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Bill Douglas Award 6: C:\Lose Yourself (N/C 15+)

17 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 Friday 15 March screening is at GFT. The Sunday 17 March screening is at CCA.

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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.

Increasingly we live our fullest lives online, pursuing life-or-death thrills vicariously through gaming or YouTube videos. But inevitably the separation between the virtual and the real has become less distinct. Virtual worlds can be harnessed in positive ways, to examine the real through fresh eyes, but they can also blind us. Drifting between documentary and fiction, this increasingly vertiginous programme considers the convergence of the world we choose and the world we can never leave behind.

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Operation Jane Walk

A city tour through the architecture of an online multiplayer shooter. A digital war zone is reappropriated for urban flâneurs, peaceful tourists of a digital world who avoid combat whenever possible.

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  • Director Leonhard Müllner & Robin Klengel
  • Duration 16m
  • Country Austria
  • Year 2018
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Online players describe their struggles with 'swatting', a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play.

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  • Director Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis
  • Duration 21m
  • Country France
  • Year 2018
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Do It Again

A meditation on anticipation and falling, combining three moments of shared looking at Chicago's Marina Towers.

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  • Director Curtis Miller
  • Duration 9m
  • Country United States
  • Year 2018
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#PROFIT (Who's Next?)

Oleg and Vadim are the world's best-known roof-toppers. Only the beautiful Angela upstages them. They take risks to get the best shots, to attain the highest number of likes - and to win her heart.

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  • Director Miro Drobný
  • Duration 25m
  • Country Slovakia
  • Year 2018
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Drone. Stunt. Rave.

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  • Director Nikita Diakur
  • Duration 3m
  • Country Germany
  • Year 2018
  • Duration 1h45m
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