Southside Film Festival 2018

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1st – 3rd June 2018

Bringing film back to the Southside

For this year’s programme  inspiration has been taken from the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People with lots of films for young people, about young people and programmed by young people.

Kids can roll out of bed in their PJs and come along to a morning film and sing along to the joyful fun animation Sing.

The Cinemor 77 Yurt

The Cinemor 77 yurt is back in New Victoria Gardens with screenings for all ages! Check out Wes Anderson’s animated version of the Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox, the acclaimed and Oscar nominated stop-motion My Life as a Zucchini and The Story of a Weeping Camel, a beautiful film about two boys and a camel in Mongolia. Also in the yurt is the hilarious and touching film Hunt for the Wilderpeople directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) about 13 year old Ricky who goes on the run in New Zealand.

Also screening a classic French new wave film about adolescense, The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) directed by Francois Truffaut with support from Alliance Francaise Glasgow.

Autism friendly screening. Paddington 2SupERkids – programmed by Southside based autism support group.

Still from Wild Style 

Taking a look at the youth movements of the past, with a screening of hip hop classic Wild Style with a live graffiti performance and a DJ set of old-school hip hop classics at Kinning Park Complex on Friday night. Don’t sleep on this, tickets will go fast!

For the grown ups: revisiting a love of horror and thrillers with a screening of the most talked about horror film of 2017 Get Out in the yurt at New Victoria Gardens and a late night screening of John Carpenter’s classic The Fog in the main pool at Govanhill Baths.

Marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of SCND, the festival will screen the archive documentary Atomic-Living in Dread & Promise directed by Mark Cousins with a soundtrack by Mogwai that looks at look at the atomic age. Also screening: Benchmark 6, a fictional documentary short by Greenock based filmmaker a fictional documentary directed by David Newbigging about a possible nuclear accident on the Clyde. This screening is a fundraiser for SCND who will join us for Q&A.

Dementia Friendly Screening

Raising money for Alzheimers Scotland and marking Dementia Awareness Week with the festival’s  first dementia friendly screening. Don’t miss the chance to see the classical musical starring Judy Garland Meet Me in St Louis at new screening venue Langside Church in Battlefield.

Social Housing

Looking at current social housing crisis in the Southside of Glasgow with old and new films Dispossession – The Great Social Housing Swindle directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods) and narrated by Maxine Peake. Accompanying this will be a silent short film called Let Glasgow Flourish made by the Dawn Cine Group in the 1950s in Merrylee, South Glasgow during a protest of the proposed sale of council houses. Followed this screening at The Glad Cafe will be a discussion on social housing and gentrification.

Special screening of silent experimental shorts

Also in The Glad Cafe, on Saturday night there will be a special screening of silent experimental shorts with a live soundtrack from Glasgow based musician Richard Youngs, composed especially for this screening of seminal 20th century surrealist short films.  

Still from Un Chien Andalou

The Southside Filmmakers Awards

As always, the festival will bring things to a close with The Southside Filmmakers Awards – short films will be selected after a call out for films from local filmmakers or for films made, in or about Southside Glasgow. The award will be voted for by the audience.

World Premiere – Starcache

Continuing with support for local filmmakers Southside Film Festival is proud to host the world premiere of Starcache, a no budget Scottish comedy horror, written and directed by home grown talent Douglas Sannachan – who acted in Gregory’s Girl and That Sinking Feeling. This is his first film as a writer/director and he will be at the screening for a Q&A. 

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