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15th - 17th November 2019, Edinburgh
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Short Film – OUR HOUSE

This short film strand looks into themes of love, conflict and comedy in relation to the family.

Programme Strands: YOUNG VOICES
Film Screening Friday 16th November 2018, 21:30 to 23:00

Waiting for Aliens – 11mins

A family of four find themselves in an abandoned swimming pool waiting to welcome aliens to the planet. The long wait leads deep-seated secrets to come to the surface. Waiting for Aliens is a coming of age story about the difficulties of family dynamics, belief, and understanding different kinds of love.

Created by participants of the Gmac Film BFI Film Academy

Jack & Jill – 11mins

Jack comes out to his dad as transgender.

Writer, Director, Sound & Cinematoghraphy by Eve Allan, Music by Jim Tennant, Sound: Chloe PottingerCast: Jack – Ash Allan  Dad – Irvine Allan

Estate – 10 mins

When fourteen year old, Sean, witnesses a stabbing by the drug gang he belongs to, he is quickly labelled a “snitch” when the police investigation begins. Sean soon begins to see the true colours of the people he once looked up to.

Writer, Director, Producer: Daniel Greig, Producer:  Chloë Johnson, DOP: Alex Cormack, Sound Designer: Matthew Lennox, Robbie Drever, Adam McGuire

Hindsight – 11 mins

Tony, an ex-convict and addict, desperate for a new relationship with his daughter and former partner, must overcome his past temptations and prove that he’s finally changed his ways.

Writer: Dora Cowper, Director: Oisín-Tomás ó Raghallaigh, Producer: Natalie Hall, Titus Indrapally, Cinematography: Dylan-Starr Adams, Tallulah Self, Sound: Liam Pym, Sophie Cooksley

Ululation – 12 mins

A filmmaker from Scotland tries to understand what it means to be between two cultures by spending time with the women in her Algerian family.

Director: Carina Haouchine, Producer: Lindsay Goodall, Cinematography: Tessa Galli-Heckmann, Sound: Louise Nesbitt


A Triffling Matter – 4.5 mins

When Hannah and her boyfriend, Tom, meet with Tom’s confectionary-affectionate Mum, Aunt and Gran, Tom fears to tell them his Christmas day plans of spending the day with Hannah and her parents. Tom avoids the subject several times leading to an accidental false bombshell that has a messy result.  “A Trifling Matter”

Created by the participants of the BFI Film academy 2017/18 and was delivered by GMAC Film.

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