Get ready for your close-up: Gala films mean red carpet nights at Glasgow Film Festival. There’s always a buzz of anticipation for the very first glimpse of some of the year’s hot new releases. Will you see a future award winner, a potential classic, maybe a drama that haunts your memory or a comedy that you need to tell everyone about? Gala nights also mean top-notch guests. What questions would you like to ask your favourite director? This is your chance to hear all the answers straight from the people who make our movies magic. Keep checking the website as our special gala guests are announced throughout January and February, and we’ll see you on the red carpet…

Films in this Festival Strand

Image for 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (N/C 15+)
26-27 February

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) (N/C 15+)

A moving, lump-in-the-throat love story is matched by a celebration of the power of activism.

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for Closing Gala: Nae Pasaran (N/C 8+)
Closing Gala: Nae Pasaran (N/C 8+) is Sold out 4 March

Closing Gala: Nae Pasaran (N/C 8+)

The World Premiere of Felipe Bustos Sierra's documentary

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for Custody (N/C 15+)
27-28 February

Custody (N/C 15+)

Director ​Xavier Legrand and actor Denis Ménochet will attend the screening on Tue 27 Feb

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for In The Fade (N/C 15+)
27-28 February

In The Fade (N/C 15+)

Award-winning, emotionally charged revenge drama starring Diane Kruger

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for Journeyman (N/C 15+)
27 February

Journeyman (N/C 15+)

Director Paddy Considine will be in attendance at the screening of this intelligent and heartfelt story of sporting struggle

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for Love, Simon (12A)
2-3 March

Love, Simon (12A)

A fresh, funny, inspirational take on growing up and coming out

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for Madame (N/C 15+)
28 February - 1 March

Madame (N/C 15+)

Pedro Almodóvar favourite Rossy de Palma sparkles in this modern day Cinderella story

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (12A)
3-4 March

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (12A)

An engrossing political drama with a magnetic central performance from Liam Neeson

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for The Bookshop (N/C 15+)
2-3 March

The Bookshop (N/C 15+)

​Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel is brought to the big screen

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for The Party's Just Beginning (N/C 15+)
24-25 February

The Party's Just Beginning (N/C 15+)

Karen Gillan and cast will attend the screening on Sat 24 Feb

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for The Surprise Film (N/C 18+)
28 February

The Surprise Film (N/C 18+)

GFF's annual surprise slot will leave you guessing until the very last second

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
Image for You Were Never Really Here (N/C 15+)
23-24 February

You Were Never Really Here (N/C 15+)

Joaquin Phoenix plays a brutal hitman in Lynne Ramsay's daring thriller. Lynne Ramsay will attend the screening on Fri 23 Feb.

  • Part of a Festival Strand Gala
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