It’s been a few years since I visited Glasgow Film Theatre and the Glasgow Film Festival and it’s good to be up here for a few days enjoying GFF15.
I’ve noticed the festival growing over the last few years but my impression was that it was very much a mainstream festival with most screenings in a multiplex. But now that GFT has been refurbished with a third screen, the programme has moved to include many more non-Hollywood films while still keeping its focus on audience friendly events.
I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve seen in GFT’s three screens and it is indeed a very welcoming and friendly festival. Ironically though, the film I thought the weakest was the one that got the most audience applause. More of that later as I try to post on some individual film titles. For now I’ll just say that GFF looks like enabling me to catch many of last year’s major international festival films before they get a UK release – and, of course, some of them won’t get a release, so festivals like this are the only place to see them. With Bradford’s festival in abeyance, I think Glasgow is going to be an attractive venue for me. Individual posts to follow.