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Glasgow Film Festival is a renowned showcase for the very best films from our local filmmakers. These are the people who have followed their dream, put their visions on the line and dazzled us with the possibilities that exist in our own backyard. They are the inspirational figures who bring a fresh eye to familiar aspects of the world around us, tell the nation’s stories, give a voice to the invisible and confidently stride out onto the world stage. Among the homegrown heroes this year we extend a warm welcome back to director Robbie Fraser with his documentary Final Ascent, a poignant account of the life of mountaineer Hamish MacInnes. Hogmanay in Glasgow is the start of a beautiful romance in Only You, while the chilling depths of the North Sea are the location for real-life jeopardy in Last Breath. Ashley Joiner’s Are You Proud? follows the historical quest for gay rights in the UK, as well as the battles still to be fought. Join us in supporting the films that strike close to home.

Films in this Festival Strand

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A Life in Still Game with Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan (N/C 15+) is Sold out 26 February

A Life in Still Game with Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan (N/C 15+)

The real life Jack and Victor join us for a chat and a special screening

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24-25 February

Of Fish and Foe (N/C 12+)

Traditional fishermen clash with modern environmentalists in this thought-provoking documentary

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26-27 February

The Aftermath (N/C 15+)

Keira Knightley stars in this adaptation of the Rhidian Book novel. Director James Kent and producer Jack Arbuthnott will both be in attendance for a Q&A on 26th Feb.

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24 February

Run Free (N/C 5+)

Parkour and theatre provide Caribbean youth with a new means of self-expression. Documentary subject Giovanne Mark Hinds and producer Lesley Welsh will be in attendance at this screening.

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23-28 February

Ray & Liz (15)

Richard Billingham explores his childhood in his feature debut

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26-27 February

Prophecy (N/C 15+)

An intimate insight into the life and work of acclaimed artist Peter Howson. ​Director Charlie Paul and artist Peter Howson will attend the screening on Tue 26 Feb.

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24 February

Pond Life (N/C 15+)

Bill Buckhurst makes his first move into feature film with this enthralling tale

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3 March

Our Maryhill (N/C 12+)

Shona Thompson guides this community film about Maryhill's past and present.

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28 February - 1 March

Last Breath (N/C 12+)

An edge-of-the-seat docu-drama about diver Chris Lemons, with cast and crew in attendance.

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28 February - 1 March

Are You Proud? (N/C 12+)

Ashley Joiner's documentary celebrates the progress of Pride, and looks to the future. Director Ashley Joiner and producer Dan Cleland will attend the screening on Thu 28 Feb.​

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24 February

Irene's Ghost (N/C 12+)

A powerful documentary on grief and loss. Director Iain Cunningham and producer Rebecca Mark-Lawson will be in attendance for this screening.

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24-25 February

Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War (N/C 12+)

Harry Birrell's home movies take us on a journey through the 20th century. ​Director Matt Pinder, and producers Carina Birrell and John Archer will attend the screening on Sun 24 Feb.

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Final Ascent (N/C 12+) is Sold out 3 March

Final Ascent (N/C 12+)

The poignant story of legendary mountaineer Hamish MacInnes. Narrator Sir Michael Palin, director Robbie Fraser and Hamish MacInnes will be in attendance at the screening.

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2-3 March

Dirty God (N/C 18+)

A young mother rebuilds her life after an acid attack. ​Director Sacha Polak and actor Vicky Knight will attend the screening on Sat 2 Mar.

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26-27 February

Dead Good (PG)

Rehana Rose's sensitive documentary deals with matters of life and death. ​Director/producer Rehana Rose will attend the screening on Tue 26 Feb.

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Connect (N/C 15+) is Sold out 23 February - 3 March

Connect (N/C 15+)

A heartfelt drama addressing the issue of suicide amongst young men. ​Writer/director Marilyn Edmond and actors Kevin Guthrie and Siobhan Reilly will be in attendance at the screening on Sat 23 Feb.

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25-26 February

Benjamin (N/C 15+)

Simon Amstell returns with this semi-autobiographical romantic comedy. He attends the screening on Mon 25 Feb.

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25-26 February

The White Crow (12A)

The latest feature from actor/director Ralph Fiennes explores the life of the mercurial Rudolph Nureyev. ​Screenwriter David Hare attends the screening on Mon 25 Feb.

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