‘Rapture’ in competition at the Glasgow Short Film Festival

Posted on Friday 11th January, 2013

Rapture in competition at the Glasgow Short Film FestivalGlasgow Short Film Festival announces selection for 2013 International and Scottish competitions

Glasgow Short Film Festival is proud to announce the selection for our 2013 competitions. Sixty-three films will screen across International and Scottish competitions, including two Scottish films which have been selected for both competitions.  The competition programmes include seven World Premieres, three International Premieres, one European Premiere, seventeen UK Premieres and twenty Scottish Premieres.

The selected international shorts, all competing for the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film, range from a forty minute Indian epic to an experimental Israeli/Palestinian collaboration shot entirely in the West Bank. Films from Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Iran and Romania also feature.  We have plenty of award-winning shorts in the mix too, including Belgian animation Oh Willy…, which has won over sixty awards, whilst Scottish animation I am Tom Moody has won awards at Encounters Film Festival, Bristol, Krok in Russia and Ottawa Animation Festival. We welcome GSFF11 winner (for The Cage) Adrian Sitaru back to the festival with House Party, his portrait of the aftermath of an empty via some gossiping neighbours and Tinseltown gets a re-imagining in a programme of shorts dealing with Hollywood’s legacy.

Films from closer to home are equally varied, including work by artists such as Henry Coombes and Katri Walker, familiar faces like Ruth Paxton and Stuart Elliott, and brand new talents. Two friends turn against one another in Neil Hartop’s BAFTA in Scotland New Talent winner Rabbit Punch, and a woman flees into the wilderness of the Highlands in Ian Waugh’s Strayed. We also welcome the world premieres of Spain-set shocker Cariño and creepy comedy Dollface. Glasgow-set dramas Foxy and Marina and Meal Deal both explore themes of addiction and escape, whilst Polaris offers a snapshot of the Filipino community fishing off Scotland’s North East coast.

The full list of International Competition shorts is available here, whilst the full list of Scottish Competition shorts is available here.

Each competition will be judged by an international jury of filmmakers, curators and writers. Audiences attending competition programmes will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite to win the Audience Award in each competition. The full programme of GSFF13, including special showcases, workshops, pop-up events and live performances and parties, will be announced here on Thursday 17 January. The festival runs from 7 to 10 February 2013. See you there…

All text from the Glasgow Short Film Festival website, see original article here.


Rapture will be screened on Saturday 9th of February 2013 at 7pm in the CCA Cinema.  Get a sneak preview here…