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Film Club tickets update

A quick update on the ticketing arrangements for Film Club.The very kind folks at Glad Cafe sell our tickets for us in advance of the screenings. However, to help keep things simple we’ve decided that tickets for each month’s screenings will only be available to buy in person from the Glad Cafe the month before each screening. So, dates for ticket sales are as follows:

Tickets are also available on the door from Southside Film Festival volunteers the night of each screening from an hour beforehand (so 7pm or 3pm for Pirates!) and online now from Tickets Scotland(booking fee applies).

We hope that all makes sense! We’ll be sure to remind you all via twitter and facebook when the tickets for each screening are available.

Film Club returns

We’re delighted to announce that film club is back for Autumn 2013! 

Here’s the line up for our 5 core Film Club screenings at the Glad Cafe and we have a couple of other screenings planned, details of those will be announced soon.

In September, on Tuesday 3rd we’ll be screening Heathers – the 80’s cult classic black comedy about high school cliques.

In October, on Tuesday 8th we’ll be showing Swedish horror film Let the Right One In/Låt den Rätte Komma In.

For November, there’s a chance to catch the brilliant performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra on Tuesday 5th.

In December, there’ll be two screenings one on Tuesday 3rd In Bruges and on Sunday 15th something for the kids with The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists!

Tickets will be on sale soon – keep an eye out for details. Once they are available you can buy them online from Ticket Scotland and in person at the Glad Cafe and on the door.

The Southside Film Festival in partnership with The Glad Cafe has run a successful film club since October 2012. Our monthly films are screened in the great space at The Glad Cafe on a Tuesday evening at 8pm, with one kids matinee screening per season at 4pm. 

Southside Filmmakers Award 2013 Winner

You will probably have already seen that the winner of the Southside Filmmakers Award 2013 was announced on Sunday at the Glad Cafe and via twitter and facebook.

The winner was Bird in the Hand from Cup of Gold Productions. A Bird in the Hand is a joint Scottish/Irish production which brings us the kooky story of love and friendship about a young man, Alan, who is not your average man. Alan is blessed with an unusual appearance and walk and learns to confront his demons, accept himself and find true love along the way in the form of Grace.

Congratulations to the all involved in the film:

  • Director and Producer: David Brown
  • Screenwriter: Andrew Anderson
  • Director of Photography: Padraig Conaty
  • Editor: Mark Sheridan
  • Sound: Barry Connolly
  • Music: Rian Trench 
  • Main actor: Finbarr Delaney
Thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted work this year – the standard was very high and it is great to see such variety and quality work coming out of the Southside. We recommend you check out the other films selected which were:

  • Harriett’s Kitchen – Drama, Director: Ally Lockhart
  • Oh Jackie – Music video, Director: Uisdeann Murray 
  • Pouters – Documentary, Director: Paul Fegan 
  • Red – Drama, Director: Simone Smith
  • The State of Greenock – Mockumentary, Directors: Gavin Grant, David Newman, Pamela Barnes 
  • Sunny Out – Documentary, Director: Julie Scade 
  • Vore – Drama, Director: Bryan M Ferguson

Top 10 Guide

The lovely people at Top Ten Glasgow Guide have put together the list below of the top 10 things to do and see at the Southside Film Festival. You can follow them on twitter @toptenglasgow or facebook for more great Glasgow recommendations.

1. Learn more about acclaimed photo journalist McCullin in Queen’s Park Camera Club.

2. Catch Sightseers, a black comedy about murder and caravanning in the 46th Glasgow Scout Group Hall.

3. Watch short films in the swimming pool at Govanhill Baths; or watch a music doc about the last gig by LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up and Play the Hits – at music venue The Glad Cafe on Saturday night and follow that by dancing at iBop at Pollok Ex Servicemens’ Club.

4. Have a drink in the library overlooking Pollok Park and move into the dining room to watch Gosford Park, and follow that up with dinner in the Servant’s Quarters in Pollok House on Sunday afternoon.

5. Watch one of the best silent films ever made, Battleship Potemkin, with live accompaniment from the Wurtlizer Cinema Organ at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Sun.

6. Get some Bollywood in your life with a Kuch Kuch Hota Hoi, a film partly shot in the Southside. 

7. See the Southside filmmakers of the future on Saturday at the Southside Filmmaker Award screening.

8. Forget Iron Man 3, take the kids to see the kids’ classic favourite Iron Giant on Sat afternoon at The Glad Cafe (and your kids can learn how to make Superhero Animation at an animation workshop that morning).  

9. If you want to learn more about the history of cinemas and cinema going on the Southside of Glasgow then don’t miss out Cinema Walk at 2pm on Sunday afternoon – sign up in advance and receive the meeting point.

10. Lots more free screenings and events at the Burrell Collection, Scotland St Museum, Hidden Gardens and Kinning Park Complex, so check full information and tickets on the SFF website.

Press coverage so far

The Southside Film Festival kicks off this Thursday with the film quiz and then a series of film screenings and events over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We’ve already had some great press coverage and publicity, we’ll be updating our website with these details here. Check out the articles below that mention the Southside Film Festival. Including the very kind and supportive motion in the Scottish Parliament by Patrick Harvie

If you’d like to help us spread the word then please send on the flyers and programme links below to interested people.

