Sunday, 18 September 2011

Halloween posters

The posters for our two October Halloween screenings can be downloaded below.

Remember tickets are available from Ticket Scotland or on the door.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

2012 Southside Film Festival Award - Call for Submissions

  • Are you a filmmaker based in the Southside? 
  • Have you made a film about the Southside? 
  • Have you shot a film in the Southside? 
If so, Southside Film Festival wants to see your films! The 2012 Festival Dates are 18-20 May 2012

The inaugural Southside Film Festival Award May 2011 was won by filmmakers Antonia Bain and Gordon Ballantyne with their short documentary 'Echoes of Cinema City' about the cinema organ in Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. Prizes were kindly donated by BAFTA Scotland, Screen Academy Scotland, GFT, GMAC and local businesses.

At the 2012 festival on 18-20 May 2012, there will be two awards-one for Best Southside Short Film and one for Best Southside Feature film so don't miss out!
  • Early deadline Mon 19 December 2011- FREE 
  • Final deadline Mon 16 January 2012 - £5 per film 
Please submit screeners on DVD to: Southside Film Festival, 0/2, 18 Clincart Rd, Glasgow, G42 9DJ Submissions excepted on DVD only.  Please tell us the title, length, genre, of the film when submitting and don't forget to include your full contact details.

Any questions please email:

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Night of the Living Dead

The second Halloween screening is the zombie classic the Night of the Living Dead.

It will screen at The Shed on Sunday 30 October.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7pm. Tickets are £5 (£6 on the door) and will be available on the night, at select events beforehand and online from Ticket Scotland.

Advance film tickets will be available from Young's Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands and at the following events in The Shed: Vintage Fair, 25 Sept & Bar Boot, 1st October. Tickets also available in advance at iBop, Pollok Ex-Servicemens Club, Fri 4 October.

We would love people to dress up and the film will be preceded by a Zombie walk through Shawlands -zombies meet at 6pm at The Shed for the Southside's first zombie walk! There'll also be a prize for best dressed zombie!
Cult Horror Classic: Night of the Living Dead (15), 1968, B&W, 96 mins
The Shed
Sunday 30 October, 8pm, doors 7pm 
Night of the Living Dead
The first film directed by George A. Romero, Night Of The Living Dead gave birth to the zombie walk used in every zombie film since (the walk was apparently based on silent film star Boris Karloff). Despite being in Black & White and a low budget indie film, Night Of The Living Dead, was a box office hit when released and has since become a cult classic.

Synopsis: Night of the Living Dead follows Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others, who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania and attempt to survive the night while the house is being attacked by mysteriously reanimated ghouls, otherwise known as zombies.

If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead!

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The first of our Halloween screenings is going to be the The Cabinet of Dr Caligari/Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari with live Wurlitzer cinema organ accompaniment.

It will screen on Sunday 16 October at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.

The film will start at 8pm, doors at 7pm.  Tickets are £5 (£6 on the door) and are available in advance, on the night and also online from Tickets Scotland (search by date or for Southside Film, with £1 booking fee).

Advance film tickets are available from Young's Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands and at iBop on Fri 4 October at Pollok ExServicemens Club, Titwood Rd, Crossmyloof.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari/Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari with live Wurltizer cinema organ (U) 1919, B&W, 71 mins
Pollokshaws Burgh Hall
Sunday 16 October, 8pm
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari 
Considered by many to be the best horror film of the silent era, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari/ Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari is a classic example of German expressionism and is still impressive today. The film was shocking and original when released, partly due to its twist ending, but also because of its warped and confused world and its twisted and crooked sets.

Synopsis: At a fair, Alan and his fiancée Jane meet Dr. Caligari and his somnambulist, Cesare, who can predict the future. Cesare reveals to Alan that he only has until dawn to live. This prediction proves true when Alan is murdered. Cesare becomes the prime suspect and then abducts Jane before dying himself. Dr. Caligari retreats to a mental asylum, where his truth is revealed.

Don't miss this screening in the beautiful surroundings of Pollokshaws Burgh Hall! with Wurtlizer organ accompaniment by organist David Gray, Royal Academy of Music student & Young Organist of the Year. Licensed bar and ice cream available.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Autumnal Happenings

Apologies for the radio silence.  The committee have had two meetings (one tonight) since polls closed and we can now confirm that the Southside Film Festival will be putting on screenings in October and December before we're back in May 2012 with a full festival programme again.

October's screenings are going to be two Halloween films at two different venues - details to come and we're planning a festive Christmas screening in December.

I'll be posting details of the October screenings later on this week with information about how to buy tickets as well.