Glasgow Film Festival has a new official hang out and everyone is welcome. We’ve taken over the Saramago Terrace Bar to offer you a place to relax, catch your breath between screenings, grab a bite to eat, chat to fellow film enthusiasts and rub shoulders with some of our visiting filmmakers and special guests.You can plan your festival schedule, ask the GFF team for advice, use the wifi to book tickets online and eat tasty tapas (5 for £10). Join in lively debates and informal discussions on topics like casting, special effects and film criticism, and hear case studies on GFF films like Shell and We Are Northern Lights, then dance the night away to a select choice of DJ live acts and happenings!
Saramago Terrace Bar, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Festival Club Events:
Close Up on Casting: Industry Secrets for Surviving Auditions
Friday 22 February (17.30), Free, CCA Cinema
Glasgow-based casting director Kahleen Crawford has established herself both UK-wide and abroad over the last twelve years, and is responsible for casting such films as The Angels' Share, Weekend and Red Road, upcoming releases Filth and Under the Skin, as well as TV's River City and Young James Herriot. Come and hear Kahleen chat about the highs and lows of casting, and give insider tips on how to get ahead in the competitive world of acting. She'll be joined by Scottish actor Emun Elliot who she first cast in 2006, and whose star is firmly on the rise with credits such as Lip Service, Game of Thrones, Prometheus and BBC's The Paradise to his name. This event is kindly supported by BAFTA in Scotland.
Cinema City: Glasgow's Film Locations
Saturday 23 February (17.00), Free
Celebrate the launch of book World Film Locations: Glasgow with this discussion about our Cinema City. Join World Film Locations series editor Gabriel Solomons, Glasgow volume editor Nicola Balkind, and other contributors to find out how Glasgow became a Hollywood film location for the likes of Cloud Atlas and World War Z, and about the city's heritage as a filmmaking — and a filmgoers' — city.
Show and Tell with Artem Special FX and Welcome to the Punch / CCA Cinema
Saturday 23 February (18.00), Free
Intrigued to find out how elaborate stunts are pulled off and film props are made? London and Glasgow-based special FX company Artem has designed a huge range of weird and wonderful objects including the world's largest practical zoetrope and a giant inflatable octopus for the London 2012 Olympics. Recent film credits include countless bullet hits and a prosthetic knee for new thriller Welcome to the Punch (premiering at GFF on Sunday 24 February). Come and meet the team and learn how it's all done. Welcome to the Punch director Eran Creevy will also be with us, come and meet him ahead of his Sunday premiere.
Special FX Wounds
Saturday 23 February (19.30)
Following the show and tell, the team from Artem will be offering you the chance to get your own scar or wound applied to your skin! Definitely a fun and unusual way to spend fifteen minutes on a Saturday night and perfect for scaring your friends at FrightFest later in the evening. Just drop in any time between 19.30 and 21.00. If it's busy, a sign-up sheet will be in operation at the venue.