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Digital Industry Archive

Welcome to our online Glasgow Film Festival industry archive. Here, you can enjoy recordings of our industry events, catch up on what you've missed and explore what our digital programme has to offer.

Recordings of Past Events

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Making Independent Films in the Golden Age of Documentary

We were joined by documentary filmmakers Paul Sng and Jeanie Finlay as they discussed their filmmaking practices. They delved into topics including documentary ethics, representation, filming styles and how making independent feature documentaries is different to factual entertainment.

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Industry Focus 2023 - #ReclaimTheFrame

Celebrating 20 years since #ReclaimTheFrame started out as a women’s film festival each March, the charity’s work has grown to become a year-round and UK-wide project, reaching audiences through its network of 20+ cinemas, including GFT, as part of its call to action: #ReclaimTheFrame. With female-led UK releases taking a dip last year, its mission continues: advocating for equity in all film spaces.

Moderated by GFF programmer Tomiwa Folorunso, we were joined by Director Melanie Iredale and Xuanlin Tham, Impact Producer for Scotland, to talk about their plans for Reclaim The Frame going forwards.

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Industry Focus 2023 - Scottish Books to Screen

Scotland has always always been a country with a strong literary tradition and with the recent success of Mayflies and the recent announcements of A24 and BBC Scotland's adaptation of Shuggie Bain and Synchronicity Film's Young Team, there's never been a better time for adapting Scottish works for the screen. Stuart Cosgrove joined us to talk about adapting his book Cassius X and his IP company Boy313.

Industry Focus 2022 - Spotlight: Kate Dickie

As part of GFF Industry Focus 2022, we were joined by multi-award winning Scottish actor Kate Dickie, where she discussed her career spanning the stage and screen. Some of her most well-known credits include Game of Thrones, The Nest, The Green Knight, Robert Eggers' The Witch and his latest feature The Northman.

Industry Focus 2022 - Scottish Production Boom

With an increasing amount of productions filming in Scotland in the last couple of years, Scotland’s screen sector is now seemingly booming. But what does this number practically mean for local filmmaking talent?

To help answer this question, GFF Industry Focus invited a panel of experts, which included barry crerar producer Ciara Barry, and Good Omens Showrunner Douglas MacKinnon, to examine the current state of the Scottish industry, what this ‘boom’ means for Scottish filmmakers, and the consequences of these developments on the sector.

Short Circuit: Sharp Shorts Q&A

Sharp Shorts is a new opportunity for Scotland’s most exciting emerging creatives to shake up the form and distinctively stamp the nation on the filmmaking map. Nine short films were chosen to be funded for this initiative and are now in production.

During this Q&A session, those interested in applying for Sharp Shorts will have the chance to hear directly from the Short Circuit Talent Executives - Alice Whittemore and Mar Vila Barcelo. For full details about Sharp Shorts, visit:

Short Circuit: Concept to Script with Adura Onashile & Rosie Crerar

Are you a writer with a short story, a play, or just a great idea that you would like to turn into a film? Short Circuit invited award winning Glasgow-based artist, Adura Onashile and Producer of Adura’s first short film, Rosie Crerar, to discuss the creative process behind the making of Expensive Shit, and how to develop a project from concept to screen.

Short Circuit: Short Film Festival Strategies with Kathleen McInnis

Have you completed your short film, and not know what to do next? Are you confused by the huge selection of festivals around the world, and not know which ones to submit to? Short Circuit invited producer/programmer and festival strategist Kathleen McInnis to explore the variety of avenues available to you and your short film’s journey, maximising the use of the global film festival circuit.

Industry Connects: Festival Collaboration

Curious about the role festivals can play in your film's release strategy? GFF Co-Director, Allan Hunter, and Festival Director of Dublin International Film Festival, Grainne Humphreys, joined us for this live streamed session to provide an insight into the special relationship between Glasgow and Dublin and how a premiere at their festivals can benefit filmmakers. We also heard from the filmmakers behind Arracht, Tom Sullivan and Cúán Mac Conghail, about the journey their films have taken after screening at both Glasgow and Dublin festivals.

Short Circuit: From Shorts to Features with Peter Mackie Burns

Glasgow-based director Peter Mackie Burns joins Short Circuit to give insight and advice to new and emerging filmmakers. He discusses starting out in film and how his career path developed from creating award-winning short film Milk to his recent second feature Rialto. Ray Tallan, Head of Film at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, hosts the conversation.

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