Glasgow Short Film Festival winners

Thecage

Posted by: Creative Times

on February 22, 2011 11:54

The winner of this year’s Glasgow Short Film Festival Short Film Award, worth £500, is The Cage (pictured) by Romanian filmmaker Adrian Sitaru.

The film is about the shifting family dynamics that play out when a boy brings home an injured bird to nurse.

The winner was chosen by an international jury consisting of Leuven Short Film Festival programmer Frank Moens, British filmmaker Miranda Pennell and Richard Raskin, an American screenwriter and lecturer based in Denmark.

The jury said: “Among the many qualities of the winning film are brilliant dialogue and remarkable acting. This is a film that limits its focus with great economy and sharp observation to the everyday life of a family… [It] expresses great affection for its characters… without any false sentimentality.”

The inaugural Glasgow Short Film Festival Audience Award went to Glasgow filmmaker Stuart Elliott for his film The Pedestrian, a portrait of a man obsessed with getting from A to B a bit quicker than everyone else.

Stuart wins a paid commission to create next year’s festival trailer. This year’s GSFF trailer, the festival’s first, was made by David Ferguson. The trailer for this year’s festival can be viewed below:

This year’s Glasgow Film Festival continues until Feb 27

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