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Clean to screen in competition at Clermont Ferrand 2023

Miranda Stern's short documentary 'Clean' has been selected to screen in the 35th International Competition of Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

The festival received 8500 submissions and only 78 films were chosen to make up the International Competition.

Very happy that Miranda's deeply personal and poetic film has been recognised and will be screening at this prestigious festival in 2023.


A short and personal female-centred documentary about addiction and long-term recovery from it. This film weaves together observational and lyrical elements to take us into the challenging, deeply personal and relatively unknown world of recovery – along with the processes of care that follow in the years after a period of active addiction.

This is one couple’s journey together as they negotiate the world of recovery and how to plan for a future with so much uncertainty in it.

A female-centred film about addiction. And long-term recovery from it. Made by an addict. Not by an outsider pointing a camera at addicts struggling with relapses and failure and turning that struggle into entertainment for others.

Not focusing on the dark descent into heroin’s seedy underworld but rather taking us into the challenging, deeply personal, and unknown world of recovery and hope.

Most representations we see on these topics sensationalise a manic, animal-like desperation for the next fix, but rarely frame it in the context of why people are that way...

Miranda Stern

Screening date and tickets

Schedules and tickets will become available mid January.

Miranda Stern

Miranda has worked as a self-shooting PD for the BBC and other broadcasters, as well as making campaign shorts, PSAs and immersive 60” films for Scottish Ensemble, UK Says No More, The Red Cross and others.

Her short drama ‘Revert’ was selected by the BFI Sharp Shorts scheme (2021), she came second place at 16 DAYS 16 FILMS and has had work screened at the Ch4 cinema in association with Film 4.

Further information

  • Directed and Edited by Miranda Stern

  • Cinematographer: Julyan Sinclair

  • Producer: Reece Cargan

  • Executive Producer: Sue Bourne

  • Composer: Rotem Frimer

  • Edit Consultant: Emiliano Battista

  • Colourist and Online Editor Karolina Matela

  • Sound Designer: Alina Ushakova

  • Dubbing Mixer: Joseph Russell

Developed, supported and executive produced by the Scottish Documentary Institute's Bridging the Gap programme and Screen Scotland.

Screening or distribution requests

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