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Glasgow is one of the friendliest film festivals on the planet with a wide-ranging programme that celebrates every corner of world cinema and provides a fantastic showcase for the best of Scottish film. The 2021 edition will take place from Wednesday 24 February 24 to Sunday 7 March from our beloved Glasgow Film Theatre and at selected venues across the city. 

The Festival has a long tradition of championing new talent and ensuring that the very best films from the annual submissions are given a platform in the public programme. 2020 submissions that screened at the Festival include Allan Deberton’s poignant debut feature Pacarrete, Rob Christopher’s documentary Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago and Josh David Gordon’s This World Won’t Break.

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A programme that skims the best of bubbling-underworld cinema while placing old classics into sparkling new context.

David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Our popular Special Events are of legendary status: from coming-of-age classic Dazed and Confused with retro pre-movie roller disco, to Bowie's iconic turn The Man Who Fell to Earth screened among the cosmos at Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium via an unforgettable screening of Con Air at a Secret Location - expect the unexpected! Crossing the Line is our artist and the moving image programme, celebrating filmmakers who experiment with form and content to create new ways of experiencing the moving image. Crossing the Line is world-renowned and home to our Margaret Tait Award. Celebrating Scotland’s brilliant, booming music scene, Sound & Vision presents the very best of sonic cinema – music documentaries, live performance, exhibitions and specially-commissioned soundtracks. All this and more, from the vibrant and creative city of Glasgow!

Watch the video to get an overview of Glasgow Film Festival in under 4 minutes!

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Fantastic festival! Informal, fun, thought-provoking and a permanent fixture in our diary.

Audience Member, 2016
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