First screenings announced for hybrid edition of Glasgow Film Festival 2022

The first events have been announced for Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) 2022.

First screenings announced for hybrid edition of Glasgow Film Festival 2022

Article Source: Glasgow Film Festival
First Published: 29 November 2021 10:37
Updated: 29 November 2021 10:37

The 18th annual festival will take place from 2 - 13 March in a new hybrid format, with screenings presented both in cinemas and online.

The festival will return to the big screen in 2022 with in-cinema events at GFF’s home venue, Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and Cineworld Renfrew Street. GFF will also take its premiere screenings nationwide for the first time in 2022, partnering with cinemas across the UK to make a selected programme available to film fans across the country. Building on the huge success of GFF’s digital edition, which took place during lockdown in 2021, the festival will once again be accessible online to audiences across the UK with a specially curated programme available to watch on GFF’s digital platform, Glasgow Film At Home.

Our Festival Retrospective offers free morning screenings of modern masterpieces and cult classics that will have hundreds of delighted festival-goers queuing round the block. The 2022 Retrospective, Winds of Change: Cinema in '62, takes us back to 1962 and a year in which the world felt on the brink of seismic changes. It was the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis, tensions in the Cold War, Kennedy in the White House and the dawn of political change in the UK. Cinema reflected this by taking baby steps towards maturity. English-language films began to tentatively confront race, sexuality, violence, private freedoms and public responsibilities. From Robert Mulligan’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved novel To Kill a Mockingbird to Sean Connery’s first appearance as 007 in Dr. No, the line-up showcases some of the standout films of an eventful year. Step back into the paranoia of the Cold War in The Manchurian Candidate, rediscover the cold-blooded sadist who set the bar for mainstream screen villains in Cape Fear, and decide whether David Lean’s monumental Lawrence of Arabia really is the greatest epic ever made.

Each Retrospective film will have a special introduction from Allan Hunter, GFF Co-Director.

The full Retrospective programme can be found here.

Tickets for the Retrospective screenings are free and available on the day of the screenings from the GFT Box Office.

The seventh edition of our Industry Focus programme will take place from 6 - 10 March at the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central Hotel. Featuring guest speakers, unique networking opportunities, topical panel discussions and diverse professional development, the Industry Focus programme is suitable for those at all stages of their career, from students eager to make their first steps into the industry, to seasoned professionals keen to stay fresh on the latest developments and best practice. Early Bird Passes will be available to purchase from 15 December here.

The full film programme for Glasgow Film Festival 2022 will be announced on Wednesday 26 January.

GFF is one of the leading film festivals in the UK and run by Glasgow Film, a charity which also runs Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). GFF is made possible through support from Screen Scotland, the BFI (awarding funds from the National Lottery) and Glasgow Life.

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