Big screen talent attending GFF2022

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Many famous folk expected in town for this years film festival

Walking the red carpet between 2 – 13 March will be: Alan Cumming, Jack Lowden, Martin Compston, Lulu, Armando Iannucci, Sienna Guillory and Anders Danielsen Lie.

Directors attending Premieres

Directors including Ruth Paxton, Iciar Bollain, Thomas Robsahm and Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic will attend their premieres at the festival

Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) has announced a raft of big screen talent gracing the GFT red carpet between 2 – 13 March.

Famous faces coming to town include:

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My Old School

Alan Cumming, Lulu, Dawn Steele and director Jono McLeod at the European premiere of My Old School, the incredible true story of Bearsden Academy pupil Brandon Lee and his unmasking as a 30-something trying to restart his life (3 March)

Glasgow-born creative force Armando Iannucci with a very special live ‘In Conversation’ event, looking back over his  wide-ranging, multi-media career distinguished by his brilliant feel for character, unforgettable dialogue and razor-sharp wit (6 March)

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Star of the Oscar-nominated anti-rom-com The Worst Person In The World Anders Danielsen Lie (4 March)

Scottish star Jack Lowden at the Scottish premiere of Terence Davies’ acclaimed Siegfried Sassoon biopic Benediction (7 March)


Martin Compston attending a 20th anniversary screening of the film that launched his career as one of Scotland’s most high-profile actors, Sweet Sixteen, alongside fellow cast and crew including Rebecca O’Brien and Paul Laverty (13 March)

GFF will also welcome acclaimed and up-and-coming behind-the-camera talents including:

Scottish director Ruth Paxton for the Scottish premiere of her highly anticipated debut feature A Banquet, alongside lead actor Sienna Guillory (5 March)



GFF favourite Iciar Bollain ( Yuli, Rosa’s Wedding) with the UK premiere of Maixabel, a powerful and moving insight into modern day Spain that recently won three of the country’s prestigious Goya Awards (8 March)

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Wake Up Punk

Director Nigel Askew and protagonist Joe Corre (son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood) for the World Premiere of the new documentary on the commodification of counter-culture Wake Up Punk (12 March)

Norwegian director Thomas Robsahm attending the UK premiere of his new feature documentary about Norway’s first pop superstars a-ha The Movie (4 March)

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The Camera D’or winning Croatian director of GFF22 closing film Murina, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic (13 March)


The eighteenth annual celebration of cinema will host 10 World premieres, 4 European premieres, 65 UK premieres, and 13 Scottish premieres. Buy tickets for festival films

More Q&As and guests will be added for each day of the festival so keep an eye on GFF website for latest updates. 

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