One of the aims of Southside Film is to provide education & training -on film history, analysis, filmmaking and Scottish film industry -for all. We also want to encourage filmmaking within the Southside of Glasgow by showcasing new, local filmmakers (through the annual Southside Filmmaker Award), to inspire the next generation of filmmakers in the Southside of Glasgow. Past workshops, talks, walks, events and Q&As are listed below.
Q&A with filmmakers involved in the following films:
Her Past, Her Future– short film made by visual artist Arpita Shah (pictured below at Tramway screening) in collaboration with students at St Roch’s Secondary School and Ankur Arts, exploring what it is like to live in Glasgow when your home country is far away.
We Belong to Glasgow -short films made by young people (two are pictured below at Tramway screening) with no previous filmmaking experience from diverse background across the city. Produced in partnership by Interfaith Glasgow and the West Of Scotland Regional Equality Council , the film was produced by Hans Lucas (also pictured below).
Making it Home– screening of four films made by women from 10 countries and women living in Glasgow, none of them had made a film before. The project was facilitated by Media Co-op (Vilte Vaitkute from Media Co-op pictured below at Tramway screening).
Taxi Through Pakistan -a documentary film directed by Basharat Khan (pictured below at Tramway screening) which takes us on a journey through a Pakistan that we so rarely see.
Timelock -a feature film, written and directed by David Griffith (pictured below at Govanhill Baths screening), is a Tartan-noir thriller about a safe that doesn’t open, a robbery gone wrong, and all the choices you made or rather didn’t make -in life.
Short Film Screening with filmmaker Q&A at New Victoria Gardens allotments in Pollokshields with a plant sale, plastering plant making workshop for kids and pop up food stalls from Bakery 47 and Habibi Kitchen
John has directed films and TV including Not Another Happy Ending, We’ll take Manhattan Life on Mars, Reichenbach Falls, The Canterbury Tales amongst others
An animation workshop for 7-11 year olds with a professional animator Jim Sirk as tutor. In just two hours In just 2 hours, the children designed and built their own 2D super hero based on their favourite superhero. Watch the results /their animation here
Filmmaking Workshop for teenagers, Castlemilk Community Centre
A three hour taster filmmaking workshop-“An Introduction to Filmmaking” -for 12-17 year olds delivered by film tutors from GMAC Film. The teenagers learnt camera and sound recording skills, about storyboarding and then filmed a short story devised, written and performed by the group.
Cinema historians Gordon Barr and Gary Painter of the Scottish Cinemas took people on a two-hour guided walk past a selection some of Glasgow’s historic Southside cinema buildings (some of which are still standing!).
Film Quiz (May 2013 & May 2012)
Hosted by Barry Young and Noelle Carroll. It’s not every night you can sit in the pub and get the answers to some of life’s great questions. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? What’s eating Gilbert Grape? Any developments, Pussycat? O Brother, Where Art Thou? Exactly how green was my valley?
Film Headz @ The Shed started in 2010 and was a project designed to get teenagers into films. The group’s aims were to watch a film and learn to analyse it. They then produced films themselves, developing their own skills in screenwriting, acting, camera operating and directing. This screening showed the results of their work including the public premiere of ghost thriller Locked followed by a Q&Q with the young filmmakers.
Award winning actor Gary Lewis introduced and talked about these two short films made in Govanhill in the 1990s, written and directed by Peter Mullan and screened at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.
The Forest Of Black have spent the last decade quietly becoming the most productive music video company working out of Scotland. For this unique screening, specially curated for Southside Film Festival, rather than a straightforward retrospective, producer Beth Allan and director Blair Young instead weaved 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.
During the workshop tutors John McShane & Jerry Brannigan from Scottish Screenwriters talked through the process of writing a professional script from idea to final draft.
Write! Camera! Action! ran motivational workshops in support of independent filmmaking and anyone with a passion for film. This workshop allowed writers to see how their script played out in the hands of a director and actors and to receive constructive feedback.
iBop (2011 & 2013)
iBop is a monthly club serving the needs of the music loving residents of Strathbungo, Shawlands, general Queens Park area of South Glasgow. iBop normally takes place every first Friday of the month but there have been tow special iBops for the film festival-in 2011 after The Forest of Black music video screening and in 2013 after the screening of Shut Up and Play the Hits!