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Submissions

Submissions for Glasgow Film Festival 2023 are now open!

Glasgow Film Festival will return 1 – 12 March 2023, and if you are a filmmaker, we want to hear from you! We are looking for features from Scotland, UK and around the world.

Glasgow is one of the friendliest film festivals on the planet with a wide-ranging programme that celebrates every corner of world cinema and provides a fantastic showcase for the best of Scottish film. Perfectly placed in March for spring and summer releases, GFF has launched some of the best new films to the UK's film press and cinema market.

You can submit your film through FilmFreeway, and see our FAQs for further details.

Submission Timeline

21 July - Submissions Open

26 August - Earlybird Deadline

16 September - Regular Deadline

7 October - Late Deadline

28 October - Extended Deadline


“Glasgow Film Festival is, hands down, my favourite festival on planet Earth. Enthusiastic audiences, incredible hospitality for filmmakers, brilliant programming, inspiring special events, tremendous networking opportunities with fellow filmmakers from around the world, all hosted in a stunning city with world class food and the friendliest people imaginable. What more could a filmmaker ask for from a festival experience? Selling their movie to a top tier UK distributor after a sold out world premiere screening? Well, that happened too.”

Jonas Chernick, Ashgrove 2022

In 2022, I premiered my debut feature film Adult Adoption at the Glasgow Film Festival. The curatorial team & staff are passionate about great cinema and put on a fantastic festival. The events, the opening nights, the opportunities to meet filmmakers and distributors from around the world were excellent. This is not a massive festival where your film will get lost. It felt like our film had been chosen for the right reasons, and the team at the festival worked hard to make sure the right people saw it. I'm incredibly grateful to GFF, and would highly recommend it to filmmakers looking for an A+ festival to premiere their work at.

Karen Knox, Adult Adoption 2022
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