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Review of 2012 festival

It has now been nearly 4 months since the May 2012 Festival happened.  We are busy making plans for next year already and thinking about how we can continue to provide film events for the Southside until then.

The images below were all taken by Stefan Norledge.  He’s a Glasgow photographer who volunteered for the festival and he has experience shooting a wide range of subjects including weddings, he can be contacted at stefann@fotki.com.

We have used his images in a mini review of the 2012 festival.  Download the Review here.

Short Films @ The Chalet RESCHEDULED

The Short Films @ The Chalet which had to be cancelled are going to be shown on Saturday 2nd June at the Chalet.

This is a FREE screening and the programme of Short Films includes:

1. Waste Art (9′)
What is waste art? A look into the world of this new and exotic artform, expounded by its practitioners. Directed by Andy Dow.

2. The Land Between Tick and Tock (13′)
Nick Padalino, an eccentric New Yorker, owns a fluorescent art museum incentral Amsterdam. ‘A land between Tick and Tock’ is a documentary portraitof Nick and his Parisian girlfriend Michele as they guide the viewer aroundtheir quirky hand made museum of fluorescent wonders. Directed by KateBurton.

3. The Tannery (5’30”)
A recently deceased Fox has a life after death experience. Animated anddirected by Iain Gardener. The Tannery was nominated for Best Animation,BAFTA in Scotland Awards, 2011 and won Best Animation at CFC WorldWideShort Film Festival, Toronto and the Celtic Media Festival 2011. The music wascomposed by Southsider Mick Cooke who appeared at Southside Film Festival’scomposing music for film discussion last year.

4.An Artifical Light (19’40)
A tale of romance and heartache, filmed in Aberdeen last year.Written and directed by Tim Courtney. Starring: Pamela Donald, Davy King,Adam Morrice and Matthew Duncan.

5. Pentecost (11mins)
A young Irish boy faces a difficult choice that may leave him at odds with hissmall community. Written and directed by Peter McDonald, produced byEimear O’Kane. Nominated for Best Live Action Film Oscar, 2012.

[Tumult]

6. Tumult (13 mins)A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied andwounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand over power to his sonwhen an army of a completely different kind…descends upon them.Written and directed by Johnny Barrington, produced by Rhianna Andrews.

7. Whether the weather (5mins)
Commissioned by Screen Academy Scotland in 2011 to screen at EdinburghInternational Festival and be viewed by Philip Glass, this film was a response toGlass and Regio’s collaboration on the Qatsi trilogy. Director Lorna Simpsonand composer Jordan Gilmour worked together to produce a response to theGlass and Regio’s work.

8. Out on the Tiles (3’11”)
An inebriated woman pays a visit to the ladies’ loo for a cigarette, but noteverything goes to plan….Animated and directed by Anna Pearson. Winner ofBAFTA in Scotland Best Animation Award 2011.

Short Films @ The Chalet
Saturday 2nd June | 7:30pm
FREE

Winner of the 2012 Best Southside Film Award

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2012 Best Southside Film Award is Mark Mcluskey with his film ‘Fur and Loathing‘.

Fur and Loathing (13′) takes us inside the lives and minds of the people who for a few hours a week lives their lives as the mascots of the teams they support. We literally get under the skin of mascot life and are taken on a journey inside the hot, sweaty suit ourselves to see life through the eyes of someone looking through the eye holes of a furry bear head.

The film is available to view on vimeo here.

The prizes for the 2012 Award are:

  • 2 tickets for the comedy show at The Shed on Sat 26 May at 8pm 
  • Entrance to a gig at Glasshouse of their choice during Southside Festival 
  • 2 tickets for the Glasgow Film Theatre 
  • 1 year’s membership to GMAC, worth £45 
  • A £40 voucher for the Tearooms or Butterfly and The Pig, plus entry to the buff club. 
  • 20% off a short course of their choice at Screen Academy Scotland (valid for a year) 
A big thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted their work, it was a close competition and the six films screened were all great.  Thanks also to the organisations who have donated prizes.
Congrats to Mark!

Cancellations @ the Shed

The screenings of:
Bernadette
A Million Bricks
An Evening With Sherlock Holmes

Have had to be cancelled. Apologies for the cancellation, we have technical problems beyond our control at The Shed which we are working on fixing for tomorrow.

We will try to reschedule them again in the near future. We will be at The Shed before scheduled start time to refund tickets or you can email us on southsidefilmfest@gmail.com to arrange a refund.

