Southside Film Festival

Glasgow’s Southside Film Festival is back! From the 16th -19th of May – that’s next Friday!  The festival will be screening thirty fantastically awesome films over the course of a jam packed 3 days. The festival programme will be screening international, national and local film work across all genres and lengths. The festival also includes free talks and training workshops – oh I want to go to the workshops and learn something new! Check out the festival guide here

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In three short years the South Side Film Festival has attracted over 30oo people and supported many local film makers. The festival works in partnership with local venues  and in the past has screened films in pubs, clubs, church halls, artist studios, and boat sheds. For the 2013 festival expect nothing less than to be watching a film in a museum, Edwardian house, scout hall and even a swimming pool! That’s so much more interesting than the sticky popcorn riddled floors of cinemas.

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On Sunday (this Sunday) 12th of May at the Glad Cafe the centrepoint of this year’s events, is another edition of the popular Glad Academy with southside film director John McKay. John McKay is director of Crush with Andie Macdowell, We’ll Take Manhattan with Karen Gillan, as well as Life on Mars, Reichenbach Falls, The Canterbury Tales and forthcoming Glasgow-set indie feature Not Another Happy Ending, which has just been announced as the closing gala premiere of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.


On Saturday morning there will be a archive screening at Scotland Street School Museum as well as…a superhero animation workshop! Which will be taking place Cathcart’s Scout Hall. The festival will also be running a filmmaking workshop for teenagers in Castlemilk. Fantastic workshops! Bollywood makes an entrance at the Glad Cafe with a screening of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, a Hindi-language love story starring Shahrukh Kahn and partly shot in Glasgow and the Highlands – wow that sounds awesome!


Sadly festivals do come to an end (its so unfair) and usually with a party and the Southside Film Festival is no exception to the rule – its the rules! The Southside Film Festival will come to a close at the Glad Cafe with a screening of Up There, a 2012 dark comedy directed by southsider Zam Salim. And only in the end…will you know who are the Southside Filmmaker Award winners.



Booking & Venue information –

Tickets are available online and in person only at Young’s Interesting Books, Skirving St and The Glad Cafe (for Glad Cafe screenings). Cash sales only for in-person purchases. Please check individual listings for ticket info as some events require pre-booking. Pick up a programme for full details. Please email any access needs.

The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2HG

@thegladcafe on Twitter

0141 636 6119


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