Category Archives: 2012

Green Screen: A Million Bricks

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

GREEN SCREEN DOUBLE BILL: TROUBLED STORIES FROM DERRY AND BELFAST –
A MILLION BRICKS
5pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5 or £10 for double bill
N/C 15
Buy tickets for A Million Bricks here
But tickets for double bill here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands


In the optimism of the 1960’s people bought new homes in Springfield Park only to find themselves at the heart of a battle when the Troubles broke out. After a night of violence in 1971, six people were killed and Catholic and Protestant families left the last mixed street in West Belfast.


A Million Bricks is the story of a scattered community told by the people themselves and directed and produced by Frank Martin and Seamus Kelters, who lived there. 
They were ordinary people who saw their hopes realised, then dashed within the space of a decade. 


Where once stood a row of houses shared by Protestants and Catholics now stands Belfast’s biggest peace-line, a wall of a million bricks, separating them.

Green Screen: Bernadette

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

GREEN SCREEN DOUBLE BILL: TROUBLED STORIES FROM DERRY AND BELFAST –
BERNADETTE: NOTES FROM A POLITICAL JOURNEY
3pm-4.30pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5 or £10 for double bill
N/C 15
Buy tickets for Bernadette here
But tickets for double bill here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands
Did you know that Bernadette Devlin was once described by an opponent as “Fidel Castro in a mini skirt”? That she punched the Home Secretary in the Houses of Parliament the day after Bloody Sunday? That she was elected MP at 21?

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey has certainly had a tumultuous political career and her political journey continues to this day. Lelia Doolan’s documentary allows her personal and political story to unfold in this atmospheric and evocative film. Using archive footage and a series of interviews with Bernadette herself over a number of years, a complex and intricate picture evolves of a formidable figure of recent Irish politics.

Short Films by Young People

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SHORT FILMS MADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
3pm-4.30pm

Scout Hall, Cathcart

FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for 12-16 year olds








                                                  Backfire



Easier as a Spaceman








First Light works with over 5,000 young people every year, giving them the opportunity to learn the craft of high- quality short filmmaking from industry professionals using industry standard equipment. This selection of films, programmed by Southside Film Festival, brings you the best of recent Scottish work, made by young people, 12-16 years old, supported by First Light.




Films include: Three Blind Mice, Modern Love, Easier as a Spaceman and Inside Out from Edinburgh, Backfire and Strings Attached from Bellshill and Paperboy from Dundee.

For more information about First Light visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk

Short Films by Kids

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SHORT FILMS MADE BY KIDS FOR KIDS
1.45pm-2.30pm
Scout Hall, Cathcart
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for under 12s

First Light is a UK wide organisation that uses film and media production to develop creative and technical production skills in filmmaking, as well as a range of ‘life skills’.This selection of films, programmed by Southside Film Festival, brings you the best of recent Scottish work, made by kids under 12, supported by First Light.


Films include: Lights Out from Orkney, Doodle Disaster from Inverkeithing, Nightmares from Hell and Rock Up from Edinburgh, Three Wishes from AberdeenBinn Bunny Goes Green and Granny Mac’s Meringues from Burntisland.


For more information about First Light visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk

Doodle Disaster





Granny Mac’s Meringues















Class Struggle: Film From the Clyde

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

CLASS STRUGGLE: FILM FROM THE CLYDE
3pm-5pm
Pearce Institute, Govan
FREE but donations welcome
N/C 15

Cinema Action was the only film-crew allowed to record the dramatic events of the UCS Work-in of 1971-2 inside the shipyards. It was one of the most exciting and powerful struggles against unemployment in Britain.

Film from the Clyde (97mins), 41 years on, draws its strength, humour and resistance from the men and women of the shop floor and below decks. The overwhelming support of the people of the Clyde is all there to be seen in this film.

Screening in Govan, there is sure to be an interesting post film discussion!


UPDATE: this screening with introduced by Chris Bartter who will also chair the post film Q&A with veteran Jimmy Cloughley of the coordinating committee and other veterans (TBC) 

Archive Films

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

ARCHIVE FILMS:
SHIPYARDS PARKS & GREEK THOMSON
Screenings at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Boat Shed, Queens Park
FREE but donations welcome
suitable for all ages

This programme of archive films will be looped so you can dip and out of it on your Saturday afternoon in the park. The programme will start at 2pm and last for approximately 1 hour so if you want to see the whole thing then turn up at 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. 

Programme: 
All We’re Skilled In (20mins, 2011), a project between GFT and Plantation Productions where young people created new soundtracks for silent archive footage of the shipyards, Greek Thomson (28 mins, 1967), a documentary about Greek Thomson’s design of some of our local architecture and an extract from Our Public Parks (1949, silent).

Thanks to Scottish Screen Archive for the archive footage.