Many apologies again, Southside Film Festival.

All other screenings today are running as normal.

Press & Web Coverage so far…

Wake up early tomorrow morning (Thurs 17 May) to catch Karen O’Hare and Barry Young on Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01h7bvc and Pauline McLean also gives us a great write up here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18103250


BBC Radio Scotland Movie Cafe will also be giving us a wee mention http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074hml

Karen will also be on Sunny Govan tomorrow (Thurs 17 May) sometime after 3pm with Angela Ross from Plantation Productions who will be showcasing their work at Kinning Park Complex on Sunday 20 May at 2pm http://sunnygovanradio.com/


And look out for us on MacAulay and Co Whats On Guide, BBC Radio Scotland on Friday 18 May http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01h7by0


We’ll also be on Awaz FM over the weekend of the festival http://www.awazfm.co.uk/


STV Local have also previewed the festival:
http://local.stv.tv/glasgow/going-out/events-info/98191-film-festival-to-bring-cinema-lovers-south/
and have also previewed the Cinemas of the Southside talk on Sun 20th at Tusk:
http://local.stv.tv/glasgow/going-out/articles/99433-rediscovering-the-lost-silver-screens-of-the-south-side/
and have a listing here: http://local.stv.tv/glasgow/going-out/events/1046635-southside-film-festival/


The Skinny give the film festival a great preview:
http://www.theskinny.co.uk/film/features/301932-southside_film_festival_2012


Eye for Film have also been talking about us: 
http://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/festivals/southside
http://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/news/2012-05-17-southside-festival-kicks-off-in-glasgow-news-story-by-jennie-kermodeThe Glaswegian give us a mention:
http://www.theglaswegian.co.uk/entertainment-lifestyle/entertainment/2012/05/10/big-screen-gems-set-to-hit-southside-film-festival-102692-23854419/


The Herald gives us a wee mention:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/film/arts-news.17487459


Morning Star also give us a great write up:
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/118963


Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra also wrote about us on Thursday 3 May and The Evening Times on Sunday 5 May-we will get the printed articles scanned and posted online soon 


I-on Magazine give us a mention here:
http://www.i-onmagazine.co.uk/glasgow/what-s-on/film-and-theatre/southside-film-festival


Creative Clyde also preview the festival here:
http://www.creativeclyde.com/news–events/2012/southside-film-festival–2012


Rural Gateway preview the We are Northern Lights workshop here:
http://www.ruralgateway.org.uk/en/node/5649


First Light, who supported the young Scottish people to make the films that are screening at the Scout Hall on Saturday, posted a news item about the film festival:
http://www.firstlightonline.co.uk/news/southside-film-festival-glasgow/

Southside Happenings have been blogging about the film quiz at The Bungo tomorrow night (Thurs 17 May), opening film NEDS on Friday 18 May and Class Struggle, Film from the Clyde at PI in Govan on Saturday 19 May at 3pm.  http://southsidehappenings.blogspot.co.uk/

Bungo Blog have also been blooging about the film festival: http://www.bungoblog.com/

Glasgow Shadows Blog previews Come Closer screening at The Shed on Sun 20 May http://cloudplasma.co.uk/lanvacette/

Hidden Glasgow have also been talking about us (although there is lots of info on our website and blog guys!) http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11715

Oh, just in case you haven’t seen it yet here is the film festival promohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxmlcMQSevM&feature=youtu.be

N.B. Changes to programme!

Announcing some last minute changes to the published programme:

Change of venue for Crowd Funding films discussion-now in The Bungo -same time and date-6.30pm Fri 18 May and all other details remain the same http://southsidefilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/southside-film-festival-2012-programme_28.html

Change of date, time and venue for Come Closer screening -now in The Shed on Sunday 20 May at 2.15pm, £6/£5, tickets available on the door only http://southsidefilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/southside-film-festival-2012-programme_8368.html

Finally, the screening at Govanhill Baths will now NOT take place in the swimming pool as advertised. The screening will now be in the well being centre at the front of the building. http://southsidefilmfest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/southside-film-festival-2012-programme_4847.html

Please help spread the word about these changes so nobody goes to the wrong place at the wrong time and misses out on these great events and screenings!

