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World of Film Festival Glasgow 2017: Submissions Open

The submissions for the 4th edition of the World of Film International Festival in Glasgow, Scotland are now open. The very earlybird submitters can send their short and feature films across the three main sections of the festival - First Features & Shorts Competition, Female Perspective & Focus on Balkan Cinema.  Films can be exclusively submitted via Film Freeway by clicking on the link below.    ...

WoFF Glasgow wraps third edition

The third edition of the World of Film Intrenational Festival in Glasgow, Scotland wrapped this Sunday, awarding First Features, Women Directors and Balkan filmmakres across their three main sections.  This year's festival moved a step further by supporting the project of preserving and refurbishing the oldest Music Hall in the city of Glasgow - Britannia Panopticon where the majority of the events were held.  In collaboration with NisiMasa: The European Network of Young Cinema...

WoFF 2016: The Awards

WoFF: World of Film International Film Festival has just wrapped up this year’s edition at Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon Music Hall. The 2016 members of the jury Colin Kennedy, Bruno Chatelin and Laurie Gordon, who unanimously confirmed their excitement about this year’s official selection of the festival are announcing the following awards: - Best Feature Film: Tierra Caliente by Laura Plancarte | with a special mention to Get Happy by M...

WoFF 2016: Line-up and Schedule announced

World of Film International Festival has announced full line-up and Schedule for the third edition of the festival, coming up September 29th to October 2 in Glasgow, Scotland.  This year’s selection of feature and short films includes a variety of international entries across all three main festival sections - First Features and Short Film Competition, the Female Perspective Competition and the newly introduced Focus on Balkan Cinema.  Highlights include Get Happy by Manoj An...

70th Edinburgh FF to close with Whisky Galore!

Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce that the much anticipated remake of the iconic Scottish comedy Whisky Galore! will close the 70th edition of the festival on Sunday 26th June 2016. Inspired by Sir Compton Mackenzie’s 1947 novel, Whisky Galore! is written by award-winning screenwriter Peter McDougall and based on the true story of a shipwreck off the coast of Eriskay of a ship sailing for America with a cargo of export-only alco...

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Short Films Wanted! The Edinburgh Short Film Festival has opened it's call for entries for the2016 edition!
 
The best submissions for 2015 and 2016 will be included in our Best Of 2015 short film programming for
other festivals across the UK and Internationally during 2016 as well as being
screened at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival in October-November 2016!

We  will also be working closely with our partner festivals and are planning on programming
some of our best films from 2015 for the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in September 2016 and
the Sardinia Film Festival in June 2016. We're also programming short film for Edinburgh's
remarkable arts festival Hidden Door in May!

In addition, we can confirm we'll be curating for Japan's biggest short film festival,Short
Shorts in Tokyo and we are delighted to play host to a hand-picked selection of Japanese short
film for our 2016 edition later this year!

We're also now offering the Rising Star Award for the most promising film-maker with a cash
prize, tickets to film festivals, offers of work and the Rising Star Trophy sponsored by the
Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund!

And if that's not enough, we're also planning lively networking events, Q & A sessions, meet
the film-makers, panel discussions and even some live music!

Submissions are now open for films under 20 mins (any genre) so get your skates on!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival


 

WoFF 2016: Dates and Film Submissions

  In 2016, WoFF: World of Film International Festival Glasgow returns for its third edition with great energy and ideas, generated from a wonderful 2015 festival. The 2016 festival will be held September 29 to October 2.  Film Submissions now open on Film Freeway. Submit here to benefit from Early Bird fees.  Our focus remains on independent cinema from all around the globe, by showcasing the work of first feature filmmakers and female directors in our two main sections, Firs...

Blind Spot sponsors WoFF 2015 awards

  WoFF: World of film Intl festival Glasgow partners with Blind Spot Gear for the 2015 WoFF Awards.  Scotland based Blind Spot Gear, formed by filmmakers and film professionals, has designed the innovative Scorpion Light - a carry-on lighting equipment, inspired by the filmmaker’s need to film in various locations where the use of larger equipment is out of question. The Scorpion light not only offers a unique and exclusively professional way of filming with handheld cameras ...

Blind Spot Gear launches new sales campaign for US customers

In a campaign specially designed for US customers, Blind Spot Gear offers two free lights for every set of four purchased. Currently available and B&H and with more retailers lining up soon, it's a unique opportunity for filmmakers on the other side of the ocean. Check the video below for more info.  For a limited time only you can get 2 free lights with the Scorpion Set. ...

