The Glasgow Film Festival returns for it’s seventh year with a programme that pays homage to established favourites while brandishing a cutting edge.
From Thursday 17th february, the Glasgow Film Festival 2011 descends on fifteen venues across the city until 27th February.
Offering over 250 films, special events and unique experiences, the Festival is now a magnet for thousands of cinemagoers and film lovers from all around the country – and right around the corner.
The Festival will open on Thursday 17 February with the UK gala premiere of François Ozon's crowd-pleasing comedy Potiche starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu and closes with the UK premiere of The Eagle from Oscar-winning, Glasgow-born director Kevin Macdonald.
The Festival will be supported for the first time this year by EventScotland, the national events agency through their International Events Programme.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland says: “We are delighted to be supporting the Glasgow Film Festival in 2011 and see this as one of the flagship cultural events of the year ahead. The funding supports the UK and international outreach of the marketing activity and media exposure to help attract more visitors to the Festival, which in turn will generate a bigger economic impact for Glasgow and Scotland.”