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Glasgow Film Festival: Scotland's Biggest Film Event Goes Virtual

Published: 19th April 2021 10:45

The 17th edition of the Glasgow Festival in Scotland closed its session on March 7th. The Glasgow Short Film Festival's selection of films in competition included an extensive line-up of 10 world premieres, 49 UK premieres and 3 European premieres. Scotland's largest short film festival has therefore returned this year 2021 as a fully virtual event. A look back at this 2021 edition with jazzyspins.com.


A 2021 Edition Entirely Online


While it still hosted more than 43,000 spectators last year and had a time cultivated in the hope of a hybrid version for it, the festival was held exclusively online. For ten days until Sunday March 7, the more than sixty feature films of the official selection were available for 72 hours from their first hour of respective broadcast. Pricing was done on a film-by-film basis, depending on availability. So, there was plenty for British audiences to experience the best of national and international cinema. In addition to numerous premieres, sometimes accompanied by online meetings with the film crews, the festival is taking a closer look this year at South Korean cinema. And the Frightfest selection, grouped together during the second weekend of the virtual festivities, paid tribute to genre cinema. From a French point of view, the Scottish festival has shown two films released in theatres in France: Jumbo by Zoé Wittock and City Hall by Frederick Wiseman. Thus, a dozen works which are part of the increasingly saturated catalogues of French distributors.


A Virtual Festival That Will Not Have Energized the City This Year

There is no denying that it was difficult to present a city when the 40,000 tickets are for events that people will attend without leaving their homes.

There is no denying that it was difficult to present a city when the 40,000 tickets are for events that people will attend without leaving their homes. Glasgow Film Festival CEO Allison Gardner told Sky News that it's not just actors in the film industry who have been affected by its release. “Glasgow is a fantastic city to visit, the locals are known for their culture, the people easily embrace the city, there is a great music scene. One of the downsides of not having visitors this year is that we were unable to support local businesses, including hotels, taxi companies and restaurants”.


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