Blind Spot Gear: The ultimate new gadget for filmmakers

Blind Spot Gear, a new Scotland based company earns great success after inroducing to the world the innovative and unique lighting equipment 'The Scorpion Light'.  The Scorpion Light is perfect for flexible handheld, location, documentary and studio camera work. Providing a lightweight kick, detail or eye-light it is also ideal for stabilised camera gimbals, steadicam, dolly and crane shots where a lightweight fill is required without compromising the quality of the ambient light...

Edinburgh FF 2015: Awards

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film was awarded to Andrew Haigh’s 45 YEARS which received its UK Premiere at the Festival. His beautiful portrait of a fractured relationship wins one of the longest-running film awards in the UK, honouring imagination and creativity in British filmmaking. The Award was presented by actor Jane Seymour. The winner was chosen by the Michael Powell Jury, chaired by LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan with actor/director Karen...

Edinburgh FF 2015: The Legend of Barney Thomson (Review)

  Barney is a humble mid-aged barber living in a quiet Glasgow neighbourhood. Day by day his life becomes more and more meaningless. Until the pair of scissors that’s become an extension to his hand, accidentally becomes a weapon that transforms him into the man everyone is looking for.  Based on Douglas Lindsay’s The long midnight of Barney Thomson, actor Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut is hilarious, amusing and utterly Scottish. Barney Thomson (Carlyle) cuts ...

Edinburgh FF 2015 opens on Wednesday

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival opens this Wednesday with Robert Carlyle's The legend of Barney Thomson.  Based on the book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson” by Douglas Lindsay, the film is a dark comedy that tells the story of Barney (Carlyle), an awkward barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences.  The opening ceremony of the 69th Edinburgh Film Festival will be held in attendance of names fro...

Edinburgh Film Festival unveils 2015 line-up

  The oldest film festival in Scotland unveiled today line-up for its 2015 edition, set for June 17 - 28. With the highlights including the recent Cannes premiere Amy by Asif Kapadia and Andrew Haigh's 45 Years that received Golden bears for best actor and actress in this year's Berlinale, the expectations are growing. Browse the full programme below.  ...

WoFF: World of Film International Festival Glasgow

The World of Film Festival, formerly known as Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival Glasgow is coming back for its second edition October 1-4 2015. In four days full of film screenings, theatre performances, live events, panel discussions and networking receptions WoFF will bring new, more vibrant and youthful vibe to the city’s emerging film and theatre scene. 

WoFF will take place at the cinema of Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street). 

This year, the festival comes with a new programme, transforming from a West End festival into a contemporary 4 day event that will gather audiences with various interests and tastes in film and theatre. 

WoFF’s errand is to bring together audiences from Glasgow’s multi-stranded art scene, while at the same time engaging people with powerful background in film and theatre that will bring fresh ideas, filling the gaps in Glasgow’s film and theatre events’ agenda. 

WoFF 2015 will include the following sections: 

First Feature Competition: Will include successful submissions from first feature film directors. 

The Female Perspective (In competition): Showcasing the work of female independent filmmakers. 

Special Screenings (Out of Competition): A selection of films known from the festival circuit. 

Best of MIAFF 2015: Animation programme including the Best of selection of the Montreal International Animation Film Festival (April 16 - 19 2015) 

Commonwealth Film Student Competition: A focus on one country from within the commonwealth, which will showcase submissions from film students, currently enrolled in the major national film schools. Students can submit films as individuals or representing their school. 

Additionally a Theatre Performance, staged and performed by recent graduates of the UoG’s Theatre Department, whose recent work has been selected for the upcoming FRINGE Festival. 
The above will be surrounded by a masterclass from renowned filmmaker / actor or a personality with experience in working for the film industry. This event will be intensively promoted within the Glasgow’s film and theatre students’ communities who will be able to attend with special discounts. 
Finally, workshops and panel discussions (e.g. on the emerging female filmmakers presence in the industry, as combined with the Female Perspective Section of the festival). 

Awards & Prizes

* Best First Feature 

* Best Film: The Female Perspective 

* Commonwealth Film Student Award

 

Glasgow FF 2015: Interview with Morgan Matthews for X+Y

Morgan Matthews is a successful filmmaker and producer, mainly known for a number of documentaries like Beautiful Young Minds and Shooting Bigfoot. X+Y is his first feature film, inspired by a the true story of a young boy, diagnosed to be on the autistic spectrum, who travelled from the UK to China to participate in a mathematical olympiad. There, he did not only succeed in pursuing his dream, but also in discovering friendship, love and in finding his real self.       ...

