With a passion for showcasing local talent as well as those from the wider industry, there’s something for everyone at the Glasgow Film Festival. The festival hosts a variety of films broadcasted on the big screen, from low budget horror films by emerging directors to previews of the next global blockbuster. There will also be a chance for keen film enthusiasts to meet with press, take part in focus groups and even pitch their own project to potential investors. Other local productions are set to include the Niall McCann’s documentary “Lost in France”, exploring Glasgow’s music scene of the 1990’s.
Glasgow airport is only 8 miles from the city centre, with the Glasgow Film Theatre located just off the busy Sauchiehall Street. You can reach the venue by subway at Cowcaddens, or via bus. Entrance to the festival costs £10 or £8 for concessions. Tickets for children aged 14 and under are £5.50. Some special events and live talks/performances will also require an additional entrance fee. There are also other screenings that are free of charge, allowing everyone to gain access to the festival. The GFF17 Industry Focus Pass costs £30 (£25 concession) and includes exclusive events. Check local listings for screen times.
While you can get tickets on the day, it is worth booking in advance for any special screenings or talks you wish to attend. If you’re either involved in the industry or looking for your big break take advantage of the GFF17 pass, although these places are limited. If you’re visiting with the family seek out child friendly films. The full programme of events will be announced nearer the date, so review what’s on and plan your time accordingly. Although the majority of films will take place at the Glasgow Film Theatre, keep an eye out for screenings and events elsewhere in the city.
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Take a bus tour of the city, where you will see the sights and the gothic architecture. There are a number of museums, from the Gallery of Modern Art to the Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens. Scotland’s biggest football teams, Celtic and Rangers, play their home games in Glasgow.
Find out more about the Glasgow Film Festival, including: visiting, tickets and membership, access and joining the festival club, latest news, what’s on at the Glasgow Film Festival and more visit the official website.
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