Glasgow Film Festival 2022 announces more events for 18th annual festival – Film News | Film-News.co.uk
GFF will show an African Stories Program – a collection of contemporary films celebrating the rich diversity of life in countries on the continent. Films range from Casablanca Beats, a cheerful tribute to the power of music to transform lives in Morocco and Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s award-winning Djibouti film, The Gravedigger’s Wife, to documentaries including Once Upon A Time in Uganda, on the mission of ‘a man to create an action film industry in Uganda. GFF is working with the Scottish film festival Africa in Motion on events around some key titles. This film program will combine to give a taste of a vital and thriving cinematic continent.
This year’s program will also highlight the pioneering films of Edith Carlmar, Norway’s first feature film director. Experience Death Is a Caress (1949), the first Norwegian film noir, opening the floodgates of the 21st century cult of the Scandi Noir; crazy comedy capers Fools In The Mountains (1957); the enlightening portrayal of drug addiction Young Woman Missing (1953) and her latest candid feature film The Wayward Girl (1959) which marked Liv Ullmann’s on-screen debut – all projected onto a stunning 35mm.
The festival has previously confirmed the return of two of its most popular shutters. Free morning screenings of modern masterpieces and cult classics are back, focusing in 2022 on Winds of Change: Cinema in ’62, with big screen releases for To Kill A Mockingbird, Dr. No, The Manchurian Candidate and more.
For the first time ever, the GFF gala premieres will be screened simultaneously in the festival’s home venue, the Glasgow Film Theater, and in theaters across the UK including London, Manchester, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Stornoway. Along with its big screen releases, the festival will build on the huge success of its 2021 digital edition, which took place during the lockdown, and a selection of films will be made available online to audiences across the UK with a specially curated program available to watch on GFF. digital platform, Glasgow Film At Home.
From March 6-10, GFF will host its seventh edition of Industry Focus, featuring guest speakers, unique networking opportunities, panel discussions, and diverse professional development for those at any stage of their careers, from students to seasoned professionals. Press and Industry accreditation is now open and Industry Passes are available for purchase at www.glasgowfilm.org/festival.
GFF is one of the UK’s leading film festivals and is run by Glasgow Film, a charity that also runs the Glasgow Film Theater (GFT). GFF is made possible with the support of The National Lottery and the Scottish Government through Screen Scotland, Event Scotland, the BFI and Glasgow Life.
The full GFF schedule will be announced on January 26, tickets go on sale to Cinecard holders on January 28, and general sale on January 31.
Allan Hunter, GFF Co-Director, said: âOver the past year we have seen so many outstanding films from countries all over Africa that we have been spoiled for choice when it comes to bringing them together. African stories. This is a showcase for the films that have impressed us the most, ranging from dramas and documentaries, including The Gravedigger’s Wife by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, who is the Somali Oscar nominee. I think this will be a true voyage of discovery for an audience filled with exciting discoveries. ‘
Allison Gardner, Co-Director of GFF, said: âAs audiences know, we love to screen and champion women’s films, from our screenings of Ida Lupino in 2018, Elaine May in 2019 and our selection. great women’s films around the documentary Women by Mark Cousins. Make Film in 2020. For GFF22, we are showing four films by the first Norwegian director Edith Carlmar. Born into a poor family in the working-class neighborhoods of East Oslo, she became an actress and turned to directing in 1949. We are honored to screen four of her feature films, including Death is a Caress which is considered Norway’s first film noir. It’s a great opportunity for audiences to experience his remarkable talent. ‘