Free events at GFF
Visiting our Festival needn’t cost a packet. Our standard ticket prices are kind on your pocket and we also offer a range of fabulous free events: from art film screenings to family-friendly flicks. There are also exciting opportunities to see cast members from Fresh Meat and Game of Thrones discuss their roles in two of the most popular shows currently on TV.
Bridgeton Library, Friday 22 February (10.00)
Visit Scotland’s first BFI Mediatheque. Come at either 11am or 3pm and meet the BFI Mediatheque Curator. He will give an overview of the BFI National Archive, one of the largest archives in the world, and introduce you to just a few of the gems awaiting you in the Mediatheque. He will also introduce the new Scottish Collection now available in this truly unique resource within the impressive Bridgeton Library. This is a free event, come along any time between 10am and 5pm.
CCA, Sunday 10 February (15.00), 1h30, N/C+
Curated by artists Emilia Muller-Ginorio and Julia Scott, this event will be an experiment somewhere between a screening, a discussion and a performance around feminist film distribution. Free but ticketed, tickets available on the day from CCA.
Female Authorship Symposium
CCA, Friday 8 February (11.00), 5h45m, N/C 15+
What happens when women tell their own stories in film? Glasgow Short Film Festival and MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network present a series of discussions considering the currency and significance of feminism in film today. Speakers include Professor Sue Thornham, artists Ann Vance and Louise Crawford, filmmaker Morag McKinnon, curator Lucy Reynolds and writers Andrea Gibb and Denise Mina. Free but ticketed. Places for the Female Authorship Symposium are now fully booked.
Fresh Meat: Cast & Crew Masterclass
GFT, Friday 8 February (18.20), 1h30m, N/C 15+
The Thick of It and Peep Show writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong struck more comedy gold with their latest sitcom Fresh Meat for Channel 4, a hilarious portrayal of mismatched students living together in their first-term of university. To celebrate the success of the second series, members of the cast and crew of Fresh Meat will join us for a special discussion of the show's appeal and to answer your questions. Free but ticketed, tickets available from box office on the day.
Funders Fans Followers
CCA, Wednesday 20 February (10.00), 7h
This free one-day workshop, supported by MEDIA Antenna Scotland, provides practical advice on how to access documentary funding using both traditional and innovative methods. Led by Charlie Phillips, Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Marketplace Director, the workshop will enable documentary professionals to get up to date on who is funding what right now, and the best ways to approach them. To reserve a place or for any enquiries please email Marketplace Coordinator, Chris Black at Sheffield Doc Fest at email@example.com.
Game of Thrones Screening and Panel Discussion
GFT, Thursday 21 February (18.30), 1h30m, N/C 18+
To celebrate the 4 March release of the second season of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download, we will be holding a special screening of Neil Marshall’s epic season two episode Blackwater. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with members of the cast, looking at the making of the most popular show on television right now. Free but ticketed, tickets available from GFT box office on the day.
Girl Walk // All Day
River Clyde Embankment, Wednesday 13 February (18.00), 2h, N/C 12+
Join the GYFF Youth Team for this incredible one-night only cinema installation! Girl Walk // All Day is feature-length dance music video and a tale of urban exploration that follows three dancers across New York City as they turn the city’s sidewalks, parks and architecture into an evolving stage. To celebrate this extraordinary film, we’re taking Girl Walk // All Day to the streets of Glasgow! We’ll have dancers, DJs and special projections of the film for you to interact with. This promises to be an incredible event, unique to GYFF. Free to attend, no ticket required.
GMAC 30th Anniversary: Youth Shorts
GFT, Sunday 10 February (11.30), 1h58m, N/C 12+
Glasgow Media Access Centre celebrates its 30th birthday with a selection of the best short films made by young people aged 10–19 through GMAC’s youth programmes over the past 10 years. Programmed in association with the GYFF Youth Team, this inspiring collection of short films highlights what incredible talent is out there. Watch out – you may just spot the filmmaking stars of the future! Free but ticketed, tickets available from box office on the day of the event.
