The Glasgow Film Festival brings together 22 other UK cinemas.


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Following a pandemic-inspired collaboration with 22 cinemas around the country, Glasgow’s flagship film festival celebrating cinema worldwide could be coming to a screen near you.

To ensure the coronavirus pandemic does not prohibit anyone from sharing the joy of cinema until 2021, the Glasgow Film Festival takes its premieres worldwide.

GFF’s loyal audiences will continue to be part of the festival regardless of the constraints, no matter where they are in the country.

The 17th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival (GFF), which runs from 24 February to 7 March, networks cinemas across all four countries to welcome fans who are unable to fly to Glasgow but still want to experience the festival’s magic on the big screen.

Cinema fans will attend GFF and enjoy exclusive screenings from Stornoway to Cardiff, Belfast to London – as well as Aberdeen, Bo’Ness, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness, Stirling and more.

For the first time ever, we’ll be reaching theaters around the UK in 2021!
GFF21 titles will be seen in the four nations in 22 cinemas and also online through Glasgow Film At Home
Read more about it 24 Feb – 7 Mar 2021
– December 10, 2020, Glasgow Film Fest (@glasgowfilmfest).

Sean Connery in Glasgow, as you never saw him before,

The festival films will be shown on our latest online site, Glasgow Film At Home, in addition to these venues and Glasgow Film Theatre – the home of GFF in the region – to offer the GFF experience to film fans around the country.

Audiences will be able to attend the Glasgow Film Festival for the first time in cities around the country, thanks to the collaboration with 22 cinemas and the new hybrid format.

The opening and closing films of the festival will be screened by each partner cinema, as well as a number of cinema-exclusive screenings from the festival program that will be announced in January.

Glasgow Film CEO and co-director of the Glasgow Film Festival, Allison Gardner, said:
“Working with cinemas across the UK means we can present fantastic films and premieres to audiences across the four nations, while still offering the big screen experience that makes cinema so exciting.”

“We are thrilled to open the 17th Glasgow Film Festival with Minari, a heartwarming, touching portrait of a family set against the backdrop of the beautiful Arkansas countryside. Steven Yeun gives a powerful performance in Lee Isaac Chung’s autobiographical drama, with scene-stealing performances by Yuh-Jung Youn and Alan Kim as grandmother and grandson in cultural discord.”We are excited to open the 17th Glasgow Film Festival with Minari, a heartwarming, touching portrait of a family set against the backdrop of the beautiful countryside of Arkansas. Steven Yeun gives a powerful performance in the autobiographical drama of Lee Isaac Chung, with scene-stealing performances in cultural discord by Yuh-Jung Youn and Alan Kim as grandmother and grandson.

Councilor David McDonald, Deputy Leader of the Glasgow City Council and Chairman of Glasgow Life, said, “The Glasgow Film Festival has an international reputation for attracting outstanding films and talent and I am delighted that some of our most popular independent venues across the UK will showcase such a popular part of the Glasgow event calendar.”

For our creative industries, it is especially important that individuals who have worked so hard, and sometimes for so long, realize that their films can and will be seen by festival audiences.

“I hope that as many people as possible will be able to see the screenings in the cinemas or be part of the Glasgow Film Festival from home and understand why it is so loved and appreciated around the world.”

Total list of cinemas for partners

Filmhouse in Belmont, Aberdeen
Movie Theatre of the Queen, Belfast
Bo’Ness, The Hippodrome
Bristol’s Watershed
Part, Cardiff
Contemporary Arts from Dundee, Dundee
Edinburgh Filmhouse
Movie Festival in Keswick, Keswick
Court of Eden, Inverness
Movie Theatre of Ipswich, Ipswich
Leicester, Phoenix
Southbank BFI, London
The Barbican, London
London, Curzon Soho
Domicile, Manchester
Broadway, Nottingham
Northampton Film House, Northampton
Forum Cinema Hexam, Northumberland
Curzon, Oxford
Showroom Workstation, Sheffield
MacRobert Arts Center, Stirling
An Lanntair, Stornoway

The full GFF program will be announced on January 14. Tickets for the program, including the opening and closing films, will go on sale Monday, Jan. 18.


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