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Glasgow Film Festival 2015

World Premiers, Scottish Premiers, Special Events, Youth Film Festival and Short Film Festival
18 February – 3 March, 2015

GFF15: William McIlvanney, Living With Words review Pat Byrne

Very sad news that William McIlvanney has died today – 5 December, 2015 An absolute triumph for GFF15 – the world premiere was produced by Gill Parry and  filmed and directed by Maurice O’Brien. A documentary about William McIlvanney, Kilmarnock writer and vanguard of Scotland’s Tartan Noir. Only half an hour long, the film captured […]

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X + Y, Glasgow Film Festival 2015 review Pat Byrne

Now showing GFT I went along this morning (Friday 13 April) to the GFT for the press screening of X + Y.  I’m not a huge fan of coming of age films and the subject matter didn’t sound terribly appealing – Nathan is a teenager with autism, who is also a maths prodigy, pursuing a […]

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Glasgow Film Festival Margaret Tait Award – Nominations for 2015 now open

Glasgow Film Festival are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the sixth year of the Margaret Tait Award, supported by Creative Scotland and LUX. The aim of the Margaret Tait Award is to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image, providing a high profile platform for them to […]

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GSFF Short Com with Greg Hemphill CCA Sat 14 March 2015

Glasgow Short Film FestivalShort Com with Greg Hemphill CCA Sat 14 March 2015 9.15pm, £6 (£5), TheatreAges 15+Tickets via GSFF Short Com is delighted to make its return to Glasgow Short Film Festival for 2015. Short Com is a regular showcase of the finest independent comic shorts around, by new comedic filmmaking talent, chosen from […]

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GFF15, Glasgow Short Film Festival, CCA, 12 – 15 March

Glasgow Short Film Festival Thu 12 March — Sun 15 March 2015 CCA Tickets via Glasgow Short Film Festival Glasgow Open Dance SchoolAfro Fusion Workshop with Nandi Bhebhe Sun 15 March 2015 Glasgow Short Film FestivalScottish Competition 2: Dark Days Fri 13 March 2015 Glasgow Short Film FestivalScottish Competition 1: Parenthood Thu 12 March 2015 […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2015 Critics’ Choice. Top Ten Films

  Inaugural Critics’ Choice  Glasgow Film Festival today (5 March, 2015) announced their inaugural Critics’ Choice: a list of the ten films which scored most highly in a vote from GFF’s accredited press corps. All accredited reviewers attending the festival were invited to submit their three favourite films from the whole programme, with numerical values assigned […]

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Programme: Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015

11th _ 15th March, 2015 Glasgow’s Annual Celebration of Short Film Hosting biggest programme todate with over 200 films including six world premieres and twelve UK premierest . The Scottish premieres of unique walking tour A Wall Is A Screen and the stunning Vertical Cinema, plus a focus on new Ukrainian voices, Greg Hemphill hosting […]

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AlgoRhythm by Marianne Wilson, GFF15, Thur 26 February, 2015

At The Art School Glasgow Film Festival 2015 Director: Marianne Wilson AlgoRhythm is a series of collaborative art and music events that brings together practitioners from a variety of creative fields who specialise in the use of technology in their practice. The event manifests in the form of a live performance and installation that explores […]

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Glasgow Film Festival Three Hearts Tue 24 February 2015 CCA

Glasgow Film FestivalThree Hearts Tue 24 February 2015 CCA 8.30pm, £9 (£7 concessions), Theatre, Ages 15+Tickets via Glasgow Film Festival Related CCA Events Glasgow Film Festival 2015 Three hearts rarely beat as one in this handsome, intricately plotted melodrama, played to perfection by some of France’s best actors. Tax inspector Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) misses the […]

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Glasgow Film Festival GFF15 Festival Club Until Sat 28 February 2015

Glasgow Film FestivalGFF15 Festival Club Until Sat 28 February 2015 CCA Freewww.glasgowfilm.org/festivalclub The Festival Club will be open in the Terrace Bar every night during the festival for anyone with a GFF ticket: come and meet fellow cineastes, rub shoulders with visiting stars, or get into a debate about the new premiere you’ve just seen. […]

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Old Fruitmarket, 1 March

The Adventures of Prince Achmed In partnership with Fruitmarket Nights: Classic Silent MoviesOld FruitmarketSunday 1 March, 2015 18.30 | £14 (£12); £5 for under-26s | Tickets available from Glasgow Concert Halls and GFT Box Office Lotte Reiniger’s classic silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed inspires a remarkable East-West fusion from the phenomenal French bass player […]

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Life’s a Beach, GFT Thursday 26–Friday 27 February 2015

Life’s a BeachN/C 12+ GFT Thursday 26–Friday 27 February Life’s a Beach is a moving and beautifully shot documentary about one man’s fight to live outside the system; to live for and by himself; to be free. Jerry ‘Mungo’ Francis is a local legend. Using driftwood, fishing debris and old car parts, he builds his […]

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Radiator, GFT Wednesday 25–Thursday 26 February, 2015

