A short film competition
The SSE Hydro has been ranked the second busiest arena in the world, welcoming 1.2 million visitors every single year AND we’ve been lucky enough to host some of the BIGGEST names in music on our stage.
This September marks our 5th birthday and in celebration of this, and Scotland’s Year of Young People, we went on the hunt for aspiring young filmmakers to give us their take on the Hydro. We received some incredible entries (a huge thank you to all who submitted one) and from here we selected the top 5 outstanding ideas.
Now it’s your chance to VOTE for the winner! Watch our 5 shortlisted entries and use the form below to pick your favourite.
The winner will be announced at the end of September.
City Sounds by Fiona Burton
My name is Fiona Burton and I am the filmmaker behind City Sounds! I'm a 20-year-old filmmaker based in Stirling currently studying Film at Stirling University. Filmmaking is a passion I am extremely taken by. There is nothing else in the whole world I would rather be working on than a film.
"City Sounds" is the result of dreaming about a love story within a city as vibrant as Glasgow. I wanted to portray two humans with multitudes deep inside of them being able to connect through shared passions as this concept is extremely comforting to me in such politically dark times. Glasgow has always been a place containing multitudes to me- from film events, music events, to art galleries and more- this city is endless and full of life. I wanted to convey that by showing the everyday space as fantastical, as that is the way I see Glasgow- and I hope you do too. Follow my filmmaking elsewhere: Youtube: thefionaadventures, Email: [email protected], Instagram: thefionaadventures, Twitter: ladies_in_film
The Hydro and The Crane by Iain McCall
Iain McCall is a freelance artist, filmmaker and musician living in Glasgow. His films tell playful stories through handmade props, models, sets, and animations. The Hydro and The Crane was inspired by the contrasting and unique architectural personalities of each building. It also celebrates the personalities and perspectives of Glaswegian music fans and the importance of live music to the city. To see more of his work, or for commission enquiries, visit: www.whereistheremote.co.uk
Supernatural Jam by Eliot Rhys and Oscar Jacques of The Odd Complex
Some people love their jobs. Others, they live for the weekends. This story follows the nocturnal adventures of a group of bored office workers who recapture their teenage years every weekend by hitting gigs and having fun.
A night of heightened emotions, we see the highs and lows of a bunch of music fans who just want to have a good time.
Directed by Eliot Rhys and Oscar Jacques of The Odd Complex
Happy Birthday Hydro by Sean De Francesco
The SSE Hydro has forever changed Scotland’s cultural landscape and had a positive impact on lots of different people. As a young gig-goer, it meant for me bands were less likely to side-line Scotland as a stop-off when booking a national tour. In making this film I wanted to explore its wide-ranging significance and thought no-one would be better to talk about it than the Scottish fans themselves.
Tell You All About It Someday by Odd Socks Films
Tell You All About It Someday is a short film that uses the intimate tune of Belle and Sebastian's “Funny Little Frog” as an anthem to the story of two young women who meet and fall in love at a gig in The Hydro. Told through the perspective of two gig tickets, this short film is a love letter to the ideals of serendipity, love at first sight, and Glasgow - but most importantly it celebrates how music continues to bring people together for a lifetime. Tell You All About It Someday is by Odd Socks Films, a family of creatives based in Glasgow driven to create exciting, engaging, and all-round odd films.
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