Director: Maël G. Lagadec
In the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is used as a “weapon of war” for more than 15 years. Martha writes a teenage girl’s guide to surviving sex.
Director: AJ Sykes
Mary sees her husband Jim in a hospital bed breathing with an oxygen mask. Through several flashbacks we see Mary's life full of turmoil, from enduring years of physical and mental abuse from her childhood to adulthood.
Director: Joshua Jamieson
This film centres on Simon who cares for his young daughter Scout while his husband Felix is deployed overseas. When Simon gets a serious diagnosis, his world is shaken and he must deal with it, and the future, alone.
A Christmas Carol
Director: David Izatt
Writer: Stuart Brennan
Producers: Stuart Brennan, Chris Capaldi & David Izatt
Cast: Bonnie Wright, Stuart Brennan, Mark Paul Wake & Sarina Taylor
A contemporary retelling of the timeless Dickens tale, given a Scottish make-over. Scrooge faces the spirits of the past, present and future and eventually changes his greedy ways.
*Screening Out of Competition*
Director: Leticia Agudo
Based on the real stories of thousands. A young Irish man in an unfamiliar European city gets help and refuge from an illegal immigrant for a night, a young man like himself. For one night, they're equals.
Who's Your Daddy?
Director: Ian Wilson
A few months after a one-night stand, a young woman and her BFF reflect whether or not the father should be told that she is pregnant.
Director & Writer: Mark Stirton
Producer: Michael Grant Clark
Cast: Junichi Kajioka, Steve Campbell & Brian Cox
A Japanese artist discovers that one wrong word can get you into a lot of trouble in Scotland.
Sam & Sean
Writer: Artour Johnstone
A gritty working class drama with themes of, mental health, drug abuse and football. Sam is young working man who is battling severe depression. He seeks help from a therapist to fight the demons inside his head.
Writer: Scott Simpson
After the Time Thieves ditch a dinosaur egg, the boy who finds it soon realizes that he can’t keep a growing dinosaur a secret forever. Meanwhile, the Time Police keep scouring the historical records for a missing dinosaur. Why hasn’t a dinosaur living in 21st. Century Texas made the news?
Writers: Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel
Grace is an empath who works through her own melancholy by assisting the impoverished immigrants arriving in Montreal in 1830. When she rescues a traumatized Gaelic girl wandering with her dead baby in a temporary encampment, she takes her in and learns of the brutality she experienced when her farming village in the Scottish Highlands was set on fire.
When Grace's husband dies at sea, her father seizes control of her estate and forces her return to Scotland. Before she sets sail, she promises the girl to stop the men who wronged her. Once in Edinburgh, Grace learns of the enormity of her promise: the Gaelic tenant farmers are being violently evicted from the Highlands and exiled to the Colonies so that the landowners can populate their land with sheep -- today’s equivalent of mining for natural resources at the expense of the indigenous peoples. This is an ethnic cleansing. And Grace’s own family is complicit.
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Who's Your Daddy?
Best Scottish Film
*Leticia Agudo - Refuge*
Maël G. Lagadec - Girl Fact
Best Scottish Director
AJ Sykes - Regrets
*Mark Stirton - Dark Highlands*
*Clint Butler - Waiting Outside*
Cletus Fonony - Refuge
Junichi Kajioka - Dark Highlands
*Shauna Marshall - Who's Your Daddy?*
Angela Monteiro - Girl Fact
Kate Dobbin - Waiting Outside
Best Scottish Star
Mike Mitchell - Dark Highlands
*Kate Donnelly - Regrets*
Lenny Mullan - Regrets
Best Unproduced Screenplay
Sam & Sean by Artour Johnstone
Time Police by Scott Simpson
Brave Hearts by Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel