Glasgow Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Glasgow Film Festival
SINCE: 2005
WHERE: Glasgow, United Kingdom
WEBSITE: www.visitgff.glasgowfilm.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: GFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Scottish cinema to film lovers and offers screenings, discussions, festivals within the festival, workshops and the chance to meet filmmakers from around the world.

Glasgow Short Film Festival Announces Selection For 2012 International And Scottish Competitions

Glasgow Short Film Festival Announces Selection For 2012 International And Scottish Competitions

Glasgow Short Film Festival announced the selection for the 2012 competitions. Sixty-nine films will screen across International and Scottish competitions, including five Scottish films which have been selected for both competitions. The selection includes seven World Premieres, one International Premiere, three European Premieres, twenty-one UK Premieres and twenty Scottish Premieres.

Amongst the selected films are two films by Scottish musicians: John Maclean (The Beta Band) presents Pitch Black Heist, featuring Michael Fassbender, and Douglas Hart (The Jesus & Mary Chain) presents his fiction debut Long Distance Information, featuring Peter Mullan. Anarchic American animator Bill Plympton presents Guard Dog Global Jam, an extraordinary remake of his 2005 film Guard Dog, for which he enlisted seventy animators via the internet, each recreating a shot in their own style.

Audience favourite and multi-award winning Las Palmas, by Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm, features a toddler interacting with puppets to hilarious effect. Belgian filmmaker Rachel Lang presents the UK Premiere of her film White Turnips Make It Hard To Sleep, which recently won the prestigious Ingmar Bergman Award at Uppsala Short Film Festival. Kirkcaldy Man, Julian Schwanitz’s haunting documentary in search of champion darts player Jocky Wilson, makes its debut UK screening.

Each competition will be judged by an international jury of filmmakers, curators and writers, who will select the film they consider the most innovative and outstanding work in each programme. Audiences attending competition programmes will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite to win the Audience Award in each competition.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

15 Summers Later
Scottish Premiere / Perdo Collantes / Spain / 2011 / 5 min / Fiction {jathumbnail off}

Glasgow Film Festival returns February 17–27, 2011

Glasgow Film Festival returns February 17–27, 2011

The Glasgow Film Festival returns for it’s seventh year to the city of Glasgow, Scotland,  from February, 17–27, 2011.  The Festival will open on Thursday 17 February with the UK gala premiere of François Ozon’s crowd-pleasing comedy Potiche starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Set in small-town France in the 1970s, the film is pure delight, combining hilarious farce with withering social commentary. Catherine Deneuve has one of the best roles of her recent career […]