From the 26 - 29 June, watch some of the finest shorts to have played at the Inverness Film Festival over recent years, streaming for free, right here on the Eden Court website. Plus, we’ll be presenting newly recorded introductions from the filmmakers in lockdown!
Slingshot (IFF 2019)
Across its 17-year history, the Inverness Film Festival has always championed Scotland's finest filmmakers. With our cinemas temporarily out of action, we are delighted to present a platform for a curated selection of short films exploring Scotland across a range of voices, places and events.
Girlhood is explored within a small Highland fishing community in Sam Firth’s Creeling, a Glaswegian schoolgirl has a standoff with a tampon machine in Alison Piper’s Free Period and an anarchic girls school runs riot in Niamh McKeown’s stylish comedy Good Girls. Female empowerment collides with Highland legend in Robin Haig’s joyous Slingshot, whilst the Outer Hebrides is a place of isolation and reckoning in Virginia Heath’s Lift Share.
Good Girls (IFF 2018)
Inverness-native Tim Courtney’s powerful, BAFTA Scotland Award-winning My Loneliness is Killing Me tackles alienation and toxic masculinity in the LGBT+ community. 1745 highlights a forgotten part of Scotland’s history, tracing the story of two Black slaves fleeing their captors into the wilds of 18th Century Scotland.
1745 (IFF 2017)
Adam Stafford’s Scots-narrated No Hope For Men Below recounts the 1923 flooding of The Redding Pit in Falkirk. Duncan Cowles discovers new things about his Grandparents in the absorbing and playful Directed By Tweedie. Sophia Sheppard’s With The Rising Tide looks at community, craft and cultural heritage in the North East Coast whilst Eathie (directed by Inverness Film Festival 2019 Audience Award-winner Mike Webster) takes us abseiling down a Highland gorge with photographer James Roddie.
No Hope For Men Below (IFF 2014)
All these films will be available to stream on Eden Court’s website from Fri 26 to Mon 29 June 2020. Newly recorded video introductions from the filmmakers will feature alongside the work presented, with everything 100% captioned.
So next weekend, clear some time to curate your own mini short film festival at home by visiting our Eden Court Lockdown pages and choosing some brilliant films to watch.
Thanks to Matchbox Cineclub for subtitling many of these films and additional content.
This project is being supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.