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International competition

Six loosely thematic programmes of international work, comprising fiction, documentary, animation and experimental/artists’ moving image, compete for the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film and the International Audience Award. The Bill Douglas Award is presented to the film that in the view of the jury best reflects the qualities found in the work of Scotland’s greatest filmmaker: honesty, formal innovation and the supremacy of image and sound in cinematic storytelling. The award carries a cash prize.

2019 Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film
LIMINALITY & COMMUNITAS | Laura Rantanen | Finland | 2018
Special Mentions
EDGECOMBE | Crystal Kayiza | USA | 2018
JUJUBA | Shun Ikezoe | Japan | 2018

2019 International Audience Award
TUNGRUS | Rishi Chandna | India | 2018

Scottish competition

Three programmes of work produced by Scotland-based filmmakers compete for the Scottish Short Film Award and the Scottish Audience Award. The Scottish Short Film Award honours inspiration and innovation in new Scottish cinema, and carries a cash prize. The winner of the Scottish Audience Award will be commissioned to create the following year’s festival trailer.

2019 Scottish Short Film Award
MUM'S CARDS | Luke Fowler | UK | 2018
Special Mentions
SLAP | Simone Smith | UK | 2018
WE ARE ALL HERE | Hannah Currie | UK | 2018

2018 Scottish Audience Award
WE ARE ALL HERE | Hannah Currie | UK | 2018

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