Surprise Kids Film

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY

SURPRISE FILM! KIDS MOVIE CLUB
1pm
Pollokshaws Library
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for 3-12 year olds

Come along and settle down to a good film-we can’t tell you what it will be but it’s sure to be a nice surprise for the kids!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Make Your Own Animation

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: SATURDAY 19 MAY


MAKE YOUR OWN ANIMATION
11.30am-1pm
£3 (limited availability, tickets must be purchased in advance)
Scout Hall, Cathcart
Suitable for 8-12 year olds
Buy tickets for this workshop here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands












Join animators from Red Kite Animation studio for this introduction to making 2D cartoons. Make your own 2D puppet and bring it to life with cameras and computers. All the films will go online at www.redkiteworkshops.co.uk

This workshop is only for children between the ages of 8 and 12. Children will be supervised. Jim Sirk, workshop coordinator for Red Kite Animation, holds Enhanced Disclosure.

Underwire screening

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: 

FRIDAY 18 MAY 

UNDERWIRE SCREENING: 
IN ASSOCIATION WITH WOMEN IN FILM & TV SCOTLAND
9pm-11pm
The Bungo
FREE but donations welcome
Over 18s only

Underwire is the film festival for shorts by women, showcasing work across the crafts and providing a opportunity for filmmakers to network and share experiences.


Underwire will be visiting Southside Film Festival this May for a special screening of their 2011 Award Winning films and then will open up the screen for you! That’s right, for the second half of the evening, Underwire hands the screen to local female filmmakers working across the crafts to show your latest projects, works in progress or rushes.


If you’d like to screen your work visit www.underwirefestival.com/networking and select Southside Film Festival to complete the form.

South X Southside: Ballads of the Book

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 18 MAY 



SOUTH X SOUTHSIDE: BALLADS OF THE BOOK
7.30pm-10pm
The Shed, Loft
£6/£5
N/C15+
Buy tickets to Ballads of the Book here
Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Ballads of the Book directed by Claire McCluskey, Margaret Shankland and Julie McCrone, 
is a documentary following the creation of an innovative and critically-acclaimed album of the same name, curated by Roddy Woomble. 

It features collaborations between Scottish musicians and Scottish writers, including Ian Rankin, A.L Kennedy, Sons & Daughters, King Creosote, James Yorkston, Vashti Bunyan, Malcolm Middleton, Rodge Glass, Aidan Moffat, Alan Bissett, Edwin Morgan and Alasdair Gray. 

It was nominated in the Best New Work and Best Director categories in the Scottish New Talent Bafta Awards.

JUST ANNOUNCED: The film will be introduced by the directors who will also do a Q&A after the film with contributor to the project Hal Duncan 


Opening Films: Neds

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 18 MAY 

opening film: NEDS

8pm
The Shed, Main Hall
£6/£5
Cert 15
Buy tickets for NEDS here 

Tickets also available at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands

Southside Glasgow’s most prolific and talented filmmaker, Peter Mullan, recreates 1970s Glasgow for his most recent feature film NEDS (124 mins). 

The film tells the story of Catholic teenager John McGill, played by Conor McCarron in his first ever acting role. Despite showing promise John becomes involved in ‘NED’ culture and has to deal, and live with, the consequences. NEDS won Best Film at the San Sebastian Film Festival and was released last year to positive acclaim from critics and audiences alike. For those of you who missed it, come along, for those of you who saw it, come along to watch it again. 

And as NEDS was mostly shot in the Southside, we think it is the perfect opening film for Southside Film Festival!


Come Closer

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: 


SUNDAY 20 MAY -note change of date!!!



COME CLOSER: INTRODUCTION & Q&A WITH DIRECTOR, PETER MACKIE BURNS
2.15pm-3.30pm
The Shed, Main Hall-note change of venue!!!
£6/£5
N/C 15+

Tickets available on the door only

Come Closer portrays the poetry in the people and places of Glasgow.

Berlin Golden Bear-winning director Peter Mackie Burns allows the audience access to the private lives of disparate groups of characters who reside in the city of Glasgow. We are privy to their conversations, private moments and everyday occurrences in a piece that often makes for uncomfortable and even voyeuristic viewing.


Accompanied by the ambient music of Sigur Ros the city takes on a character of its own as we follow their lives through an ever- changing landscape from cradle to grave.



The Power of the Crowd: Crowd Funding Films

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 18 MAY 



THE POWER OF THE CROWD: CROWD FUNDING FILMS, DOES IT WORK?
6.30pm-7.30pm
The Bungo-note change of venue!!!
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for all ages

Film Journalist and Programmer and Film Editor of The List, Gail Tolley, will chair this discussion on crowdfunding with a panel of filmmakers who have used different web forums to help raise funds for their films. 

Panel includes Beth Allan, who helped run the campaign for feature God Help The GirlRebecca Thompson on the current campaign to raise money for feature film Not Another Happy Ending and Producer Marie Olsen with Director Peter Mackie Burns on their crowdfunding experience with short film Stronger.

