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Bill Douglas Award 3: Mom & Pop (N/C 15+)

16 March

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


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.

The harder we love our children, the further we drive them away. The protagonists of this programme variously struggle with the expectations and assumptions that accompany parental love. Some are grappling with the absence of that love, whether through cruelty, depression or geographical separation, or with substitute parents and the space for misinterpretation. Others are attempting to escape a parent's embrace in order live their best life. This programme is for anyone who's been a parent, or had one.

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Whole (Брак)

A wedding. A girl. A closet. And the choice to be made once and for all - against the current or against herself.

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  • Director Slava Doytcheva
  • Duration 21m
  • Country Bulgaria
  • Year 2018
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Jujuba (愛讃讃)

The shiny red skin of jujube brings back vague memories of my former step-mother. That time is recreated on 8 mm colour reversal film that expired the year she walked out.

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  • Director Shun Ikezoe
  • Duration 8m
  • Country Japan
  • Year 2018
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It's Friday the 13th and the moon is full when Erich Taschek dies in his bathroom. But was this truly the moment when the filmmaker's father disappeared from her life?

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  • Director Michaela Taschek
  • Duration 20m
  • Country Austria
  • Year 2018
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A is for Artist

Following a tragedy, a young woman assembles photos from her father’s archive to encourage her pursuit of being an artist.

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  • Director Ayo Akingbade
  • Duration 5m
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Year 2018
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I don't see myself being old (No me imagino siendo vieja)

Jaki lives with her parents and two poodles. She writes poetry and sells street food. One day, she thinks of a new text, and while writing it, her ideas start to mix with her own life.

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  • Director Martina Juncadella
  • Duration 13m
  • Country Argentina
  • Year 2018
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Everything is far away (Totul e foarte departe)

A mother and her younger son travel a long distance to pay a surprise birthday visit to his older brother. But he doesn’t show up.

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  • Director Emanuel Parvu
  • Duration 15m
  • Country Romania
  • Year 2018
  • Duration 1h45m
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