Havana Glasgow Film Festival 2021


16 – 21 November, 2021

The UK’s only Film Festival celebrating Cuban Film and Culture

As the festival goes into its seventh year, HGFF is proud to  share and celebrate Cuba’s inspiring culture and achievements during one of the toughest points in its history. Despite the challenges of COVID19, increased sanctions, food shortages and dramatic changes in weather, Cuba remains resilient and resourceful with an enduring ability to not just survive but adapt and, as co-director Hugo Rivalta puts it, ‘keep standing’. Cuban people are adept at expressing these challenges creatively and it is this resourcefulness – and extraordinariness – that is being highlighted this year in a hybrid Festival of online and live screenings.

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running for the revolution

Opening Night

With directors Mark Craig and Eduardo Flores Torres  in-person to discuss their films ‘Running for the Revolution’ and ‘Fidel Up Close’.

fidel up close

Featured director this year, is acclaimed filmmaker Arturo Sotto, who will also be live at the Festival to present four of his films.

Friday 19 November, 2021

Cuba’s approach to sustainability with 2 new documentaries, a shorts programme and panel discussion.

Sunday 21 November, 2021

The director of ‘Queens of the Revolution’ will join the festival for a live streamed Q&A to discuss her portrait of a cultural centre that paved the road for LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba.

Sunday 21 November,2021 at CCA – El Techno / The Roof

Havana Glasgow film Festival: El Techno – The Roof

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Havana Glasgow film Festival: El Techno – The Roof
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