Feature submissions for GFF17 are now closed.
Those being shown at this year's festival will be announced on January 18.
The 2016 Glasgow Film Festival was the most successful event in the festival’s twelve-year history. Buoyant audience figures, sold-out premieres and star guests all combined to create a buzz of excitement across the city. The festival opened on February 17th with the UK premiere of Joel and Ethan Coen's all-star Hollywood satire Hail, Caesar! and concluded on February 28th with the UK premiere of the Oscar-nominated Anomalisa. The festival hosted more then 60 UK premieres, achieved a record-breaking 42,000 admissions and welcomed an array of local and international guests including Richard Gere, directors Lucile Hadzihaliliovic, Ben Wheatley and Joachim Trier, actors Shirley Henderson, Hannah Murray and Roland Møller, legendary stuntman Vic Armstrong and screenwriter Alexandre Baciu.
The continuing popularity of the festival’s free Behind The Scenes events and the huge success of the inaugural Industry Focus means that Glasgow more than ever is a festival for people who love movies and for people who are serious about making them. Glasgow Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging talent and providing audiences with the opportunity to see the best of world cinema. GFF's strands include the best of new Scottish and British features, art/experimental film and video, gaming, music, documentaries and an annual country focus. 2017’s country of focus will be announced in the coming months.
Stephen Ringer, Writer / Director, Weepah Way For Now.
Not only did GFF include our film but they also genuinely cared about it and its presentation to UK audiences. For a festival of such quality to look at and consider films that arrive with little to no fanfare speaks to the quality of the people behind the festival.
Andy Seklir, Director, Man Vs Snake.
Everyone at GFF was incredibly gracious and supportive of our film and I would highly recommend filmmakers to submit their films.