We are pleased to announce that the winning film for this year’s Best Scottish Short competition was A Long Line of Glitter, created by Asten Holmes-Elliott alongside a community of LGBT 50+ people living in or around Glasgow.
A Long Line of Glitter is a collaboration between Glasgow’s Village Storytelling Centre, filmmaker Asten Holmes-Elliott, and LGBT Age, a project run for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people aged 50+ in Scotland. The film offers a rare chance to witness the unique perspective of people who have lived through the changes we now take for granted.
The winner was chosen by a jury made up of SQIFF committee members from a selection of 8 shorts all produced within Scotland and covering a wide variety of styles and viewpoints. The makers of A Long Line of Glitter will receive a cash prize of £250 contributed by SQIFF as a result of increased income from ticket sales after introduction of a new sliding scale pricing system. We are really chuffed that audiences are supporting the Festival and in so doing giving a boost to local LGBTQ+ filmmakers!
Lauren Bianchi from Village Storytelling Centre said, “We were delighted to be able to screen A Long Line of Glitter at SQIFF 2017 and winning the Best Scottish Short prize was so fantastic! We – The Village Storytelling Centre and Asten Holmes-Elliott – created the film over a 10 week process with an amazing group of people from the LGBT Health and Wellbeing group LGBT Age and it means to much to all of us to receive this recognition. We are so glad we had the opportunity to screen at SQIFF – the whole point of the film is that it can touch as many lives as possible and make positive changes for people and SQIFF gave it the opportunity to do so!”