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Blueprint: Scottish Independent Shorts (N/C 15+)

21 June

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Attracting a sell-out audience to Glasgow Short Film Festival in March, where we introduced a new audience prize, indie filmmaking platform Blueprint begins a new season back in our regular home at GFT. Celebrating the work of tenacious local heroes, this month’s programme highlights include a feminist revenge thriller, a man stuck in a nightmarish time loop and Blueprint's first film from the Arabic speaking world. Presented with the continued support of Visual Impact Scotland.

All tickets £6.00 
Blueprint programmer Hans Lucas will conduct a short Q&A with some of the filmmakers after the screening.

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Under the Skin

A pregnant woman watching television inadvertently passes on a birthmark to her unborn daughter, resulting in stigma later in life. Exploring Tunisian mythology and themes of rejection the film asks what if, in an alternative universe, “difference” was actually ideal?

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  • Director Meriam Khenissi
  • Duration 4 min
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Still Life: Portrait Of A Fighter

Derek served in the Royal Navy and Fire Service, surviving wars, PTSD and cancer. He now lives as a remarkable Scottish painter and this documentary explores his artistic achievements, which are noteworthy because of entirely different battle he had to fight.

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  • Director Kieran Hennigan
  • Duration 5 min
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Escape

A completely visual film without dialogue, Escape is a science fiction film set in 2048. A tormented escaped convict searches frantically for an object from his past whilst avoiding recapture by a menacing prison guard, with a supernatural presence.

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  • Director Mark Wilson
  • Duration 6 min
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Tide & Time

A man is stuck in nightmarish time loop, reliving the same ten seconds over and over in this existential drama. He begins to believe his actions have no consequences under these conditions, but even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.

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  • Director Anthony Chalmers
  • Duration 9 min
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Everything Revolves

A singular work of idiosyncratic and hypnotic beauty, Chris Bowman's visual poem is an elegiac paean for all things recently passed. Mapping both the seasons and a single day the cyclical nature of existence is examined as we are implored to accept mortality with grace.

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  • Director Chris Bowman
  • Duration 20 min
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Darkline

A bored sociopath uses self help guides to adjust to society. When her latest cassette tape and guidebook fail to integrate her she resorts to the Darkline to purchase the goods and services which affirm her reality.

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  • Director Caity Lougheed
  • Duration 5 min
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Miriam

Miriam returns to work in the Scottish justice system as a court stenography, observing miscarriages of justice and privately correcting them. She is also seeking revenge for her own injustice and as we decipher her past we learn of the tragedy which drives her to right many wrongs.

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  • Director Luke Aherne
  • Duration 16 min
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XX

An expressionistic, non linear film which explores the dark obsessional relationship between two women as they confront their hedonism, sex, age and insecurity. One is a photographer and one is a subject and the film simultaneously explores the nature photography and its philosophical impact.

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  • Director Simone Smith, Nicola Stead
  • Duration 9 min
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 1h30m
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