Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF) has announced its 2014 programme, which will include a sonic art installation in an underground carpark, an audio/visual spectacular complete with DJs and a discussion on the Scottish film industry post-independence.
Running from 13-16 February , this year’s theme is the relationship between music and film. GSFF kicks off with the world premiere of a Royal Philharmonic Society commission, PULSE, a major new collaboration between chart-topping classical composer Dobrinka Tabakova and highly acclaimed young Scottish filmmaker Ruth Paxton.
Elsewhere, Alex Neilson, best known as songwriter and drummer for Trembling Bells, showcases some of the short films he’s scored, climaxing in a one-night-only supergroup collaboration performance between Death Shanties and Trembling Bells, alongside the affectionate documentary portrait of legendary Leith pub The Port O’Leith.
The centrepiece of GSFF’s programme this year is an extended panel discussion on independence and the Scottish film industry, featuring a huge panel of key individuals working in film and television in Scotland commenting on what independence might mean for them.
Alongside the events programme, GSFF runs both the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film and The Scottish Short Film Award, sponsored by Mother India. The sixty-three films competing in competition this year were announced in December.
Visit the GSFF website for full details – tickets go on sale on 24 January.