Glasgow Short Film Festival 2022

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2022

The 15th edition of the Glasgow Short Film Festival will run from 23rd March to 27th March 2022.

Established in 2008, GSFF has become the largest competitive short film festival in Scotland. It's rich selection of films celebrates many diverse forms of cinematic expression such as fiction, documentary, animation, artists' moving image etc.

Discover the French short films selected for this year's International competition.

I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse

March 2020. The planet locks itself in. Our world is being drained of its substance and digital life forms are multiplying. Couples are now meeting in a virtual universe. What if the crisis was not the pandemic, but the derealisation of our lives?

Director : Ayce Kartal

In My Network

Echoing the endless scrolling of social networks, a camera shifts from space to space, settling on the profiles of various young people. YouTubers, Instagrammers, Influencers etc. Exploiting their images as if they were the only possibility of a professional future, of a celebrity. In My Network adds a final layer to its mise-en-scène through the figure of a sanitation worker; someone of an entirely different generation whose regard on proceedings functions doubly as our own.

Director: Randa Maroufi

Naughty Spot

It's Tonio's first time in Corsica. He wanders across the island and on dating apps until stumbling upon the Oracle, a user who tells him about gay life in Corsica. Their conversation is re-enacted with an actor who seems to connect deeply with the Oracle's story.

Director: Jean Costa


After an earthquake in Naples bay, the body of a man is found. The Italian police believe the man killed himself 40 years ago. They contact Dino and his daughter Victoria for a DNA test. During this unexpected journey together, the young woman digs into her father's mysterious past while Dino immerses himself unwillingly in the scenery of his childhood.

Director: Marie Larrivé

One Hundred Steps

The eighth audio-visual collaboration of Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca references the work of Bob Quinn, Irish filmmaker whose tetralogy Atlantean, produced in the early 1980s, was dedicated to deconstructing the hegemonic Eurocentric imaginary and elaborating on the role that North African cultures have played in the formation of Irish culture. Through an anti-colonialist approach, Quinn's work remains an important historical document which is as relevant today than ever.

Directors: Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca

Podesta Island

In a hyperconnected and mapped world, are there still unknown areas? The film Podesta Island paints the portrait of a controversial phantom island by confronting documentary sources with the narratives and legends inspired by this island. This exploration, where satellite imagery and live action intertwine, brings us closer to Terra Incognita and celebrates the beauty of imaginary geography.

Director: Stephanie Roland

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