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

13 December

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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With an impressive record of sell out screenings, the quarterly programme celebrating the DIY heroes of Scottish filmmaking returns. This edition includes new work from producer Chris Quick, whose film Mountain recently premiered at Portobello Film Festival. Ross Woodhead aka exit-omni presents an emotionally complex narrative work, and Goldbrick is a 1970s pastiche about the struggle to make independent action cinema. Presented with the continued support of 24-7 Scotland (formerly Visual Impact).

All tickets £6.

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

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The Divided Self

David is successful; he has the job and money to prove it, but is spiritually bereft. A chance encounter with the mysterious Jacob ignites a moment of reflection.

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  • Director Ross Woodhead
  • Duration 6m
  • Year 2016
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The Highland Wind

A poetic short capturing the moment between youth and adulthood, translating the colourful potential of life into reflective black and white images.

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  • Director Lewis Cranston
  • Duration 6m
  • Year 2018
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A heart broken illustrator has an out of body experience and goes in search of love in the streets of Glasgow.

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  • Director Cole Thompson
  • Duration 11m
  • Year 2018
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Sculpting in Time

A man revisits a childhood home. He moves from room to room recalling how he fell in love with the moving image.

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  • Director Gianni Marini
  • Duration 9m
  • Year 2017


Ginger the hamster has been buried in the garden and a young boy must come to terms with the loss of his pet and reconcile the trust he places in his parents.

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  • Director Joe Rayner
  • Duration 4m
  • Year 2018
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Set in 1973 this tongue in cheek mockumentary follows presenter Robin Lemaire as he guides us behind the scenes of a slick action film shooting in Edinburgh.

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  • Director Andrew Sherlow
  • Duration 25m
  • Year 2018

The Modern Day Pict

Dundee based artist Joe Alcorn has a lifetime of work, rarely seen by the public. Aged 66 he finally tells his story and that of Scotland's polytheistic ancestors, the Picts.

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  • Director Christopher McGill
  • Duration 11m
  • Year 2017
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A platoon of soldiers, in an unidentified war, are reduced to one survivor who must struggle against nature and time to stay alive.

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  • Director Johnny Herbin
  • Duration 7m
  • Year 2018
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 1h30m
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