Glasgow Film Festival

09 Annual February 03, 2013 to February 24, 2013

 

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL ’S VISION
‘The best of the best film festivals’, Glasgow Film Festival combines the best aspects of the world’s best fests in a welcoming, stimulating, inclusive and safe environment for all.

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL ’S MISSION
Glasgow Film Festival aims to be the most popular and well thought of film and moving image media event in the UK, linking local and global audiences to Scottish and international talent, cultures and ideas.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Glasgow Film Festival is the third largest film festival in the UK boasting over 35,000 admissions in 2012.

Our approach is to put the filmmaker and the audience at the heart of our programme and establish quality of opportunities for both. We view the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) as the hub of the Festival whilst aiming to reach out across the city to support curatorial talent in both individuals and other organisations.

The Festival is a multi-venue, multi-partnership event which takes inspiration from and enhances the global image of Glasgow as an exciting place to live or to visit. It aims to exhibit the best of world cinema and moving image content; expand and diversify the audience for non-mainstream films; showcase and nurture new emerging talent; promote collaboration between appropriate media, platforms and sectors and ultimately promote the city as a national and international centre for the arts. The Festival aims to build year round audiences for the moving image medium.

Please note: submissions of short films under 5 minutes are accepted manually via our website – www.glasgowfilm.org

ORGANIZERS
Allan Hunter (GFF Co-Director) ; Allison Gardner (Director) ; Corinne Orton (Great Scots Programmer) ; Gail Tolley (Programmer) ; Matt Lloyd (GSFF Director) ; Seonaid Daly (Festival Producer)

GENERAL RULES
Glasgow Film Festival Submission Guidelines

The Glasgow Film Festival will take place throughout February 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Festival is committed to screening high quality new features, short length film and video work in all genres from around the world.

The Glasgow Film Festival 2013 will have a strand dedicated to Music films (showcasing the sounds, culture and influences of music and musicians – fiction and non fiction)

The Glasgow Film Festival 2013 will have a strand dedicated to Documentaries.

The Glasgow Film Festival 2013 will have a strand dedicated to Brazilian Cinema

Glasgow Short Film Festival has several award category as follows:
Bill Douglas Award for International Short Film judged by panel of industry experts has a cash value of £1000
Scottish Short Film Award judged by panel of industry experts has a cash value £750
There is also an International Audience Award and Scottish Audience Award.

All submitted films should have been completed after October 2011.

GFF regard a short film as 45 minutes or under and a feature film as over 45 minutes.

The final selection of all films presented at the Festival and their placement in the programme is the responsibility of the Co-Directors.

Submissions deadlines are as follows:
Early Bird 27 July
Regular 14 September
Late 5 October (for Feature Films)
Late 19 October (for Short Films)

These are postmark and payment deadlines but please do send your submission as soon as possible. All submissions, preview DVDs, supporting material and payment must be received by the appropriate deadline otherwise your film will not be processed.

All submissions must be on DVD. We only accept DVD PAL and DVD NTSC. You must label the disk with the film’s title and tracking number. Also put a label on the spine of the DVD cover noting the film title, DVD format and film duration. We will not accept any other format.

We will not consider previously submitted work unless it has been considerably re-edited/re-shot. Please include a cover letter with details. If we already viewed your film as a rough cut last year, we usually will not consider it for the following year. Please remember this before submitting as you will not be entitled to a refund.

Submissions with unpaid fees will not be considered for selection.

Payment must be made in POUNDS STERLING only.

Packages should be marked, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE – FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY.

Screening copies should be sent in packages marked ‘Submission’ addressed to:
GFF13 Submissions
Glasgow Film Theatre
Finance Department
12 Rose Street
Glasgow
Scotland, UK

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