Scottish Short Film Festival 2020 Joins Ranks of Online Streams

As one of Scotland’s most exciting annual events for filmmakers, the Scottish Short Film Festival (SSFF), enters its 8th year, it will join other arts organisations in responding to the Covid crisis by going online.

From the 6th to the 11th September 2020, viewers will be able to watch 25 of the best Scottish short film this year from the comfort of their own home. There will also be the SSFF 2020 Awards Ceremony taking place via live stream on Saturday 12th September.

The film festival, usually based in Glasgow, has a wide range of films and genres in the line-up, including The Last Mermaid starring Scottish comedian and actress, Janey Godley. The variety of films also include a Gaelic-speaking film made in Nova Scotia, documentaries focusing on current and past experiences in Scotland and a wealth of talented films made by some of the best independent Scottish writers and directors.

Festival Director Gina Vereker said, “With the onset of the global pandemic, we were lucky that we had the option to go online as many creative events have had no choice but to cancel. Changing the viewing process to an online experience has upped our technical skills a few levels but we have enjoyed having the option to showcase these wonderful short films.”

The SSFF focuses on supporting filmmakers in their careers, helping them to build an audience for their films and giving feedback to help develop their skills. With the creative industries facing many hardships from the pandemic, the SSFF has been able to keep a positive focus. All the filmmakers who submit films to the festival receive feedback whether they are successful or not, enabling them to move forward with their filmmaking skills. The SSFF plays an important role for filmmakers in Scotland to showcase their work and be part of the filmmaking community. 

For more details on the film festival and for buying tickets please visit the SSFF website.

Irene Brown

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