Thanks, Southside Film Festival team

Southside Film Festival Promo

At the first Southside Film Festival last year Gary Lewis introduced Peter Mullan’s short films ‘Close’ and ‘Fridge’ and ‘Crying with Laughter’ starring Stephen McCole and ‘American Cousins’, written by Sergio Casci, also screened. Gary, Stephen and Sergio are all back this year to help promote the festival.

Check out the new film festival promo on YouTube.

Southside Film Festival – bringing film back to Glasgow’s Southside! 17-20 May, 2012 Tickets on sale now at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands or online at Tickets Scotland.

Volunteer with us in May

We are now looking for new volunteers for the 2012 Festival. We need enthusiastic and reliable individuals for the following roles:

  • General front of house and box office team. No experience necessary. 
  •  2 x Technical support for screening set ups. Experience in film or sound projection. 
  •  1 x Publicity and press assistant. Knowledge of social media desirable. 
  •  2 x Assistants for Animation workshops. Film making experience desirable. 

The Southside Film Festival relies on the generosity of volunteers to help with the running of the festival and we strive to provide a good volunteering experience. Volunteering with the festival is a great opportunity meet new people or gain work experience within the film and events sector. You can expect to gain experience as part of a friendly team working on many different tasks from box office, web design, publicity to front of house.

If you would like to volunteer please send an email to southsidefilmfest@gmail.com with Volunteering in the subject line.

Please provide information about what role you would be interested in, your contact details (email and mobile) and what dates/times you are available for over the festival weekend (17-20 May). If you are interested in a technical support or workshop role then please also provide a cv.

Festival programme

We have been out distributing film festival programmes in Pollokshields, Pollokshaws, Strathbungo & Shawlands today and will be getting more out around the Southside very soon. 


You can also see the programme here and all of the listings with links to payment are below. 

Happy reading and hope you can make it along to some of the screenings!

Venue Information

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012


VENUE INFORMATION:

Boatshed, beside the pond, Queens Park, Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow 
The Bungo, 17-21 Nithsdale Rd, Strathbungo, G41 2AL. 0141 423 0023
The Burrell Collection, Pollok Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Rd, G43 1AT. 0141 287 2550 
The Chalet, 8 Dixon Avenue, Govanhill. G42 8ED 
Film City, Govan Town Hall, 401 Govan Rd, G51 2QJ. 0141 445 7244 
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA. 0141 433 2999 
Kinning Park Complex (opposite Kinning Park subway), 43 Cornwall St, G41 1BA. 0141 419 0329 Pearce Institute, 840- 860 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UU. 0141 445 6007
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow, G43 1NE. 0142 632 5811 
Pollokshaws Library, 50-60 Shawbridge Street, G43 1RW. 0141 276 1535 
Scout Hall, 23 Garry St, Cathcart. G44 4AZ 
The Shed, 26 Langside Ave, Glasgow, G41 2QS. 0141 649 5020 
Southside Studios, 17 Westmoreland Street, Glasgow, G42 8LL 
Tusk, 18 Moss Side Road, Shawlands, G41 3TN. 0845 166 6017

You can also go onto google maps and search for Southside Film Festival 17-20 May 2012 and it will bring up all the venues in one handy map!


Closing film – The General

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: 

SUNDAY 20 MAY

closing film: THE GENERAL WITH LIVE WURLITZER ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT

8pm-10pm
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
£6/£5
Suitable for all ages
Buy tickets for The General here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

The General will be accompanied by David Gray from the Scottish Cinema Organ Trust (SCOT) on the mighty Wurlitzer cinema organ. For those of you who saw David in action on the Wurlitzer at The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at Halloween or February’s Phantom of the Opera screening then you will know this it is a live cinema experience not to be missed! The General is possibly the best comedy film every made – Buster Keaton at his best! 


What better way to end this year’s Southside Film Festival?!

Ice – cream & popcorn for sale on the night.


Southside Filmmakers Award Screening

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

SOUTHSIDE FILMMAKERS AWARD SCREENING
6pm-7.30pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5
N/C 15

Buy tickets for Southside Filmmakers Award Screening here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Last year the inaugural Southside Film Festival Award was won by Gordon Ballantine & Antonia Bain for their film Echoes of Cinema City and this year the audience will again be asked to vote for their favourite Southside film. 

