Winner of the Southside Film Award

The Southside Filmmakers Screening was held yesterday afternoon and we are pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural Best Southside Film Award is Echoes of Cinema City. Congratulations to Antonia Bain & Gordon Ballantyne who made the film.

Thanks again to Bafta Scotland, Screen Academy Scotland, GMAC, GFT, The Shed, Sergio Casci and Francis Lopez for donating the prizes.

You can find out more about the other films screened here.

{still from echoes of cinema city}

Echoes of Cinema City | Documentary | 8′ | Directed by Gordon Ballantyne & Antonia Bain | Made with the help and support of Joss Walsh, Angela Davison and 55 Degrees

At its peak, Glasgow had over 23 fully working cinema organs. Now there is only one. For an entire generation the sound of the cinema was that of the cinema organ and if it wasn’t for the team of volunteers at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall that sound would be lost forever. To understand their passion and their work is to see Glasgow’s cinema heritage. Ian McNaught gives us a tour of the organ’s home and how it has been incorporated into the entire building filling it with pipes, machinery and wonderful sounds.

View a trailer for the film here.

Gordon Ballantyne is an Artist and Director living in the south side of Glasgow in Govanhill. Since graduating from art school he has produced short films, documentaries and paintings. Recently he has been collaborating with the creative urban think-tank – Pidgin Perfect on a film which will formulate part of an exhibition entitled Territory and Place. This is proposed to be showcased in the Briggait Art centre in Summer 2011.

Antonia Bain is a Director and Writer based in the south side of Glasgow in Govanhill. Originally from Edinburgh she moved to Glasgow to work for the Media company 55 Degrees, where she currently works as a Content Director. She has worked on many cultural and educational projects, most notably directing several videos for the new transport museum in Glasgow. She is currently working on a new short film entitled Light Up which will be completed in early 2012.