UK Call for Entries for Newport Beach Film Festival

Celebrating its 16th year, the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is currently seeking submissions for UK films in all genres and categories! Expanding on the success of the 2014 Festival’s UK spotlight, NBFF will celebrate with an enhanced UK program including special action-packed line up of independent and studio films. Distinguished as a signature event in the US for BritWeek, the NBFF has had a long history with UK Cinema and has premiered several notable UK films, including...

Loch Ness Film Festival

 

Loch Ness Film Festival (SCIO) is a small and independent grassroots film festival held at loch ness near Inverness in Scotland from July 25-27h 2014. The Festival is a registered Scottish Incorporated Charity, Charity Number SC042926. All screening and events taking place during the festival are free entry.

www.lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk

This is a fun and friendly film festival and there will be no competitions or awards at this,it is the chance for filmmakers of all ages and background to meet each other and network and also the chance for film enthusiasts and the local community and tourists to get involved and enjoy the event and friendly atmosphere.

Submissions are open and seeking for short films from length of 1 minute to a maximum of 15 minutes, entry fee is £10 paid via paypal from our official website www.lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk where we have our guidelines highlighted on our submission page with paypal link and a one page pdf entry form to fill in post along with your film on dvd for us to watch. The deadline is MAY 16TH.

About the format of the festival is we screen short film blocks, one on the Friday night at the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge from 7pm til 8.30pm then a feature film and feature short from 9pm. On the Saturday at the Craigmonie Theatre we screen 2 short film blocks, one at 3pm-5pm and one at 7-9pm.

On the Sunday and last day of the 3 day festival we host a guerrilla filmmaking day in the hills of loch ness at the Abriachan Hall aimed mainly at kids and families where we teach and try and make short fun films by the children attending from 12-3pm, a good old fashioned scottish barbecue from 3-4pm and then screening in the hall from 4-5pm a series of shorts made by children from loch ness, inverness and surrounding areas.

Africa in Motion Film Festival

Africa in Motion is already in its sixth year! The profile of the festival has grown steadily since the inaugural season in 2006 and this year, 2011, Africa in Motion focuses its attention on films and events that open doors to children and youth in Africa.

Our programme of films and events deals with many aspects relating to youth, such as education, entertainment, stories and myths, the future, and social issues affecting children and young people in Africa.

This year we made a special effort to invite schools and children to the cinema and we are screening a number of films especially for primary and secondary schools in and around Edinburgh, in collaboration with National Schools Film Week.

Alongside the film screenings, the festival has endeavoured to create fun and challenging workshops and events for Scottish children to really engage with the lives and experiences of their African counterparts and get to learn the stories best known to them.

The rest of the festival will be dedicated to our well-known quality films: epic features, contemporary gems, incisive documentaries, acclaimed shorts and animation films, with a continuing focus on children and youth in Africa.


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Car Lights Like Tears

Director: Peter Hastie.
A lone soul looks for pity in the night. Text from an anonymous blog.

Threads

Director: Peter Hastie.
A woman's descent into spirit. Experimental film derived from video footage of an art installation by Kate E Deeming. While most of the techniques in evidence - dissolves, fades, double exposures etc - were in use within a few years of the birth of cinema, they are presented here in a context which highlights their potential within the digital era, serving the needs of an ever-expanding visual language. Threads was edited within a single editing program. No additional plug-ins were used. Music: Scope J by Scott Walker (vocals by Ute Lemper). International festival screening rights secured.

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

Director: Rob Heydon.
A Transformational Love Story from the love of Ecstasy to the ecstasy of Love. Ecstasy debuted as the No. 1 Bestselling book all over the world, and was translated into twenty languages. The feature-length film Ecstasy is an adaptation of a short story (entitled The Undefeated) taken from this narrative collection.

Diversions: Edinburgh's Festival of Experimental Film and Video

D I V E R S I O N S: A festival of experimental film and video 8 – 11 May 2008 Filmhouse, Edinburgh 88 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9BZ Organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Film Studies, this unique new event brings together some of the most important experimental film and video works from the 1920s to the present. Beginning what we hope will be a yearly focus on the most inn

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