A thrilling showcase of brand new Scottish short filmmaking talent Five innovative and creatively engaged works cutting across an eclectic mix of live-action drama and animation, developed by the DigiCult & Hopscotch Films scheme. Featuring work by BAFTA winners Martin Smith and animators Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson, they plunge the viewer into vibrant scenarios examining adolescent strife, intense emotions and tumultuous romantic relationships. 
Monkey Love Experiments
Ainslie Henderson, Will Anderson/UK/2014/9 min
Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.
Exchange & Mart
Cara Connolly, Martin Clark/UK/2013/15 min
It's 1986 and, amid the emerging sexual awareness of pupils attending a girl's school in the Scottish Borders, students are being taught an unorthodox self-defence class.
Martin Smith/UK/2014/14 min
A reckless act results in shifting allegiances within a group of teenagers seeking thrills in a remote seaside town.
Rory Alexander Stewart/UK/2013/14 min
Tempers run high and long obscured tensions within a friendship bubble to the fore amid the course of a barmaid’s trying day.
As He Lay Falling
Ian Waugh/UK/2014/19 min
Georgios is a brooding stranger working on a croft in the Highlands. Solace emerges through a visceral connection to the unfamiliar landscape, and an illicit affair with his employer's wife.
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