Digital Mini-Festival Film Festival

Eden Court Highlands announces a new digital mini-festival that will take place between the 26 – 29 June, showcasing a selection of outstanding Scottish filmmakers who have screened at the Inverness Film Festival.

Across its 17-year history, the Inverness Film Festival has always championed Scotland’s best filmmakers.

With Eden Court currently closed, we hope that our regular cinema audiences will enjoy this retrospective.

Furthermore, we would love to introduce new audiences to the Inverness Film Festival and direct them towards the lively film community that exists in the Highlands and throughout Scotland.

Inverness Film Festival Online: Scottish Shorts will highlight over ten specially selected pieces of work that explore Scotland across a range voices, places and events.

The Outer Hebrides is a place of isolation and reckoning in both Alison Piper’s Duck Daze and Virginia Heath’s Lift Share.

Girlhood is explored in a small Highland fishing community in Sam Firth’s Creeling.

An anarchic girls school runs riot in Niamh McKeown’s stylish comedy Good Girls and female empowerment collides with Highland legend in Robin Haig’s joyous Slingshot. 

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.

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 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.

Eden Court Chief Executive James Mackenzie Blackman said:

“I’m really pleased that we have been able to curate this mini-festival of Scottish shorts from some our most well-respected film makers.

“Eden Court is committed to bringing our audiences world-class film in our cinemas.

“Whilst we can’t do that from our beautiful cinemas we are glad to have found a way to bring these brilliant stories into the safety of people’s homes.”

All of these films will be available to stream on Eden Court’s website from Fri 26 June to Mon 29 June 2020.

Newly recorded video introductions and reflections from the filmmakers will feature alongside the work presented.

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.