Glasgow based filmmakers get a chance to screen on home turf this February. Clean and Who I Am Now will both screen in the Scottish Competition at the prestigious, BAFTA-qualifying Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF).
The Scottish Short Film Award at GSFF, is the largest annual showcase of its kind and honours inspiration and innovation in new Scottish cinema.
Both directors and majority crew of both films live in Glasgow so this is extra special - on top of Glasgow always being such an fun, important and thought provoking short film festival.
CLEAN - 23 March
A short and personal female-centred documentary about addiction and long-term recovery from it.
Director Miranda Stern 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.
Fresh from screening in competition at Clermont Ferrand, Miranda can finally watch her film with an audience in the city she calls home.
Directed and Edited by Miranda Stern and developed, supported and executive produced by Scottish Documentary Institute's Bridging the Gap programme and Screen Scotland.
Watch Clean at GSFF
Clean will screen in the Scottish Competition - Scottish Short Film Award 1: (Un)Tethered You can watch the film on 23 March, 21:00, CCA Theatre
Who I Am Now - 26 March
This live action and animated short features 2 trans refugees sharing their stories about the families we are born into, and the families we make from our friends…
This is a trans led film, made by a trans director, trans cast and a majority queer crew.
The cast features Talisa Garcia, Disney's first openly trans actress (Willow) and BAFTA winner Adam Kashmiry.
This film is meant to highlight how we within the community tell our stories to each other, details can be left unsaid both to avoid triggering trauma and because we often share similar experiences.
Written by Michael Lee Richardson - based on a story by Adam Kashmiry and Zan Scott.
Director & Editor Jack Goessens
Producer: Reece Cargan
DOP: David Lee
Animator: Holly Summerson
Funded by Creative Scotland's Create: Inclusion fund and LEAP Sports Scotland.
Watch Who I Am Now at GSFF
Who I Am Now will screen in the Scottish Short Film Award 4: Navigations You can watch it on 26 March, 15:15, GFT Cinema 2