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Glasgow Short Podcast: Laura Rantanen

Episode 8

interview by Pamela Pianezza

Laura Rantanen

Laura Rantanen is a social and cultural anthropologist and a documentary filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. In her work Rantanen is interested 
in studying power structures and relations between human and non-human entities. Rantanen studied for her MA degree at the department of documentary film in ELO Filmschool Finland, Aalto University. Laura’s film 'Liminality & Communitas' won the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film at GSFF 2019.

Talking Shorts is delighted to present you to Glasgow Short Film Festival’s brand-new podcast, available here, on the festival's website and on all major podcast platforms.

In the approach to GSFF 2021 the festival will be releasing eleven episodes. Nine episodes feature conversations between the previous winners of the Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film and a member of that year's jury. Glasgow Short Podcast will also bring you a conversation between the curators and some of the filmmakers of the strand Barbed Wire Love: Artists, Filmmakers and their North of Ireland Troubles, and a summary of the whole festival programme, featuring various members of the festival team and their guest curators.

After the sunset, a man wanders between the edges of highways gathering edible dead animals hit by a car. 'Liminality & Communitas' is an experimental documentary about the utilization of roadkill animals. The film won GSFF19's Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film. Listen to a conversation between director Laura Rantanen and French multimedia artist Pamela Pianezza on the eight podcast episode:

The podcast is produced by Halina Rifai from Glasgow Podcart and A Sonic Hug, with music by Lewis den Hertog.

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