Celebrating New Scottish Cinema with Dublin International Film Festival


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L-R: John Webster and Caroline Walker (Scottish Government), Allison Gardner (GFF), Grainne Humphreys (DIFF), May Miles Thomas, Douglas King, Darren Osborne & Owen Thomas.

At Glasgow Film Festival 2018, we were delighted to collaborate with Dublin International Film Festival on our country focus strand, Ireland: The Near Shore. Celebrating Ireland’s booming film industry, the strand presented new titles from some of the country’s bright new talents and its most experienced, inspirational filmmakers. Thanks to support from the Scottish Government, we were delighted to return the favour this October, presenting an evening of new Scottish Filmmaking Talent, screening GFF18 hits Voyageuse and Super November at Dublin’s Light House Cinema, followed by Q&As with directors May Miles Thomas and Douglas King

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Voyageuse director May Miles Thomas and producer Owen Thomas in conversation with DIFF Director Grainne Humphreys

May Miles Thomas said:
I was thrilled when Voyageuse was invited by GFF to screen at the Light House, Dublin. I’m grateful too to the Dublin Film Festival and the Scottish Government Office in Ireland for making me feel so welcome. As an independent filmmaker, it’s wonderful to screen my work in the wider world and to act as an ambassador for Scottish filmmaking. It was also great to spend time with my fellow filmmakers, Douglas King and Darren Osborne – I’m looking forward to Super November when it plays at the Glasgow Film Theatre later this month.

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L: Director Douglas King introduces Super November. R: Director Douglas King and actor Darren Osborne discuss the film.

Douglas King said:
Screening Super November in Dublin was fantastic. Thanks to GFF and DIFF we were able to spend a cracking day with fellow filmmakers May Miles Thomas and Owen Thomas. It was great to talk to students about how we made the film and I was blown away by the reaction from the audience during the screening. We were delighted the Q&A spilled into Dublin’s pubs afterwards. Overall it was a terrific celebration of Scottish films and filmmaking which we were delighted to have been a part of.

Allison Gardner said:
Voyageuse and Super November screened to sold out audiences at GFF18 and we were delighted to introduce Irish film fans to May Miles Thomas and Douglas King at the Light House Cinema. We’d also like to thank the Scottish Government for their support of Scottish Filmmaking Talent in making this special screening happen.

GFT hosts a special screening of Super November on Monday 26 November, followed by a Q&A with director Douglas King and actor Josie Long. We’ll also be announcing the GFF19 Country Focus in November. Be first to find out by signing up to our eNewsletters and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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