The thirteenth annual Glasgow Film Festival will run from 15–26 February 2017.
The full programme will be launched on the evening of 18 January, with tickets on sale to GFF members from 10am on 19 January and then on general sale from 10am on 23 January.
Tickets for the Opening and Closing Galas: will be available from 9 January. GFF Membership is available to buy now for only £10, offering four days of advance booking, and discounts. Existing GFT CineCard members will automatically have GFF membership. Full information.
Notable guests visiting the festival in recent years have included Richard Gere, Alan Rickman, Joss Whedon, Terry Gilliam, John C Reilly, Saoirse Ronan, Richard Dreyfuss, Jonathan Glazer, Richard Johnson, Gemma Arterton, Ben Wheatley, Cliff Curtis, David Robert Mitchell, Carol Morley, Gemma Jones, Jason Priestley, Neil Jordan, agnés b., Armando Iannucci, Jack O’Connell, Dexter Fletcher, Peter Mullan, George Sluizier, Peter Capaldi, Ty West, Richard Ayoade, Eli Roth and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
The twelfth annual festival, in 2016, opened with the UK premiere of the Coen Brothers’ star-studded Hail, Caesar!. Over 42,000 admissions were logged for GFF16, cementing its position as the third-largest film festival in the UK.
Imagineer Debuting in Glasgow this December, Glasgow Science Festival presents ‘Imagineer’, an exciting new show that blends comedy, music and theatre to explore engineering. Inspired by engineers and developed by the award-winning writers of ‘Chasing the Waves’ (2016), join techno-optimist Alice and begruntled artist Blake as they embark on a journey to the past, present […]
The Coach House, 84 Belmont Lane, G12 8EN Saturday 24 Jun 10:30am Free entry www.thecht.co.uk Come and join us for our fabulous fun filled family market in Kelvinbridge. There will be sales of plants, arts & Crafts, home baking, tea & coffee, a BBQ, art gallery and musical entertainment. There will also be children’s activities […]
27 Feb 2017 The winner of the third annual Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival has been announced as Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha. Shrivastava was presented with the award by Doctor Who and Broadchurch star David Tennant at the Glasgow Film Theatre before the festival’s Closing Gala, the World Premiere of Mad […]
Some films I saw at GFF2017 It’s impossible to make it along to every film at Glasgow Film Festival; unfortunately due to other commitments, I didn’t get to see Lauren Howes’67 Was Golden and the Falls Keep Falling – part of the festival strand Crossing The Line Neither am I going to catch Bart Simpson’s […]
The action in Pawno is based around a pawn shop, where the owner Les Underwood, played by John Brumpton, helps people out and sorts them out in equal measure. His assistant Danny, Damian Hill, who also wrote the script, is younger and softer with a romantic, dreamy disposition that contrasts with his boss’s abrasiveness. […]
Handsome Devil, the Irish comedy-drama was a great choice for kicking off Glasgow Film Festival, 2017 Directed by John Butler, the cast includes Irish actors Fionn O’Shea, Nicolas Galitzine, Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty in Sherlock) and Moe Dunford. The film tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Ned (played by Fionn O’Shea) and Conor […]
More than seventy guests have attended this year’s festival including many directors, cast members and producers. Festival Q&As are a great chance to ask questions and hear from the guests themselves after screenings. Upcoming Q&As Saturday 25 Feb 11.45 Fashionista Director Simon Rumley and actor Amanda Fuller will attend this screening at GFT 14.20 Bloodlands […]
David Lynch: The Art Life GFT 24 and 25 February, 2017 Who better to tell the David Lynch story than the man himself? In a lengthy interview recorded at his painting studio in the hills above Hollywood, Lynch recalls his youth among the white picket fences of suburban America, his awkward adolescence and all the […]
It’s time to quake in fear again, as FrightFest returns to the open arms of Glasgow Film Festival. This year, you can expect a shivering selection of the finest fear-stokers from around the globe. This forensically assembled line-up has been chosen on the basis that it has something new and unique to offer; something inspiring […]
Berlin Syndrome 25 – 26 February, 2017 GFT Cate Shortland ventures into Nicolas Roeg territory with a gripping psychological thriller based on the acclaimed novel by Melanie Joosten. Australian photographer Clare (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) is on a trip to Berlin when she meets charismatic charmer Andi (Max Riemelt). There is an instant attraction and […]
