Saturday @ Doune The Rabbit Hole

12pm – Cinemor 77 – Family Friendly Shorts (U)

Our Oceans | Aindri Chakraborty | 2014 |2 mins – this beautiful animation focuses on the importance of protecting the ocean.

The Ballad of Island Holland House |Lynn Tomlinson | 2015 | 4 mins – a short animation telling the story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. Told from the house’s point of view, this is a soulful and haunting take on the impact of sea-level rise.

Tam O’Shanter | Raymond Rigby | 2015 | 3mins – Glasgow based fimmaker & designer Raymond Rigby’s imaginative interpretation of the classic burns poem

The World’s First Bicycle | Conrad Molleson | UK | 5mins  –  a short animation about the creation of the Worlds First bicycle and it’s eventful journey in 1842, via a Gorbals jail, whilst being ridden by it’s inventor, Kirkpatrick Macmillan.

My Strange Grandfather | Dina Velikovskaya | 2011 | 9mins – a creative person can seem strange, funny and a little bit crazy but sometimes they create miracles.

Domestic Appliances |Lewis Firth Bolton | UK | 3mins – A short film about people with unusual living arrangements.

Sausage | Robert Grieve | 2014 | 6 mins – two artisan stallholder’s idyllic world is invaded by a devious fast-food vendor

Colonel Mustard – Freedom of the Children |Martin Windebank | 2017


1pm – Animation and Film Workshop with Conrad Moleson

a whistle stop tour round the a wee corner of the worlds of storyboard, soundtrack & stop frame animation. This is an opportunity to unleash your creativity in the intimate setting of the yurt cinema. Come in & try it out

4pm –  One Potato Two Potato | 32mins | Leslie Daiken |UK | 1957 with re-imagined live soundtrack by Georgie McGeown (Velma, Sound of Yell & ILK)

A black and white experimental documentary which follows the outdoor play of city children in London in the 1950s performed with a re-imagined live soundtrack by Georgie McGeown (Velma, ILK, Sound of Yell).

Georgie blends song, flutes, and light percussion improvised to create an atmospheric sound world. The music is partly inspired by the film and partly from the extensive time Georgie has spent playing music with children for nearly a decade.

kill us

5.30pm – They Will Have to Kill Us First   |100 mins |Johanna Schwartz |UK | 2015 -(followed by Q&A with Songhoy Blues)

When Islamist militants took control of northern Mali in 2012, all forms of music were outlawed under a religious ban. Mali’s musicians faced torture and were forced into hiding or exile. The film follows Malian musicians who fought back, using music to protest against the ongoing violence. The film draws the audience into the human side of Mali’s conflict and examines extremist attacks on culture, art and freedom.

The screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A session with Songhoy Blues.


8pm – Pride | 119 mins | Matthew Warchus |UK | 2014

In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin’s Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity.

Small Axe Offical Selection Laurels

10pm – Best of the Small Axe Radical Short Film Awards

Dare to Dream| Jennifer Wager |30 mins | US – Follow the amazing adventure of American doctors trained in Cuba as they return home to the US to serve communities struggling with a health crisis in this inspirational film.

Champions |Anastasija BrÃuniger | 8 mins | Germany – On the day of the football European Championship finals 2016, a group of Kurdish children from a refugee camp in Northern Iraq, tries to contact the FIFA to register their team for the football World Championship in 2018.

Fight! | Ayala Guy | 19m 30s | Germany – Ayala, an Israeli young filmmaker, arrives to the boxing gym “Sin City” in Leipzig, Germany. The aim to make a “real” movie in the boxing gym combines with the hopeless goal of becoming a “real” fighter.

Sandman|Lauren Knapp| 18m 54s |USA – A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in executions, while personally opposing capital punishment.

The Interview |17m 38s |Marc GURUNG |France – Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment. The evening has only just begun…

ASSHOLIO | Nathan Erasmus | 3m 13s | Ireland – When Beautiful Monkey gets rudely awoken by some drilling, he jumps on his trusty ass to try and find some peace.
iRony | Radheya Jegatheva | 7m 53 s | Australia – “A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.

BUNKERS |Anne-Claire Adet |14m 03s |Switzerland – A sensorial and first-person immersion into the suffocating experience of an underground shelter where asylum seekers are stowed upon their arrival in Geneva.

12am – Glasgow Short Film Festival presents  Higher States (18) – a selection of blissed out, unsettling or just plain weird films exploring imaginary worlds and elevated consciousness

1am – Cinemor77 Psychedelic Shorts (15) – a selection of the very best psychedelic and experimental films from our call for submissions.