The programme of Southiside filmmakers includes short drama The Taxidermist, documentaries Fur and LoathingOur Journey and Cutting Loose and music videos Journey FC 

The winner will receive the Best Southside Film Award, announced after the closing film at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

Fur and Loathing

The Taxidermist

Fast Romance

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

FAST ROMANCE
8pm 
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5
N/C 15
Buy tickets for Fast Romance here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands


A film about love, life and speed dating that sets out to prove that just three minutes with a complete stranger can change your life forever. Fast Romance is about seven very different people who go looking for love and end up getting more than they bargained for. 

Shot in the Southside and written and directed by Southsider Carter Ferguson, Fast Romance also features music from Southsiders A Band Called Quinn.

Film Quiz @ The Bungo

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: THURSDAY 17 MAY

FILM QUIZ @ THE BUNGO 
QUIZ HOSTS: BARRY YOUNG & NOELLE CARROLL
From 8pm
The Bungo
£5 per team
Over 18s only

What do you mean I’m funny? Are you Sarah Connor? Is it safe? How do you solve a problem like Maria?
These are among the many movie questions you won’t be asked at the inaugural Southside Film Festival Film Quiz!
You don’t need a degree in film studies, just a love of movies and an overwhelming desire to have a fun night out. Oh, and £5 for the entrance fee.
You got to ask yourself one question.
Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?


Comfort & Joy

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

COMFORT & JOY
4pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5
CERT PG
Buy tickets for Comfort & Joy here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands


Warmth and laughter from Bill Forsyth and Bill Paterson in this 1984 classic Scottish film. Allan “Dicky” Bird a radio DJ, is heartbroken when his girlfriend leaves him and his life takes a bizarre twist- he witnesses an attack on an ice cream van which leads him into the struggle between two Italian families over the ice cream market in Glasgow. 

Partly shot on the Southside of Glasgow, Comfort and Joy is a Sunday matinee treat for those who haven’t seen it and and for those who just want to be reminded of Forsyth’s comic genius!

Silver Tongues

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

SILVER TONGUES
4pm-5.30pm

The Shed, Loft

£6/£5
N/C 15

Buy tickets for Silver Tongues here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

A pair of lovers travel from town to town, taking on different identities and manipulating the strangers they meet, until their deceitful game turns deadly and escape becomes impossible. Expanded from his short of the same name, Silver Tongues impresses with mind games and role playing which keep the audience on edge throughout.

Writer and director Simon Arthur grew up in Pollokshields and is now based in New York. 


Silver Tongues is his impressive debut feature film and amongst several other awards, won the Audience Award at Slamdance in 2011.

We Are Northern Lights

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY



WE ARE NORTHERN LIGHTS TALK AND WORKSHOP
3.30pm-5.30pm
Tusk
FREE but donations welcome

We are Northern Lights is a first in a lifetime mass participation film project funded by the Year Of Creative Scotland 2012.

Southside Film Festival has invited Creative Director Nick Higgins along to host a filmmaking workshop to encourage and support Southsiders to brainstorm ideas. 
What can you see?
What do you wish you had seen? 
What do you wish you could see? 

Anyone that contributes to the project as a direct result of attending a workshop is automatically eligible for the Northern Lights £1000 workshop award.

The workshop is free and open to everyone but please book a place in advance by emailing workshops@wearenorthernlights.com

Scottish Screenwriters Workshop

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

SCOTTISH SCREENWRITERS DROP IN SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP
2pm-4pm
Tusk
FREE but donations welcome

Jerry Brannigan, co-founder of Scottish Screenwriters and award winning writer, director & producer, Eleanor Yule, will be hosting a Screenplay Drop-In workshop. You don’t need to be an experienced writer and there’s no need to book, just come along with up to 10 pages of your screenplay and they will read and discuss the work there and then. Please bring at least 2 copies.They will also be happy to help with synopsis, pitches, treatments, in fact anything to do with screenwriting.

Work will be read on a first come basis so please come along early.

Made In Govan Showcase

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY

MADE IN GOVAN: PLANTATION
PRODUCTIONS SHOWCASE
2pm-4pm
Kinning Park Complex (opposite Kinning Park Subway)
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for all ages

Plantation Productions are proud to present some humorous highlights from their work with youth and community groups in Govan over the last year, including:
Come Rain or Shine (20 mins) a documentary by the Time Out Arts Group 
So You Think You’re Funny? (20 mins) Young Persons comedy sketch show 
Comedy Bytes (20 mins) comedy sketches from the Portal Senior’s Film Club

Let Plantation introduce you to an outlandish array of characters from a 64 year old Mammy’s Boy to the lovely Miss Tash, and take a light-hearted look at how we can all improve our mental health – even on a rainy day!


