Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) is one of the top film festivals in the UK with a focus on audiences and renowned for an international programme of the world’s best films alongside a dynamic fusion of cross-sector events and artistic commissions. We welcomed over 40,000 cinema lovers to our screenings in 2017.

GFF truly offers our audiences 'cinema for all' and provides a high profile platform for film professionals working across both feature and short form projects.

Perfectly placed in February for spring and summer releases, GFF has launched some of the best new films to the UK's film press and cinema market. Should your film be programmed at GFF18, the likelihood is that you will be invited to attend.

The Industry Focus programme was launched in 2015, and this has quickly become an integral part of the festival, allowing filmmaker guests the opportunity to network with their peers from other countries, meet commissioners and funders from across the UK and further afield, and to participate in pertinent industry panels and discussions.

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Awards & Prizes

In 2015, Glasgow Film Festival announced its inaugural Audience Award, asking the GFF ticket-buying audience to vote on a shortlist of ten films from first or second-time directors chosen by the festival programming team. This award runs in conjunction with GFF’s new Pioneer strand, which celebrates the festival’s reputation for picking great early films from future cinema masters, and is designed to bring greater profile to some of the most exciting new cinema talents in the world. The GFF17 award winner was won by submitted film Lipstick Under My Burkha by Alankrita Shrivastava.

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