Glasgow Short Film Festival



Glasgow Short Film Festival, the leading short film event in Scotland, champions new film talent by providing an annual showcase and meeting point for Scottish and international filmmakers, industry delegates and the local audience. Our programme celebrates diverse forms of cinematic expression, and foregrounds disruptive, ground-breaking work that transgresses the boundaries of conventional narrative film.

GSFF is a friendly and inclusive festival in which the work of emerging Scottish filmmakers is presented in the context of an international programme. We believe that international collaboration is vital for Scottish filmmakers. GSFF not only advocates the importance of short film in progressing future generations of filmmakers, but provides the meeting-place where collaboration can begin.

GSFF’s core programme comprises international and Scottish competitions. New talent is supported through a programme of learning and networking events, including panel discussions, workshops and one-to-one sessions. GSFF curates unique special programmes on particular movements or filmmakers of international importance, and hosts parties and live performances throughout the festival week.

Event date

20.03.2024 ⟶ 24.03.2024

Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film (jury + audience awards) – six programmes of international work in fiction, documentary, animation and artists’ moving image.

Scottish Short Film award (jury + audience awards) – three to four programmes of work produced by filmmakers resident in Scotland, in fiction, documentary, animation and artists’ moving image.

Admin Address
60 Tradeston Street,
Glasgow G5 8BH
United Kingdom

Entry fee: €10-€15

Matt Lloyd

(Festival Director)

Matt has worked in film exhibition in Scotland for two decades. He was short film programmer of Edinburgh International Film Festival from 2004 to 2008 and has been involved in programming or producing several Scottish film festivals including two Highland events with Mark Cousins and Tilda Swinton. Matt has directed GSFF since the 2010 edition.