Cinemas of the Southside

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY


SPANISH COURTYARDS, EGYPTIAN PALACES AND WHITE ELEPHANTS: THE WILD AND WORLDLY CINEMAS OF THE SOUTHSIDE
2pm-3pm
Tusk
FREE but donations welcome

An illustrated talk by Gary Painter, editor, www.scottishcinemas.org on the development of Scotland’s varied and wonderful cinema architecture, with a special look at the cinemas of Glasgow’s Southside – from the fleapits to the picture palaces, and everything in between!

Kids Surprise Film!

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SUNDAY 20 MAY


SURPRISE FILM!
2pm-3.30pm
Burrell Cinema, The Burrell Collection
FREE
Suitable for all ages

In this Disney-Pixar classic we journey inside the miniature world of bugs for larger-than- life fun and adventure! Can you guess what the surprise film is?

Screening in the Burrell Cinema, the Lecture Theatre beside the Burrell Cafe. 
Please ask for directions to the cinema at the Enquiry Desk.

Swimming Shorts @ the Baths

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SWIMMING SHORTS @ THE BATHS
9.30pm
Govanhill Baths
FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15
This screening will NOW NOT take place in the old swimming pool. The screening with NOW BE in the well being centre at the front of the building so now no need for cushions (we hope!) 

To celebrate Govanhill Baths reopening part of the building earlier this year, Southside Film Festival has put together a programme of some of its favourite short films about swimming. Govanhill Baths continues to fundraise to open the rest of building, including the swimming pools. Find out more at www.govanhillbaths.com

Programme includes: Jean Taris, Swimming Champion (1931) Jean Vigo’s beautiful portrait of the famous 1920s swimmer Jean Taris, River Child, a short film about two teenage girl’s day out by the river, Butterfly, an intimate portrait which explores a young woman’s perspective about living with albinism and Five Six Seven Eight, a short film about love and dancing, shot in the baths last year.

Butterfly














Butterfly

Short Films @ The Chalet

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SHORT FILMS @ THE CHALET
7.30pm-9pm
THE CHALET
FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15

The Chalet is an independent artist-run studio, workshop and exhibition space. It currently hosts 10 artists and designers. Southside Film Festival has programmed some of its favourite recent short films alongside some Southside work that we couldn’t fit into the Southside Filmmakers programme.

Film programme includes Tumult, written and directed by Jonny Barrington and OSCAR nominated Irish short film Pentecost, written and directed by Peter McDonald, documentaries The Land Between Tick and Tock, directed by Kate Burton and Waste Art directed by Andy Dow and animations The Tannery, Out of the Tiles and more…

Tumult

The Land Between Tick and Tock
                                                                                                          Pentecost

An Evening with Sherlock Holmes

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

AN EVENING WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES
PART 1: REICHENBACH FALLS -WITH INTRO AND Q&A FROM WRITER JAMES MAVOR
PART 2: SHERLOCK SILENTS-THE MYSTERY OF LEAPING FISH (1916) & SHERLOCK JR (1924)
7pm-10pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5 for part 2 – part 1 FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15
Buy tickets for part 2 here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Reichenbach Falls is an action-packed psychological thriller examining the complex relationship between character and creator. DI Jim Buchan is a cop on the edge, Jack Harvey is a successful crime writer with the world at his feet. In Reichenbach Falls, these two former friends are thrown together when a 100-year-old body is discovered beneath the streets of Edinburgh.
While Harvey is on the brink of launching his new novel, St Bernard’s Well, DI Buchan’s murder investigation takes him into the dark Jekyll and Hyde underworld of Edinburgh and a parallel journey into the Scottish Capital’s literary past, leading him to question the very nature of his own existence. The shattering truth will bring the lives of these two very different men together and blow them apart.




Reichenbach Falls








The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (25mins) stars Douglas Fairbanks as Coke Ennyday, a scientific detective, loosely based on Holmes, who discovers a contraband of opium (which he eagerly tastes) transported with “Leaping Fishes”… You get the idea, this is a bizarre viewing experience and not what you normally expect from Douglas Fairbanks!

Sherlock Junior (45mins), written, directed, produced and starring Buster Keaton as a love struck detective/projectionist, is not to be missed! This version of this silent comedy classic has a jazzy score from Carl Davis.





                                                               Sherlock Jr

Thanks to Sherlock Holmes Society of Scotland