And check out our promotional films on YouTube for the following venues:

Stay South! @southfilmfest

      Film Club

      The Southside Film Festival in partnership with the Glad Cafe is delighted to announce our plans for a film club this autumn. We will be screening a monthly film in the great new space at the Glad Cafe this October, November and December. 

      Download the flyer here.

      Here’s what we are screening:
      Frankenstein(dir. James Whale, 1931, CertPG, 71mins) Tue 30 Oct, 8pm
      Headhunters(dir. Morten Tyldum, 2011, Cert15, 93mins) Tue 27 Nov, 8pm
      Arthur Christmas (dir. Sarah Smith, 2011, CertU, 97mins) Sat 15 Dec, 3pm
      Harvey(dir. Henry Koster, 1950, CertPG, 104mins) Tue 18 Dec 8pm

      For full film info visit our website’s film club page.

      Tickets are available in advance online at Tickets Scotland (via the above links) or in person from The Glad Cafe.
      Tickets available on the door half an hour before advertised screening time. 
      Tickets are all £6 full price or £5 concession with a £1 discount for those dressed as a horror film character at the Frankenstein screening or £5 for all kids at Arthur Christmas screening.

      Don’t forget to fill in our survey – it will help us create a better festival for you!

      Flicker Magazine’s review of Southside Film Festival

      Tom Fergus Arnott at Flicker Magazine has published a review of what he saw at Southside Film Festival in May:

      We do tell Southsiders about the film festival and do distribute the festival programmes around Shawlands and all over the Southside Tom so it’s a shame to hear that you met some folk still haven’t heard about us-maybe next year!

      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.


      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

      Cancellations @ the Shed

      The screenings of:
      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 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 and Pauline McLean also gives us a great write up here:

      BBC Radio Scotland Movie Cafe will also be giving us a wee mention

      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

      And look out for us on MacAulay and Co Whats On Guide, BBC Radio Scotland on Friday 18 May

      We’ll also be on Awaz FM over the weekend of the festival

      STV Local have also previewed the festival:
      and have also previewed the Cinemas of the Southside talk on Sun 20th at Tusk:
      and have a listing here:

      The Skinny give the film festival a great preview:

      Eye for Film have also been talking about us: Glaswegian give us a mention:

      The Herald gives us a wee mention:

      Morning Star also give us a great write up:

      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:

      Creative Clyde also preview the festival here:–events/2012/southside-film-festival–2012

      Rural Gateway preview the We are Northern Lights workshop here:

      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:

      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.

      Bungo Blog have also been blooging about the film festival:

      Glasgow Shadows Blog previews Come Closer screening at The Shed on Sun 20 May

      Hidden Glasgow have also been talking about us (although there is lots of info on our website and blog guys!)

      Oh, just in case you haven’t seen it yet here is the film festival promo

      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

      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

      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.

      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.

      The Phantom warming up on the Wurtlizer!

      The Phantom is getting some practice in for Sunday’s screening of The Phantom of the Opera with live Wurltizer accompaniment. You may have been expected Organist David Gray  on the keys but who knows the Phantom may put in an appearance? Or will he will lurking behind the curtains at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall? Or selling icecream? Or even manning the Nom Nom Popcorn stall? Or selling tickets on the door? 

      Of course, he will definitely appear on the big screen with Lon Chaney as the Phantom in the 1925 silent classic The Phantom of the Opera, at this special Glasgow Film Festival screening in association with Southside Film Festival. Doors 7pm. Film & music 7.30pm, Sun 26 Feb More info/book tickets

      Southside happenings

      Thanks to Southside Happenings for the shout-out about our Halloween screenings alongside all the other great things happening southside this month.

      The first screening is The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is on tomorrow at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7pm. Tickets are £5 (£6 on the door) and are available in advance, on the night and also online from Tickets Scotland.

      The second film will be Night of the Living Dead at The Shed on Sunday 30th October.  Again the film will start at 8pm, doors at 7pm. Tickets are £5 (£6 on the door) and are available in advance, on the night and also online from Tickets Scotland.

      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:

      Autumnal Happenings

      Apologies for the radio silence.  The committee have had two meetings (one tonight) since polls closed and we can now confirm that the Southside Film Festival will be putting on screenings in October and December before we’re back in May 2012 with a full festival programme again.

      October’s screenings are going to be two Halloween films at two different venues – details to come and we’re planning a festive Christmas screening in December.

      I’ll be posting details of the October screenings later on this week with information about how to buy tickets as well.

      Monthly film night for the Southside

      The Southside Film Festival is planning monthly film screenings in the Southside starting in the Autumn.

      This is in the planning stages just now and we’d love your input and thoughts about what kind of programme we should put together.

      What did you enjoy seeing most at the festival? Do you want an opportunity to see more local films, or would you like to see feature films on your doorstep? Let us know what genres or themes you’d like to see featured in the programme.

      How to share your thoughts?
      There is a poll on the right hand side of the blog which is going to run until the end of the month. Or you can leave a comment by clicking on the comments link underneath this post and give us your opinion.