Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Short Films @ The Chalet RESCHEDULED

The Short Films @ The Chalet which had to be cancelled are going to be shown on Saturday 2nd June at the Chalet.

This is a FREE screening and the programme of Short Films includes:

1. Waste Art (9')
What is waste art? A look into the world of this new and exotic artform, expounded by its practitioners. Directed by Andy Dow.

2. The Land Between Tick and Tock (13')
Nick Padalino, an eccentric New Yorker, owns a fluorescent art museum incentral Amsterdam. ‘A land between Tick and Tock’ is a documentary portraitof Nick and his Parisian girlfriend Michele as they guide the viewer aroundtheir quirky hand made museum of fluorescent wonders. Directed by KateBurton.

3. The Tannery (5'30”)
A recently deceased Fox has a life after death experience. Animated anddirected by Iain Gardener. The Tannery was nominated for Best Animation,BAFTA in Scotland Awards, 2011 and won Best Animation at CFC WorldWideShort Film Festival, Toronto and the Celtic Media Festival 2011. The music wascomposed by Southsider Mick Cooke who appeared at Southside Film Festival'scomposing music for film discussion last year.

4.An Artifical Light (19'40)
A tale of romance and heartache, filmed in Aberdeen last year.Written and directed by Tim Courtney. Starring: Pamela Donald, Davy King,Adam Morrice and Matthew Duncan.

5. Pentecost (11mins)
A young Irish boy faces a difficult choice that may leave him at odds with hissmall community. Written and directed by Peter McDonald, produced byEimear O'Kane. Nominated for Best Live Action Film Oscar, 2012.

6. Tumult (13 mins)A tribe of Norse warriors traipse across a barren land after battle. Bloodied andwounded, their chief is near death. He is about to hand over power to his sonwhen an army of a completely different kind…descends upon them.Written and directed by Johnny Barrington, produced by Rhianna Andrews.

7. Whether the weather (5mins)
Commissioned by Screen Academy Scotland in 2011 to screen at EdinburghInternational Festival and be viewed by Philip Glass, this film was a response toGlass and Regio's collaboration on the Qatsi trilogy. Director Lorna Simpsonand composer Jordan Gilmour worked together to produce a response to theGlass and Regio's work.

8. Out on the Tiles (3'11”)
An inebriated woman pays a visit to the ladies' loo for a cigarette, but noteverything goes to plan....Animated and directed by Anna Pearson. Winner ofBAFTA in Scotland Best Animation Award 2011.

Short Films @ The Chalet
Saturday 2nd June | 7:30pm

Animation workshop films online

On Saturday 19th May as part of the Southside Film Festival, Red Kite Animation held a workshop at the Scout Hall.

They have put the great animations made up on their website here or you can view them on Vimeo.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Winner of the 2012 Best Southside Film Award

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2012 Best Southside Film Award is Mark Mcluskey with his film 'Fur and Loathing'.

Fur and Loathing (13') takes us inside the lives and minds of the people who for a few hours a week lives their lives as the mascots of the teams they support. We literally get under the skin of mascot life and are taken on a journey inside the hot, sweaty suit ourselves to see life through the eyes of someone looking through the eye holes of a furry bear head.

The film is available to view on vimeo here.

The prizes for the 2012 Award are:
  • 2 tickets for the comedy show at The Shed on Sat 26 May at 8pm 
  • Entrance to a gig at Glasshouse of their choice during Southside Festival 
  • 2 tickets for the Glasgow Film Theatre 
  • 1 year's membership to GMAC, worth £45 
  • A £40 voucher for the Tearooms or Butterfly and The Pig, plus entry to the buff club. 
  • 20% off a short course of their choice at Screen Academy Scotland (valid for a year) 
A big thank you to all the filmmakers who submitted their work, it was a close competition and the six films screened were all great.  Thanks also to the organisations who have donated prizes.

Congrats to Mark!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Cancellations @ the Shed

The screenings of:
A Million Bricks
An Evening With Sherlock Holmes

Have had to be cancelled. Apologies for the cancellation, we have technical problems beyond our control at The Shed which we are working on fixing for tomorrow.

We will try to reschedule them again in the near future. We will be at The Shed before scheduled start time to refund tickets or you can email us on to arrange a refund.

Many apologies again, Southside Film Festival.

All other screenings today are running as normal.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Press & Web Coverage so far...

