Friday, September 26, 2008

Glasgow Film Festival seeks films

A call for submissions from our friends at the Glasgow Film Festival - the
deadline is 31 October 2008...

The 5th Glasgow Film Festival will run from February 12-22nd 2009 in
venues throughout the city. The Festival is the fastest-growing film event
in Britain, attracting audiences of over 20,000 in 2008 when it played host
to a bumper array of UK premieres including Lars And The Real Girl,
Cassandra's Dream, The Cottage, The Bank Job, Honeydripper and The
Spiderwick Chronicles.

The Festival has now started the submission process for 2009 and welcomes
features, shorts and work in all genres. The Festival is committed to
supporting Scottish talent and providing audiences with the opportunity to
see the best of world cinema. Several films selected through the submission
process played to enthusiastic crowds at Glasgow including the
documentaries A Life In The Death Of Joe Meek, Body Of War and An Unlikely
Weapon by Susan Morgan Cooper. The Festival was also proud to screen Joanna
Hogg's Unrelated and Dominic Lees thriller Outlanders which were both
submitted to the Festival and have both subsequently secured UK theatrical
distribution.

" Last year was the first time we opened the Festival to submissions and
we were very pleasantly surprised by the quantity and also the quality of
the films that were offered to us, " states Festival co-director Allan
Hunter.
" The Festival team is eagerly looking forward to viewing and discussing
the films that are submitted this year. Every film is given a fair chance.
The features and shorts shown last year testify to the integrity of the
process and the genuine opportunities open to filmmakers who want to
submit their films to Glasgow. "

Deadline for submissions is the 31 October 2008. Booking forms and all
information can be found online at http://www.glasgowfilmfestival.org.uk

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