The cafe at Film City will be open for this event




Southside Studios Exhibition

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 PROGRAMME: THURSDAY 17 MAY 

EXHIBITION OPENING @ SOUTHSIDE STUDIOS
Preview: 7pm-9pm
Southside Studios
FREE but donations welcome
Suitable for all ages
Exhibition continues all weekend: opening times 18th-20th May, 11am-6pm

A selections of artists films, curated by Southside Studios, will be presented in the Southside Studios’ new gallery, an innovative purpose built gallery and performance space. 
First opened in December 2005, Southside Studios are an artist-run studios providing exhibition and workspaces to 28 artists and designers.

Visit www.southsidestudios.org for more details


UPDATE: Artist’s film work screening over the weekend includes work by:




Gwenan Davies, Beth Dynowski, Pete Fleming, Gabriel Leung, Samantha Madonik, Christina McPhee, David McNeil, Kim Stewart and Stina Wirfelt.

4 hours to go!

Southsiders! You have until midnight to submit your films to the Southside Film Festival. The film can be made by Southsiders, be about the Southside or just shot here but it must have some kind of Southside connection as the films may be selected for the Southside Audience Award.
We are also looking for short films for another short film screening just added though so do still get in touch if you have anything you would like us to watch for possible selection.
You can send us secure links to your films to southsidefilmfest@gmail.com by midnight tonight!

Southside Filmmakers-last chance to submit-Tues 10 April DEADLINE!

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SOUTHSIDE FILMS

Are you a filmmaker based in the Southside?
Have you made a film about the Southside?
Have you shot a film in the Southside?

If so, Southside Film Festival wants to see your films!

The inaugural Southside Film Festival Southside Filmmaker Award was won by filmmakers Antonia Bain and Gordon Ballanytine May 2011 for their short documentary about the cinema organ in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. The award was voted for by the audience and prizes were kindly donated by BAFTA Scotland, Screen Academy Scotland, GFT, GMAC and local businesses.

You can submit your film this year for a chance of winning the Southside Film Festival Southside Filmmaker Award 2012. Festival Dates 18-20 May 2012

Submit screeners on DVD only to: Southside Film Festival, 0/1, 18 Clincart Rd, Glasgow, G42 9DJ OR send links to secure password protected video hosting sites to southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

When submitting your film please tell us the title, length, genre and don’t forget to include your full contact details.

DEADLINE FOR SOUTHSIDE FILM SUBMISSIONS: TUES 10 APRIL, 2012

Please note you can also get in touch with us if you are not a Southside filmmaker, we are still happy to hear from you!

Southside Film Festival Award 2012

SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SOUTHSIDE FILMS

Are you a filmmaker based in the Southside?
Have you made a film about the Southside?
Have you shot a film in the Southside?

If so, Southside Film Festival wants to see your films!

The inaugural Southside Film Festival Award May 2011 was won by filmmakers Antonia Bain and Gordon Ballanytine with their short documentary about the cinema organ in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Prizes were kindly donated by BAFTA Scotland, Screen Academy Scotland, GFT, GMAC and local businesses.

2012 Festival Dates 18-20 May 2012

Submit screeners on DVD only to: Southside Film Festival, 0/1, 18 Clincart Rd, Glasgow, G42 9DJ or send links to secure password protected video hosting sites to southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

When submitting your film please tell us the title, length, genre and don’t forget to include your full contact details.

DEADLINE FOR SOUTHSIDE FILM SUBMISSIONS: TUES 10 APRIL, 2012

Please note you can also get in touch with us if you are not a Southside filmmaker, we are still happy to hear from you!

Lovely new flyers for February Screenings



We have created two flyers for the screenings being held in the Southside this month as part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

The first is for the screening of The Phantom of the Opera at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Sunday 26 February.

Download it here.

The second is for the screening of five short films at The Shed over the weekend of the 10-12 February.

Download it here.

2012 Southside Film Festival Award – Call for Submissions

  • Are you a filmmaker based in the Southside? 
  • Have you made a film about the Southside? 
  • Have you shot a film in the Southside? 

If so, Southside Film Festival wants to see your films! The 2012 Festival Dates are 18-20 May 2012

The inaugural Southside Film Festival Award May 2011 was won by filmmakers Antonia Bain and Gordon Ballantyne with their short documentary ‘Echoes of Cinema City‘ about the cinema organ in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Prizes were kindly donated by BAFTA Scotland, Screen Academy Scotland, GFT, GMAC and local businesses.

At the 2012 festival on 18-20 May 2012, there will be two awards-one for Best Southside Short Film and one for Best Southside Feature film so don’t miss out!

  • Early deadline Mon 19 December 2011- FREE 
  • Final deadline Mon 16 January 2012 – £5 per film 

Please submit screeners on DVD to: Southside Film Festival, 0/2, 18 Clincart Rd, Glasgow, G42 9DJ Submissions excepted on DVD only.  Please tell us the title, length, genre, of the film when submitting and don’t forget to include your full contact details.

Any questions please email: southsidefilmfest@gmail.com