RadiatorN/C 12+ GFT  Wednesday 25–Thursday 26 February Buy tickets online Veteran British actor Richard Johnson (The Haunting, Khartoum) gives a beautifully understated, deeply moving performance in this inspirational low-budget British debut feature. Leonard (Johnson) and Maria (Gemma Jones) have spent forty years in a remote Cumbrian cottage but it has now become a prison, crammed […]

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Anastasia Thursday 26 February GFT

AnastasiaU Thursday 26 February GFT Hollywood welcomed back Ingrid Bergman from professional exile with a second Best Actress Oscar for her magnificent, wide-ranging performance in Anastasia. In the Paris of 1928, Russian emigree General Bounine (Yul Brynner) is determined to prove that the Grand Duchess Anastasia survived the 1917 revolution and is alive and well […]

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GFF15, Murder on the Orient Express, Trades Halls, 25 Feb 2015

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William McIlvanney: Living With Words (World Premiere) Mon 23 February GFT

William McIlvanney: Living With Words (World Premiere), Glasgow Film Festival Mon 23 Feb, 2015 6.30pm, GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB Director: Maurice O’Brian Cast: William McIlvanney, Hugh McIlvanney, David Hayman and Ian Rankin Universally revered as the ‘Godfather of Tartan Noir’, William McIlvanney is one of the most recognisable names in Scottish literature. […]

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GFF15, Clouds of Sils Maria, 22 and 23 February, 2015

Clouds of Sils Maria GFT Sunday 22–Monday 23 February There are strong echoes of All About Eve in this complex, compelling drama from Olivier Assayas starring a luminous Juliette Binoche as a performer confronted by the inevitable passage of time. Twenty years after she made her name in an acclaimed stage play, world renowned Maria […]

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GFF15, 52 Tuesdays, CCA, 22 and 23 February, 2015

Glasgow Film Festival52 Tuesdays CCA Sun 22 February — Mon 23 February 2015 Sun 22 February, 8.45pm / Mon 23 February, 1.30pm, £9 (£7 concessions), Theatre, Ages 15+Tickets via Glasgow Film Festival Related CCA Events Glasgow Film Festival 2015 Wed 18 February — Sun 1 March 2015 An award-winning triumph from Sundance to Berlin, 52 […]

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Pressure, GFT, Mon 23 and Tues 24 February, 2015

Four men. Claustrophobia. Paranoia. Incarceration. Survival. Pressure is about all these things and more as four deep-sea divers become trapped in their saturation bell at the bottom of the ocean off the Kenyan coast. Starring Matthew Goode and Danny Huston , the film is reminiscent of existential no-escape thrillers like Solaris, 127 Hours or Apollo […]

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival Opening Gala, Friday 6 February 2015

            GYFF Opening Gala: The Signal15 GFT Friday 6 February – 8.15 p.m. Nic, Hailey and Jonah, three MIT students, embark upon on a road trip across America’s southwest. Their mission is to track an elusive computer genius: a hacker known only as Nomad who has managed to expose flaws in the college’s […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2015, Power Suit Yourself

Power Suit Yourself: Mildred PiercePG Saturday 21 February – 1 p.m. CCA – Film Joan Crawford suits up for the role of Mildred Pierce in this 1940s American noir by Michael Curtiz . Determined to provide her aspirational daughter with the luxuries of life, Mildred works her way up to become an independent and successful […]

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GFF 2015, Scottish Premiere Shaun The Sheep Movie, Wed 4 February

Scottish Premiere Shaun The Sheep Movie Wednesday 4 February, 2015 – 6 p.m. Glasgow Film Festival runs from 18 February – 1 March 2015. Start Glasgow Film Festival early with the Scottish premiere ofShaun The Sheep Movie! ★★★★ ‘Generous, inclusive and genuinely inspiring’ – The Guardian★★★★ ‘Purely charming… tickles the same neglected folds of your […]

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Press Launch, Glasgow Film Festival, 2015

Download Glasgow Film Festival Brochure 18th February – 1st March, 2015 174 events including 11 world premieres I went along tonight to the launch of  for the eleventh Glasgow Film Festival – the programme looks brilliant. Described as ‘an exciting, innovative, audience-focused festival packed with UK, European and World premieres’. The opening gala will show […]

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See Glasgow Differently: Glasgow Film Festival celebrates the Cinema City in 2015.

In the 1930s, Glasgow was known as the ‘Cinema City’, as it had the highest ratio of cinemas per head of population anywhere in the world. Back courts behind tenements, former ice-skating rinks and warehouses were converted into picture houses; beautiful, purpose-built cinemas still grace the city’s architecture to this day, although often their glory […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2015 First Events Announced

Glasgow Film Festival 2015 First Events Announced Glasgow Film Festival 18 February – 1 March, 2015 Glasgow Film Festival is delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the first six events from its 2015 programme. The festival has grown a reputation for unique screenings in unusual venues – pop-up cinema events that bring the […]

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Glasgow Film Festival GFF15 Festival Club Thu 19 February — Sat 28 February 2015 CCA

  lasgow Film FestivalGFF15 Festival Club Thu 19 February — Sat 28 February 2015 CCA     Freewww.glasgowfilm.org/festivalclub The Festival Club will be open in the Terrace Bar every night during the festival for anyone with a GFF ticket: come and meet fellow cineastes, rub shoulders with visiting stars, or get into a debate about […]

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