Live Action, Premiere
Tom Gentle deconstructs the thematic significance of the purgatorial communal stairwell setting of his existential short about a relationship crossroads.
Aaron John McIntyre explains how he cooked up the dingy, sleazy dreamlike atmosphere of his Glasgow industrial estate-set addiction drama short.
Gareth Malone discusses the process of realistic and honest character development which lies at the heart of his short dealing with loss and grief.
Simone Smith explains how she used visually outré imagery, claustrohobic frames and rear projection to find the madness of a chaotic family.
James Price describes the process of collaborating with author Graeme Armstrong and returning to an environment with deep personal history.
Ross Donald discusses mixing reconstructions with candid direct testimony in his advocacy documentary revealing the ugly side of the British gambling industry.
Reiff Gaskell explains his use of a shifting lighting scheme and thoroughly-composed score to create the unsettling journey of his family drama.
James Price returns to discuss using a humble handheld camera to create exhilarating Americana-influenced Glasgow crime music video 'Diamonds Into Dust'.
Documentarian Duncan Cowles talks 'Scary Adult Things' and transitioning his signature comedic style from short film to a long-form series.
Jonny Blair explains how a lack of resources and self-confidence led to the creation of his striking webcam short about a man teetering on the edge.
Animation, Asides, Music
Gavin C Robinson deploys comic storyboard frames to bring the emotional colours of Mike Vass' lyrics to life in 'The Rainbow Of Your Last Days'.
A risk-averse police officer abandons his duty to dive headlong into a lust fuelled night of hedonistic pleasure in Bryan M. Ferguson’s 'hopeless!!!'.
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