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Bill Douglas Award 2: Edgelands (N/C 15+)

16 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue GFT 3
Location of GFT 3


Venue information

Please note, this programme screens in two locations. The Thurs 14 March screening is at GFT. The Sat 16 March screening is at CCA.

Getting here

We avoid the word ‘best’ in describing our competition films. Rather, the six programmes of the Bill Douglas Award showcase new cinema from around the world that 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. Several of the filmmakers will be in attendance to take part in short Q&As after each screening.

Stories from the periphery, of grifters, the disenfranchised and those seeking an alternative way of living. A rental van is the setting for three very different stories of interference in the lives of others. A Greek woman, suddenly made homeless, tries to hold down her job. In Finland, people stalk motorway verges looking for roadkill to eat. An Iranian farmer stops at nothing to retrieve his stolen cow. A typhoon threatens a small town in the Philippines, whilst a loner in the woods waits for the apocalypse.

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Three Stories Inside a Rental Van

The life of a white rental van is told via the different people who hire it.

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  • Director Lewis Attey
  • Duration 15m
  • Country Australia
  • Year 2018
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Vassileia (Βασιλεία)

Vassileia has lost her father and is about to lose her home but still has her job. Working keeps her active and it gives her the stability she needs. She soldiers on in silence.

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  • Director Anastasia Kratidi
  • Duration 14m
  • Country Greece
  • Year 2018
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Liminality & Communitas

After sundown, a man walks the motorway verges, gathering roadkill. An investigation of the border between life and death, and the edges of the manmade world.

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  • Director Laura Rantanen
  • Duration 10m
  • Country Finland
  • Year 2018
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Ghasem is forced to sell his cow to survive a hard winter, but his son releases the cow before it is collected.

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  • Director Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi
  • Duration 13m
  • Country Iran
  • Year 2019
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The Imminent Immanent (Baga't Diri Tuhay Ta't Pamahungpahung)

A rural town goes about its business while strong forces of nature silently creep in to challenge the townspeople's existence. Meanwhile, the filmmaker traces his roots while preparing himself for the worst.

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  • Director Carlo Francisco Manatad
  • Duration 15m
  • Country Philippines/Singapore/Italy
  • Year 2018
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The Flood Is Coming

A forest hermit tries to prepare for a flood, but he becomes distracted by his noisy neighbour.

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  • Director Gabriel Böhmer & Benjamin Steckel
  • Duration 9m
  • Country Scotland
  • Year 2018
  • Duration 1h45m

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