Wake up early tomorrow morning (Thurs 17 May) to catch Karen O'Hare and Barry Young on Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland and Pauline McLean also gives us a great write up here:

BBC Radio Scotland Movie Cafe will also be giving us a wee mention

Karen will also be on Sunny Govan tomorrow (Thurs 17 May) sometime after 3pm with Angela Ross from Plantation Productions who will be showcasing their work at Kinning Park Complex on Sunday 20 May at 2pm

And look out for us on MacAulay and Co Whats On Guide, BBC Radio Scotland on Friday 18 May

We'll also be on Awaz FM over the weekend of the festival

STV Local have also previewed the festival:
and have also previewed the Cinemas of the Southside talk on Sun 20th at Tusk:
and have a listing here:

The Skinny give the film festival a great preview:

Eye for Film have also been talking about us: Glaswegian give us a mention:

The Herald gives us a wee mention:

Morning Star also give us a great write up:

Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra also wrote about us on Thursday 3 May and The Evening Times on Sunday 5 May-we will get the printed articles scanned and posted online soon 

I-on Magazine give us a mention here:

Creative Clyde also preview the festival here:

Rural Gateway preview the We are Northern Lights workshop here:

First Light, who supported the young Scottish people to make the films that are screening at the Scout Hall on Saturday, posted a news item about the film festival:

Southside Happenings have been blogging about the film quiz at The Bungo tomorrow night (Thurs 17 May), opening film NEDS on Friday 18 May and Class Struggle, Film from the Clyde at PI in Govan on Saturday 19 May at 3pm.

Bungo Blog have also been blooging about the film festival:

Glasgow Shadows Blog previews Come Closer screening at The Shed on Sun 20 May

Hidden Glasgow have also been talking about us (although there is lots of info on our website and blog guys!)

Oh, just in case you haven't seen it yet here is the film festival promo

Saturday, 12 May 2012

N.B. Changes to programme!

Announcing some last minute changes to the published programme:

Change of venue for Crowd Funding films discussion-now in The Bungo -same time and date-6.30pm Fri 18 May and all other details remain the same

Change of date, time and venue for Come Closer screening -now in The Shed on Sunday 20 May at 2.15pm, £6/£5, tickets available on the door only

Finally, the screening at Govanhill Baths will now NOT take place in the swimming pool as advertised. The screening will now be in the well being centre at the front of the building.

Please help spread the word about these changes so nobody goes to the wrong place at the wrong time and misses out on these great events and screenings!

Thanks, Southside Film Festival team

Southside Film Festival Promo

At the first Southside Film Festival last year Gary Lewis introduced Peter Mullan's short films 'Close' and 'Fridge' and 'Crying with Laughter' starring Stephen McCole and 'American Cousins', written by Sergio Casci, also screened. Gary, Stephen and Sergio are all back this year to help promote the festival.

Check out the new film festival promo on YouTube.

Southside Film Festival - bringing film back to Glasgow's Southside! 17-20 May, 2012 Tickets on sale now at Youngs Interesting Books, Skirving St, Shawlands or online at Tickets Scotland.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Northern Lights Workshop 19-20 May

As well as the programmed talk and workshop about the We are Northern Lights project held at Tusk on Sunday as part of the 2012 Southside Film Festival there are other workshops happening that weekend.

There will be a We Are Northern Lights workshop held at Govanhill Baths on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 10am - 4pm.

Northern Lights is a nationwide documentary project which wants you to contribute. It’s based around three questions:
  • What can you see? 
  •  What do you wish you had seen? 
  •  What would you like to see? 
Whatever you choose to film might answer just one of our suggested questions or all three. Equally, you might decide to film something completely different.

In the workshops Diversity Films will help you answer some or all of these questions, in your way. There is a £1,000 workshop award to be won from Northern Lights as well as weekly awards of £100 and a public award of £2,500 for best submissions. Most answers to the questions will be filmed on flip cams or mobile phones in or close to the venue, but if you want to use the V1 or EX1 and go away to film something special or different during that weekend, please be in touch. You can work together or alone, but need to appreciate that our time and resources are limited.

Please – ideally with registration form attached - to let us know if you will want to come and/ or want to borrow a camera to film.  Other workshops are being held by Diversity Films  throughout May:
  • Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 10am - 4pm Platform, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow G34 9JW
  • Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 10am - 4pm Govanhill Baths, 126 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7QR
  • Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 10am - 4pm Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DE