Category Archives: Southside Film Fest

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



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.