Day 5 of GFF17 saw a number screenings sell out at the GFT and CCA and three Special Events take place in different corners of the city. In the East End, there was the sold out Sound & Vision event Raving Iran at BAaD, southside in Govan was The Wee Govan Pipers at the Pearce Institute and north at The Glue Factory, David Lynch's Factory Photographs & La Jetee.
Presented in association with Sub Hub, an ongoing programme of cultural events from Sub Club, was Raving Iran - a film about Iran's illegal party scene. The screening was accompanied by Persian street food and DJ set by Tehran-born producer and host of the bi-weekly Paradise show on NTS Kasra V.
The local community was invited to Pearce Institute in Govan, where there was a free screening of the The Wee Govan Pipers, a film following a new generation of pipers as they learned to play with the help of tutors from the Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band. The audience also enjoyed hot drinks and cookies and a live performance by the Govan Schools Pipers Band, who were later joined by members of the Police Band.
At another sold out Special Event at The Glue Factory, Atmosphere presented a screening of Chris Marker's 1962 Science Fiction classic La Jetee with new live narration from Alasdair Hankinson and soundscape by sound artists Tim Shaw & Sébastien Piquemal. The performance incorporated mobile technology and the audience were asked to join a local area network and access a custom feed through their phone's browsers in order to hear the soundscape.
Later, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) and Australian composer Lawrence English, also known as HEXA created a live sonic response to David Lynch's Factory Photographs and local DJs played later into the night.