This year, the Glasgow Short Film Festival emerged from the larger Glasgow Film Festival to stand on ts own two feet. Now it has been recognised by BAFTA, meaning that films screening there can, if they meet other eligibility criteria, come under consideration for major awards.
"In only eight years, Glasgow Short Film Festival has grown to become Scotland’s leading event for Scottish and international short film. This recognition from BAFTA is fantastic news both for the festival itself, and for the many Scottish and UK-based filmmakers we support each year. Several filmmakers whose work Gsff has championed have gone on to win BAFTA nominations and awards – now all the British work we promote will have the chance to do so," said festival director Matt Lloyd.
The recognition will be exciting news for filmmakers, especially as the festival