A still from an animation. The whole frame is made up of shades of blue. A couple stand looking out of a train carriage.

Shorts in Support is Back!

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, Glasgow Short Film Festival is excited to present the fourth iteration of their successful Shorts In Support scheme.

The supporting short film has been all but lost from film exhibition, yet there is a wealth of emerging film talent that deserves to be seen on the big screen and – who knows – might be behind the features of tomorrow. GSFF therefore offers Scottish cinemas and film societies a slate of seven shorts to screen before features. Participating venues will be able to introduce the work of exciting upcoming Scottish and international filmmakers to a wider audience, broadening their programme and generating dialogue between short and feature.

The slate includes fiction, documentary, and animation, with durations ranging from 2 to 10 minutes to allow for a range of programming contexts. None of the films have BBFC certification, but recommended certificates are provided, and we have included one title suitable for the youngest cinemagoers.

You can choose which short you wish to screen alongside which features, making this a collaborative curatorial process. The shorts are listed below. We have included theme and genre tags for ease, and are happy to advise on pairings.

Captioned Screenings

We are happy to say that all films are also available with captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences. If you would like to request one of these films for accessible screenings, do let us know. Many thanks go to Matchbox Cineclub for creating the captions.

How to get involved

Films are available to book now and screenings must take place between October 2021 and the end of February 2022.

Download Information Pack with All Films Here