Time for a Change: CinemaAttic in Craigmillar

CinemaAttic is bringing its brand of unique film events to Craigmillar Library as part of a new film club partnership. The film club’s first screening is a short film night on Thursday 25th May at 5pm. The screening features four superb short films who have featured in film festivals across the world. These films are rarely seen in the UK and we are honoured to bring them to Craigmillar Library for a fun night celebrating all things film.

Where: Craigmillar Library (101 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4BG)
When: Wednesday 25 May, 17:00

Each generation has to face changes in their lifetime. This is new to human beings. Things didn’t change so fast in the times of our ancestors as they do now. Some people see this as an opportunity to improve our communities, our approach to the environment, gender and social justice.

Courage is needed for change to happen. To get out of the comfort zone into a new order. And it is needed to get there, the result is more plural communities without discrimination or unfair treatment to anyone.

The films we offer in this programme show the achievements we all as a collective have managed so far and also, the benefits those achievements bring to us as individuals but also at a community level.

“Elsa and Franceska” represents the advances in gender acceptance and inclusion. “Tryouts” deals with racial discrimination and “Transtierro” with solitude. And then “Timecode”. This last film deals with the importance of daring to follow your path in life.



Director: Alberto Cano

Spain, 2021

7 min, no dialogue

Age certificate: N/C 8+

CW: Contains flashing lights.

Synopsis: The cold night hangs over Frankenstein’s old castle. Victor, a scientist keen on challenging science itself, sets out to carry out his most ambitious plan: bring his admired Franceska back to life. With the collaboration – or not – of Igor, his invaluable and loving assistant; Victor will face the greatest challenge of his career.

Festivals & Awards:

  • 2022 T-Short Animated Film Online Festival (Latvia)
  • 2022 Nevermore Film Festival (United States)
  • 2022 Amor es Amor International LGBTQIA+ Film Festival (Argentina)
  • 2022 Sueños en Corto International Short Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2021 Animafantasia Student Animated Film Festival (Romania), WINNER: Best Comic Thriller
  • 2021 Valparaiso Horror Film Festival (Chile)
  • 2021 Pilas en Corto International Short Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2021 Arganzuela Short Film Festiva, (Spain), WINNER: Third Prize

Trailer: https://youtu.be/k7MVom6Pczo



Director: Albert Carbó

Spain, 2021

12 min, Catalan

Age certificate: N/C 8+

CW: Contains flashing lights.

Synopsis: Elsa is a six-year-old child who, like anyone her age, wants to live happily and free. She knows that she is different from most, but despite her young age she is clear: She knows that she is a girl and that she is the queen of her life. Who would question this? Elsa deals with tolerance, diversity, and the possibility of choosing who we want to be.

Festivals & Awards:

  • 2022 FICAIJ International Children and Youth Film Festival (Colombia)
  • 2022 ZINEGOAK Bilbao International GayLesboTrans Film and Performing Arts Festival (Spain)
  • 2022 Sex Education Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2022 Amor es Amor International LGBTQIA+ Film Festival (Argentina)
  • 2022 International Film Weekend Würzburg (Germany)
  • 2021 AKS International Minorities Festival (Denmark)
  • 2021 Merlinka Queer Film Festival (Serbia/Montenegro/Bosnia)
  • 2021 Alekino International Young Audience Festival (Poland)
  • 2021 PrideTime! International Film Festival of Diverse Cinema (Spain)
  • 2021 Madrid Integra 7 Art Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2021 EL LUGAR SIN LÍMITES International LGBT Film Festival (Ecuador)
  • 2021 FanCineGay Extremadura LGBT Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2021 Asier Errasti. Eibar Short Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2021 LesGaiCineMad Madrid International LGBTI+ Film Festival (Spain)
  • 2021 FICVI Vila-seca International Short film Festival (Spain)



Director: Susana Casares Domingo

United States, Spain, 2013

14 min, English, Arabic

Age certificate: N/C 8+

CW: Depiction of islamophobia.

Synopsis: Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim-American girl who wants to join her high school’s cheerleading squad.

Festivals & Awards:

  • 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival (United Kingdom)
  • 2014 Málaga Spanish Film Festival (Spain), WINNER: Best Short Film
  • 2013 ATAS Foundation College Television Awards (United States), WINNER: Best Drama
  • 2013 Recent Cinema From Spain, WINNER: New Filmmakers from Spain Award
  • 2013 New York Film Festival
  • 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest (United States), WINNER: Cinema Without Borders – Special Jury Award

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/60133181 



Director: Juanjo Giménez

United States, Spain, 2016

15 min, Spanish

Synopsis: Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day. Their jobs are as far as it can possibly be from what they wish to do with their lives or are they?

Festivals & Awards:

  • 2016 Cannes Film Festival (France), WINNER: Palme d’Or – Best Short Film
  • Gaudí Award for Best Short Film – 2017
  • Goya award for best short film – 2017
  • European Film Award for Best Short Film – 2017

Trailer: https://youtu.be/EtfI81Edspo