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Festival photographs

We’ve added lots of images from the festival to our Flickr pages here and there’s a sample of what you can expect to see below. We were very fortunate again this year to have photographers volunteer their time and skills to help us document the festival and you’ll see some of these images appear in our review which we’re working on just now.

First up are photographs from Ashleigh H Thomson, a creative photographer and image editor based in Glasgow. You can see more of her work here.

Images by Ashleigh H Thomson

Then we have photographs taken by Shane McGill, one of our core volunteers who’s been involved from the beginning and sorts out our media and PR stuff in the run up to the festival.

Images by Shane McGill

And finally, those who can’t, instagram instead! Selcuk Colakoglu set up and manned our instagram account over the festival and did a sterling job of it.

Images from our instagram

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

      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!

      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

      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.

      Southside Happenings and a Creative Thursday

      Karen appears in a very timely interview as part of the wonderful Southside Happenings‘ Creative Thursday series.

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      Southside Happenings is the number one resource for any Southsiders wanting to know what’s happening and it showcases the best the Southside has to have, in their own words the blog is about:

      documenting our adventures, things to do, places to see, and other information on the Southside of Glasgow. I am not sure how you would categorise this site, it’s not a ‘what’s on guide’ …it’s just some interesting stories about what we’re doing, or planning to do, in the Southside of Glasgow. [Now and again we might stray across the river, don’t hold it against us].  Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading this, it may give you an idea of what to do on your next day off, night out, or maybe just something to read during your tea break.

      They have been a great supporter of the festival and one of the main ways lots of us volunteers found out about the festival in the first place from their tweets and facebook posts.  So a massive thank you to them!!