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Submission Terms and Conditions

About Glasgow Film Festival 

  1. Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) is one of the leading film festivals in the UK and run by Glasgow Film, a charity which also runs Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), registered address Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB and charity number SC005932. 
  2. The 17th edition of the Festival will take place 24 February – 7 March 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and will be a new hybrid model offering audience screenings in the cinema as well as online. 

Eligibility Criteria 

  1. The Festival welcomes unsolicited submissions in accordance with the regulations. 
  2. We accept only feature films or documentaries of 60 minutes or more. We do not accept short films. 
  3. All films submitted must be considered at minimum a Scottish premiere i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in Scotland prior to the 2021 festival. 
  4. When submitting your film please include details of any public screenings and festivals your film is being shown at before Glasgow Film Festival 2021, if known. 
  5. Films available publicly online are not acceptable. 
  6. Completion dates: projects completed after Sept 1 2019. Works in progress are not accepted. 
  7. Projects may originate from around the world. All non-English speaking films must be subtitled in English. 
  8. Submission waivers will not be granted. Glasgow Film Festival operates on a modest budget; the fee we charge pays a contribution towards the cost of submission administration including fees for our submission viewers. We aim to keep the fees as low as possible and this year have reduced our fees in light of the economic impact of the Coronavirus. 

Terms and Conditions of Entry 

  1. Entries should be submitted online via Film Freeway only. We do not accept entries by post. 
  2. Please ensure that you include a synopsis of no more than 200 words as you would like it to appear in the programme (NB: Please note that the Festival reserves the right to amend the copy submitted). 
  3. The Festival pays screening fees or alternatively a contribution towards your travel and accommodation to attend the festival should your film be selected. 
  4. By submitting your film, you agree that Glasgow Film Festival can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.
  5. Successful applicants will be required to supply a film print or video master for screening at GFF21. 
  6. Acceptable formats for cinema exhibition: DCP / Digital. 
  7. If you do not have DCP, we can provide formatting services for a fee.  
  8. The cost of shipping prints must be met by the sender. The festival will pay for one-way return shipping of prints (prints can be forwarded on to another festival after their screening at GFF by prior arrangement with the Print Traffic Coordinator). 
  9. If your film is selected for the festival, we will require: 
    1. Production still photos, digital 
    2. Photo of the director, digital 
    3. Biography / Filmography 
    4. Social media handles / hastags (if ready)
    5. Videoclip, trailer, any assets that can be used on social media 
  10. All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights must have been secured by the filmmaker(s) 
  11. Any film submitted to Glasgow Film Festival can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance.
  12. A screening committee determines which films shall be screened. Submissions are not guaranteed to be shown; all decisions of the committee are final. 
  13. The final selection and scheduling of films is at the discretion of the Festival Directors. 
  14. Submissions are non-refundable, Glasgow Film Festival cannot be held liable for materials lost or damaged 
  15. Unfortunately GFF cannot enter in to any discussion regarding films that are not selected for the Festival. 
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