The full programme of Glasgow Film Festival 2019 has been announced. From 20 February to 3 March, the city’s 15th annual celebration of cinema will host 337 individual screenings, talks and events - showcasing 7 world premieres, 102 UK premieres and 49 Scottish premieres from 54 countries.
Tickets for the full programme go on sale Thursday 24 January at 12 noon for GFF members, and on general sale on Monday 28 January at 10am.
Glasgow Film Festival is thrilled to be hosting the first big screen outings of seven new features. Many were made right here in Scotland and look set to follow in the success of last year’s world premiere closing gala, the smash-hit BAFTA-winning Scottish documentary Nae Pasaran. World premieres from home-grown talents include: BAFTA-winning director Matt Pinder’s new feature documentary Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War, which plunders the treasure trove archives of Scottish amateur filmmaker Harry Birrell to present one man’s view of the 20th century; debut feature director Marilyn Edmond’s Connect, an ambitious attempt to confront the issue of suicide amongst young men in Scotland, featuring a deeply affecting performance by Kevin Guthrie; Do No Harm is director Stephen Bennett’s compelling exploration of the legacy of Scottish-born psychiatrist Dr Ewen Cameron and the experiments that contributed to systems of modern-day torture across the globe; Mackintosh Redux is the painstakingly remastered new version of Murray Grigor’s 1969 film made to complement the Mackintosh Centenary Exhibition, with a brand new score by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; and, Alberta Whittle, the recipient of the 2018/19 Margaret Tait Award will present the first ever screening of her newly-commissioned film between a whisper and a cry. Returning crowd favourite FrightFest will also offer up two spine-tingling world premieres, with Automata, a bold and original work from Scottish auteur Lawrie Brewster and ‘Downton Abbey meets The Evil Dead’ in Jack McHenry’s pitch-perfect Here Comes Hell!
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said: “Glasgow Film Festival is part of a strong portfolio of annual events and festivals that play a key role in Scotland’s visitor economy. This year’s Festival once again offers its local and international audience an exciting and diverse programme of premieres, special events and industry insights that is sure to engage all films fans. I’m particularly delighted to see women leading the nominations for the Audience Award and the continued championing of our home-grown talent from across Scotland and the UK as part of the local heroes strand of the programme.
“EventScotland is delighted to be continuing its support of Glasgow Film Festival to showcase Scotland as the perfect stage for events.”
Glasgow Film Festival 2019 will also host a large number of International, European, UK and Scottish premieres in a packed programme covering all genres and full of unique events.
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