James Cagney: Top of the World
GFT, Saturday 16 February (10.30), 45m, N/C 8+
Andy Dougan, lecturer in the Screen Department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, examines Cagney’s Oscar-winning career and the iconic roles that made his reputation in this free illustrated talk. Free but ticketed, tickets available from GFT box office on the day.
Margaret Tait Award: Outwork
GFT, Wednesday 20 February (19.45), 45m, N/C 12+
Named after an essay by Jacques Derrida which questions the necessity of literary prefaces, Outwork is Stephen Sutcliffe’s filmic collage inspired by Erving Goffman’s book Frame Analysis. Sutcliffe’s work is the third annual Margaret Tait Award project.
Free but ticketed, tickets available from GFT box office on the day.
Margaret Tait Residency Film & Margaret Tait, Film Poet
GFT, Friday 15 February (13.30), 45m, N/C 8+
A poet, filmmaker and artist of unique and extraordinary vision, Margaret Tait died in 1999, aged eighty. Inspired by her, GFF sent emerging moving image artist, Sarah Forrest, to Margaret’s native Orkney for six weeks on a Creative Futures Residency. Here she presents the resulting work. Alongside this exclusive screening we will show Margaret Tait, Film Poet, a documentary about the intensely private, enigmatic filmmaker told through her friends, family and peers. Free but ticketed, tickets available from GFT box office on the day.
Market Gallery Off-site Shorts
Veneer Gallery, Friday 15 February (19.00), 2h, N/C 15+
Market Gallery move off-site and across the city to present a programme of curated short films by artist filmmakers at Veneer Gallery in the west end. This is a free event, tickets on the door only.
Meet the Filmmakers
CCA, Friday 8 & Sunday 10 February (17.00), 1h30m, N/C 18+
Your chance to put your questions to the international filmmakers attending Glasgow Short Film Festival in two informal Q&A sessions led by GSFF director Matt Lloyd. The first session will cover programmes already screened: International Competitions 1–5 and 7. The second session will cover the whole international competition and other aspects of the GSFF13 programme. This is a free event, no ticket required.
Project Ability: Young Talent on Screen
GFT, Saturday 9 February (12.00), 1h30m, N/C 5+
Join Project Ability as they showcase the talents of young filmmakers and exciting new works from their Arts Award Programme for young people aged 14–25. There will be live action, animation, comedy and sci-fi, alongside some Project Ability classics. Hear from the filmmakers themselves as they are invited on stage to introduce their work. Free but ticketed, tickets available from box office on the day of the event.
GFT, Friday 22 February (10.30), 40m, N/C 12+
2012, Vilvoorde, an abandoned industrial area in Flanders, Belgium. Felix is an ex-car factory worker. Fifteen years ago his employer suddenly announced the plant’s closure. In response 4,000 workers went on strike, paralysing Belgium for weeks. But what remains after solidarity and struggle? Based on true events, this fictionalised account follows Felix’s attempts to overcome forgetting and myth-making to make sense of the traumatic events. Free but ticketed, tickets available from GFT box office on the day.
Take 2: Alfie the LIttle Werewolf!
Saturday 23 February (11.30), 1h38m, N/C 8+
On his seventh birthday, little Alfie discovers he’s not just a regular kid – he's a werewolf! Glasgow Young Scot and Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in free to Take 2 screenings. Other tickets cost £4.50.
Take 2: The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child
GFT, Saturday 9 February (11.30), 1h30m, U
Two fantastic animations based on the well-loved books by Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson. Julia will join us for this event and, with help from her husband Malcolm and some friends, will give us a show of The Gruffalo in Scots, and Room on the Broom! Glasgow Young Scot and Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in free to Take 2 screenings. Other tickets cost £4.50.
Take 2: GYFF Surprise Movie
GFT, Saturday 16 February (11.30)
What will our surprise film be for Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2013? Come along to find out! Glasgow Young Scot and Kidz Card holders and an accompanying adult get in free to Take 2 screenings. Other tickets cost £4.50.