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Submissions for Glasgow Film Festival 2020 are now OPEN.

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We accept submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway 

Thank you for considering Glasgow Film Festival. We are committed to supporting emerging talent and providing audiences with the opportunity to see the best of world cinema.

We're currently on the lookout for fiction, documentary, animation and experimental features to be included in our 2020 programme. Films selected through the submission process have played to enthusiastic crowds at Glasgow over the years and gone on to secure wider distribution. 

GFF is a major date in the festival calendar, with many UK distributors and exhibitors attending who could bring your film to the UK market. Perfectly placed in February as a launch pad for spring and summer releases, GFF provides a high profile platform for film professionals, introducing some of the best new films to the UK's discerning audiences, film industry and press.

Ten submitted films were screened at GFF19: Dead Good, Pause, Julia Blue, Kia and Cosmos, The Felling of Being Watched, Connect, Love Movie, The Science of Ghosts, Final Ascent and Float Like a Butterfly.

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Director Rehana Rose

Before submitting my first feature doc, I read with interest that the Glasgow Film Festival team pride themselves on watching every submission, especially those coming through independently. That was such good news for a first time filmmaker to hear! From that point on I felt very loved and cared for as many different members of the festival got in touch with me to organise various logistics. Every one of them (and there were many) were so enthusiastic and their attention to detail was second to none. I also really appreciated their patience with me. I attended the festival for our two screenings and managed to fit in a few industry events too. Networking was really inclusive and fun. It was also lovely to put faces to names of many of the team. And our screenings were fantastic –A wonderful Q&A with programmer Chris with the audience very keen to ask many questions. I truly love film festivals that have a good mix of industry and public attendance. And I fell in love with Glasgow…

Rehana Rose, director Dead Good​ (GFF19)

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It was such an amazing feeling to see the Scottish audience supporting the film so wholeheartedly… My gratitude for that support is hard to express in words. Glasgow Film Festival will be etched in my memory forever.

Alankrita Shrivastava, Director, Lipstick Under My Burkha, GFF17 Audience Award winner

We accept submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway


Early BirdCloses 23 August 2019
RegularCloses 13 September 2019
LateCloses 4 October 2019
ExtendedCloses 25 October 2019

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