
Last in the Line – Sheila Stewart is the last in the line of the Stewarts of Blair, traditional travellers and storytellers. Her mission is to ensure that her culture does not die with her.
8pm: Dummy Jim & Shorts (15)
Phillipa & Nancy | 8 mins | Barry, White, McInnes, Smyth | 2011 – Where does one find love in the modern world? In nightclubs? On the internet? Phillipa and Nancy have tried all that, without success.
Martyr Harry | 23 mins | Gordon Robertson | 2012 – All Harry has to do is make sure there are enough ice cubes for the party tonight. Succeed. Fail, and it might just be the death of him.
Dummy Jim | 90mins | Matt Hulse | 2012 – Dummy Jim weaves fiction, documentary, animation and archive to explore the eccentric adventures of profoundly deaf Scots long-distance cyclist James Duthie.
11pm : Glasgow Short Film Festival presents Higher States (18)– Drawn from GSFF’s 2016 international and Scottish competitions, we present a selection of blissed out, unsettling or just plain weird films exploring imaginary worlds and elevated consciousness.
Something About Silence | Patrick Buhr | Germany | 2015 | 12 min – “You are here because you are boring. Let the audiovisual experience sink into your subconscious.”
Stems Ainslie Henderson | Scotland | 2015 | 2 min – A eulogy to the short life span of stop motion animation puppets.
Last Door South | Sacha Feiner | Belgium | 2015 | 14 min – A young two-headed boy begins to question the world outside the mansion he inhabits with his two-headed mother.
A Place I’ve Never Been | Adrian Flury | Switzerland | 2014 | 5 min – Sourcing multiple tourist images of the same place, this film discovers hidden forms and patterns, giving new meaning to the prevailing redundancy of these pictures.
Autumn Nicolaas Schmidt | Germany | 2015 | 10 min – A film about approaching ends – last years, weeks, seconds. A romantic conceptualism-love-porn-tragedy.
Caustic Gulp | Bryan M Ferguson | Scotland | 2015 | 13 min – When a mysterious chemical reacts with the chlorine of a hotel swimming pool, a young resident starts recruiting followers to her strange cult.
Manoman | Simon Cartwright | UK | 2015 | 11 min – When Glen attends primal scream classes, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits.