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Escape Line Up - Sunday 28th July 2019 2pm - 5pm



It's fantastic that there is so much film-culture in Scotland right now. Due to an overwhelming amount of high quality entries this year we've happily been able to put on an extra screening on the Sunday afternoon from 2pm at the Art School. This will be made up of 15 unmissable new Scottish shorts handpicked for a feel-good escapist cinematic immersion. Red carpet, Q&A, Drinks, Networking, and you can vote for your favourite film for the SSFF Matinee Audience Award!
Give + Take – Armand Hamouth
Old Ties – Omeed Farzin
Loose Ends – Ross Scott
The Last Harvest - Steven Hay
Pareidolia – Paul Daniel Lucas
To Fix A Broken Heart – Eric Romero
Professor Henry Bowfax's Incredible Journey Through Time - Robert Howat

Crush – Richard Burke
Turning The Tables – Jay Rowan Tanner
Mountain – Johnny Herbin
Coffee Coffee – Donald Cameron
Loud & Proud – Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi
The Piano Man – Lee Cooper
The Haze – Craig Andrew Melvin
A Thing (Called Love) – Nid Collins

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The Escape Matinee Programme



Our first spotlight for Escape! our Sunday Matinee on Sunday 28th July.

Film 1/15 @ 2:05pm : "Give + Take" by Armand Harmouth

Caring is easy. Surviving is hard. A comedy of errors hits hard when a slacker becomes a caregiver to a crusty Scottish senior resulting in mishap and mayhem.

"Very humorous film and well acted. Well paced with good shots and good editing."

"I thought this was funny. The lighting was very light and airy to add to the comedy going on-it reminded me of the lighting in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands. The music went well and the actors were funny. The makeup on the actor's face was well done - I liked his black eyes. This was well edited and directed and I liked the way it ended."

"Absolutely loved this unpretentious and hilarious short."

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Film 2/15 @ 2:24pm : "Old Ties" by Omeed Farzin


A young man moving on from his old life, is pulled back into a murky situation.


"Extremely polished with gorgeous cinematography, well-chosen music, and strong performances throughout. The film serves well as a cautionary tale against "falling in with the wrong crowd". Immense production value and calibre of acting throughout."


"The acting was very true to life and the music was well chosen and went well with the setting. I like the story of one man's destruction put on the other. I have seen that many times. The sound was just right and clear. Well directed."


"Thought this was fantastic; felt utterly natural and true to life. The lead actor was very convincing and the script never felt like it hit a false note, from the way it portrayed the drug-taking/possession to the relationship between the couple. Great use of music to help create atmosphere and you really felt for the lead character being pulled back into his old ways. 9/10."


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