Glasgow-based Artist Sarah Forrest Announced as Recipient of 2017 Margaret Tait Award At the world premiere of Kate Davis’ Margaret Tait Award commission Charity (2017) on Monday 20 February, Glasgow Film Festival presented the 2017 Margaret Tait Award to Glasgow-based artist Sarah Forrest. Forrest will receive a £10,000 commission to produce a new work to […]
Tickets available GFT Box Office
6.15pm, £10 (£8 concessions), Theatre Ages: N/C 12+ Tickets via GFF / 0141 332 6535 Related CCA Events Glasgow Film Festival 2017 Thu 16 February — Sun 26 February 2017 Inspired by a real incident, The Teacher is a darkly witty, immensely entertaining tale in which a little power leads to a lot of corruption. […]
1.15pm, £10 (£8 concessions), Theatre Ages: N/C 12+ Tickets via GFF / 0141 332 6535 Related CCA Events Glasgow Film Festival 2017 Thu 16 February — Sun 26 February 2017 Compassion is a luxury that few feel they can afford in The Good Postman, a sad, timely documentary capturing conflicting responses to migrants seeking a […]
Renowned for transforming some of the city’s best-loved venues into unforgettable pop-up cinemas, Glasgow Film Festival is thrilled to be bringing you some very special events as part of GFF17… Films include: MOVE Joytown Grand Electric Theatre , 42-48 New City Road, Glasgow, G4 9JT Sat 18 Feb (17.30) Rarely seen archive film will be […]
Contemporary Color CCA 18 and19 February, 2017 When legendary musician David Byrne was approached about using some of his music in a high school color guard routine, he began to look into the tradition. A hybrid of marching band, cheerleading and rhythmic gymnastics, with added spinning flags, color guard is a unique tradition practiced at […]
Singing in Graveyards Glasgow Film Festival 19 and 23 February, 2017 At 68, Pepe has given his life to impersonating Filipino rock legend Joey ‘Pepe’ Smith, and now finds himself alone and penniless, living on the borders of reality. When the real Pepe Smith decides to mount a comeback show, he enlists his impersonator to […]
Raving Iran Glasgow Film Festival BAad, Barras Art and Design, 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow G40 2SB 19 February, 2017 6 p.m. Anoosh and Arash continually risk their freedom in order to share music in their home of Tehran, where Western music is banned and sharing it is a punishable offence. Tired of hiding, the duo […]
Thu 16 February 2017 8.15pm, £10 (£8 concessions), Cinema Ages: N/C 15+ Tickets via GFF / 0141 332 6535 Related CCA Events Glasgow Film Festival 2017 Thu 16 February — Sun 26 February 2017 Sitcom noir, or maybe Tex Avery splatter. Steven desperately wants to be a “colour crime movie writer”, but he can only […]
16 February 2017 OranMor “ (…) come on, ladies. God wouldn’t have given you maracas if He didn’t want you to shake ‘em.” Ever dreamed of stepping in the shoes of Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze? Book your tickets for Dirty Dancing and you’ll have the chance to do just that. Watch a dancefloor-shaking performance, […]
Omid Djalili Schmuck for a Night King’s Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN Sunday 19 March 7.30pm Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary Edinburgh Festival performances is returning to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy […]
Thursday 16 (6.30 p.m.)and Friday 17 ( 1.15pm) February 2017 6.30pm, £10 (£8 concessions), Theatre, Ages: N/C 15+ Tickets via GFF / 0141 332 6535 Related CCA Events Glasgow Film Festival 2017 Thu 16 February — Sun 26 February 2017 An inspiring tale of the fight against adversity, Where to, Miss? is the story of […]
6.30pm Free but ticketed, Clubroom Ages: N/C 15+ Ticket available from CCA Box office on the day Related CCA Events Glasgow Film Festival 2017 Thu 16 February — Sun 26 February 2017 Creating sound for film and TV is a mysterious world, evoking images of massive studios filled with gravel pits, hammers and a large […]
19 and 20 February, 2017 Rachel Lambert proves herself a talent to watch with this brooding, atmospheric first feature, produced by Jeff Nichols. Andrew (Michael Abbott Jr) drifts back to his hometown in Kentucky but is wary of any contact with his family. Everything seems too painful, any confrontation fraught with misunderstanding. His sister Laura […]
The Princess Bride Family Friendly 25 February, 2017 Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure at Maryhill Burgh Halls! Join our Treasure Hunt for a chance to find hidden treats, then enter the enchanted forest to see a stunning fencing performance. Rediscover the magical and timeless story of The Princess Bride, where brave Wesley is fighting […]
First Programme Announcements and Tickets On Sale For Glasgow Film Festival 2017 Exclusive Live Music Performance Exclusive live music performance to be simulcast across the UK following screening of Niall McCann’s Lost In France – Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Emma Pollock, Paul Savage (The Delgados) and RM Hubbert re-unite live on-stage for […]