There will be a Q&A with film-makers at this screening
Golden Shadow – 5 mins
A young University student with difficulties connecting with others starts playing an online role-playing game called the Golden Shadow. In this game, she’s a brave hero who isn’t afraid of anything. She learns a lot from helping other people and begins to discover hidden parts of her personality under the guise of her in-game persona. But is the reality really so different from the game?
Director: Emilia Rubensson Lead actress: Maya Priestley
Power in Perseverance – 11 mins
Leith Depot is an independent music venue that encapsulates the passion of the wider Leith community. Threatened by closure due to developments, they are fighting for the right to remain open in a city of rapidly closing music venues. In a series of interviews with the owner, staff and regulars of Leith depot we will hear of their struggle, memories and hopes for the future of this venue.
Producer, Camera, Sound: Kaitlyn Roper Director, Camera, Editor: Michael Salmond Sound Mixer, Editor: Jessikah Boux Sound Design: Alanah Walker
Prefer Not To Say – 9 mins
Charlie moves away from their traditional family home in the Highlands of Scotland to start university in a city. After chatting with some new friends at a party, Charlie starts to explore their gender. Taking full advantage of their new found freedom, Charlie breaks away from gender norms and grows into their new-found identity of non-binary. In a world so often confined by gen(der)erational expectations, Charlie finally finds comfort and happiness within themself and experiences true acceptance from their new friends.
Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor: Maili Fraser Lead Actor: Danni Cameron Supporting Actors: Sean Gallagher, Linzi Reekie, Stuart Graham, Andrew Fleming, Edd Keele
Work in Progress – 5 mins
A short documentary about Alice Carnegie, an Edinburgh-based freelance illustrator. The film exhibits her process when creating art, the struggles she faces in her position and her advice to people wanting to enter the industry.
Written/directed/edited: Vincent Wolff Camera operator: Coleen Brennan Sound operator: Nancy Stevenson Lighting: Hannah Cooper Interviewee: Alice Carnegie
Dali On My Car – 12 mins
A mini-documentary illustrating a period in the life of Marie-France Saurat. As a writer, and later Editor-in-Chief, at Paris Match Magazine (1964-1996) she was instrumental in bringing art criticism to a Global audience of over one million readers per month. The title ‘A Dali on My Car’ reflects both on the transience of a drawing Salvador Dali drew in the dust on her dirty car, and how she wishes not to be remembered but ‘…burned to ashes and thrown into the Mediterranean’
Tom Hutton – Creator Marie-France Saurat – Subject
The Brave – 6 mins
‘The Brave’ gives voice to those who often feel they have none. We feel that Scottish identity is in a state of disrepair, and our condition as a nation can be best portrayed through individual experience. We feel it is these individual voices that are important and must be listened to. In our current political state, Scotland’s place both within the UK, and in a larger international context, feel insecure. And we hope that ‘The Brave’ reflects this fundamental insecurity and national feeling of unrest.
Director/Writer: Fraser Scott & Iona Ramsay Lead Actor: Cameron McNee DoP: Hannah Hunter 1st AD: Fionnuala McCann Sound Recordist: Eli Henslee Editor/Colourist: Joe Helm
CONTENT WARNING: Strong Language