Category Archives: Friday

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




South x Southside – iBop

South x Southside: iBop
Friday 13 May, 22:00-01:00 (£5)
Pollok Ex Servicemens Club

Pollok Ex Servicemens Club is home to iBop a monthly pre-club night for the southside. As part of the film festival and scheduled to run after the Forest of Black screening (free to those with tickets for that screening) you can“dance, drink and hear music worthy of your ears.”
Music: Alternative / Electronica / Pop.

South x Southside – Forest of Black Music Videos

South x Southside: Forest of Black Music Videos
Friday 13 May, 20.30-22:00 (£5)
The Shed (The Loft)

This screening and Q and A has been specially commissioned by the Southside Film Festival. The Forest of Black is a Glasgow based video production company run by director Blair Young and producer Beth Allan. The company produces creative video content for music related projects.
The Forest Of Black have spent the last decade quietly becoming the most productive music video company working out of Scotland. It’s not been an easy ride though, battling the London centric workings of the record industry and the inevitable creative compromises of a promotional format.

As well as producing music promos for Biffy Clyro, Franz Ferdinand and Belle and Sebastian (to name only a few), they have also provided for television documentaries, commercial and corporate advertising campaigns.

For this unique screening, rather than a straightforward retrospective, producer Beth Allan and director Blair Young have instead woven the pick of their own work, and some of the worst, into an entertaining quasi-documentary, illustrating both the company’s story, and its voyages through the murky waters of the record industry. Questions will be taken and answered honestly.

Opening Film – American Cousins

American Cousins
Friday 13 May, 20:00 (£5)
Venue TBC
The opening film of the festival will be the BAFTA nominated American Cousins with an intro and Q&A from writer (and southsider) Sergio Casci.
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The film tells the story of a mild-mannered Scots-Italian fish and chip shop owner who is alarmed when his two distant US cousins take refuge in his shop and start persuading a local loan shark not to reclaim his debt. Casci has written an article about Scots-Italians and their differences from their American cousins.

South x Southside: Composing Music for Film Seminar

Seminar – Composing Music for Film with Malcolm Lindsay, Eleanor Yule and Mick Cooke
Friday 13 May, 18:30-20:00 (donations only)
The Shed (The Loft)
A seminar discussing the art of composing music for film featuring the following great panellists:

  • Eleanor Yule is an award winning writer and director, whose credits include an acclaimed profile on R.D.Laing, BBC Series Ghost stories for Christmas, feature film Blinded, and she has collaborated with many fine film composers including the late Geoffrey Burgon (Life of Brian, Brideshead Revisited) and Scottish born composer Malcolm Lindsey (Blinded, Michael Palin and the Mystery of Hammershoi).