Glasgow Film Festival

One of the friendliest film festivals on the planet with a wide-ranging programme that celebrates every corner of world cinema and provides a fantastic showcase for the best of Scottish film!

Glasgow Film Festival

About Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Theatre Rose Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 6RB
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A highly regarded and anticipated event in the UK’s film calendar, Glasgow Film Festival has grown greatly in visibility and significance in recent years and has leapt into the top three film festivals in the UK. From just 6,000 attendances at its first outing in 2005 to over 43,000 attendances in 2020, the most successful event in the festival's 16-year history, GFF continues to grow and develop its international reputation.

GFF aims to become one of Europe’s top audience-focused film festivals, continuing to build a reputation for an international programme of the world’s best films alongside a dynamic fusion of cross-sector, screen-based events and commissions.

Upcoming Events at Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival Opening Gala

28th February 2024

The 20th annual Glasgow Film Festival will open on 28th February with the UK premiere of Rose Glass’s new thriller Love Lies Bleeding starring Kristen Stewart!


Glasgow Film Festival

28th February 2024 - 10th March 2024

The 20th edition of Scotland's largest film festival will run from 28th February to 10th March at Glasgow Film Theatre (itself celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024) plus venues across the city!


FrightFest Glasgow

7th March 2024 - 9th March 2024

Prepare for the best of the horror genre when FrightFest returns as part of the Glasgow Film Festival 2024 between the 7th and 9th March!


Glasgow Film Festival: The Wizard Of Oz

7th March 2024

Join Glasgow Film Festival at Cottiers for a very special screening as we celebrate 1939, which not only marks the film's release but also the year that the Cosmo Cinema (now GFT) was founded!


Glasgow Film Festival: Female Trouble

8th March 2024

Celebrate 50 years of GFT with Glasgow Film Festival with a screening of John Waters' 1974 sleazy smash, Female Trouble!


Glasgow Film Festival Closing Gala

10th March 2024

Glasgow Film Festival will close with the world premiere of Janey, following Scottish stand-up legend Janey Godley as she embarks on her final live tour following her cancer diagnosis.


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Glasgow Film Theatre

12 Rose Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 6RB

What began as a single screen cinema over 80 years ago has become Scotland’s most diverse and best publicly attended independent cinema, and home to the award-winning Glasgow Film Festival.


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