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  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)
  • Australian International Documentary Conference
  • Belgrade International Film Festival
  • Festival des Images aux Mots
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • LesFlicks LGBT History Month
  • Magnolia Independent Film Festival
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Pride: Bloomington's LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Queer Film Festival: University of Oregon
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  • Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • Salento Rainbow Film Fest
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
  • Tag! Queer Shorts Festival!
  • Tels Quels Festival
Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 until Sunday, 07 March 2021

"Every filmmaker should experience a Glaswegian audience!"

- Mark Montefiore



Established in 2005, GFF has soldified into one of the most important and audacious festivals in Europe...if not the world.


 

 

So...how LGBT-film-friendly is the GFF? Well, we are pleased to say...very!


Our coverage of GFF2021

Our coverage of GFF2020

Our coverage of GFF2019

Our coverage of GFF2018

Our coverage of GFF2017

Our coverage of GFF2016


2021 films...

A Brixton Tale (N/C 15+)

A star-crossed romance confronting class, race and love in modern Britain.

American Badger (N/C 18+)

FrightFest present this gritty and turbo-driven hard action thriller

Apples (N/C 12+)

Any fan of Charlie Kaufman or Yorgos Lanthimos will love this haunting first feature from director Christos Nikou.

BIG vs SMALL (N/C 15+)

An energetic and inspirational documentary that profiles Joana Andrade, Portugal’s first female big wave surfer.

Back to the Wharf (N/C 12+)

The extraordinary events of one day reverberate down the years in Li Xiaofeng’s haunting noir-tinged drama.

Black Bear (N/C 15+)

Lawrence Michael Levine’s disturbing, darkly comic tale constantly surprises as it brutally blurs the boundaries between life and art.

Bridging the Gap - Turbulence (N/C 18+)

Four shorts from Scottish Documentary Institute’s emerging talent initiative Bridging the Gap

Castro's Spies (N/C 12+)

A documentary about an elite group of undercover agents that is as tense as any John le Carré novel.

City Hall (N/C 12+)

Fred Wiseman’s portrait of Boston’s city government is a love letter to civic responsibility and democratic values.

Cowboys (N/C 15+)

Anna Kerrigan’s award-winning debut shows a rare understanding of the complexities and challenges of modern family life.

Creation Stories (N/C 18+)

Creation Stories charts the rise of one young Glaswegian who went on to change the face of British culture whilst navigating a sea of obstacles.

Da Capo (N/C 12+)

For fans of Sing Street and School of Rock, Da Capo is a tale full of warmth and hope that music lovers of all kinds will connect with.

Dreams on Fire (N/C 15+)

Dreams on Fire is a vibrant and intoxicating look into Japanese dance and subculture communities.

Enemies of the State (N/C 15+)

An American family becomes entangled in secrets when their son is targeted by the government.

Eye of the Storm (N/C 8+)

Anthony Baxter filmed painter James Morrison over the last two years of his life as he struggled with failing eyesight and poor health.

Father (N/C 15+)

A father’s epic quest to regain custody of his children lies at the heart of this gripping, emotional drama.

Gagarine (N/C 12+)

A joyful celebration of community, love and shooting for the stars.

Gunda (N/C 12+)

​If Babe stole your heart and changed your eating habits then wait until you meet Gunda.

Handsome (N/C 12+)

A moving, sometimes uncomfortable documentary that takes an honest look at the brother’s relationship.

In the Shadows (N/C 15+)

​Erdem Tepegöz’s dystopian vision invites comparisons with the worlds of Andrei Tarkovsky and Terry Gilliam when a Miner contracts a mysterious diesease.

Iorram (Boat Song) (N/C 12+)

A lyrical portrait of Gaelic life in the Outer Hebrides.

Jumbo (N/C 15+)

A quirky charmer of a debut from Zoé Wittock, 'inspired' by a true story about love and understanding.

Killing Escobar (N/C 15+)

The untold story of the attempted assassination of Pablo Escobar.

Limbo (N/C 15+)

Ben Sharrock’s critically adored Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire.

Mekong 2030 (N/C 15+)

Five Southeast Asian filmmakers present their visions and fears for the future

Minari (N/C 15+)

Glasgow Film Festival 2021 will open with Lee Isaac Chung's Minari, starring Steven Yeun.

Murmur (N/C 12+)

Hailed as a ‘masterpiece of poignancy’ Heather Young’s quietly devastating debut offers an acutely observed portrait of a lonely life

My Favorite War (N/C 12+)

Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen grew up in Latvia during the Soviet rule of the 1970s and 1980s

My Wonderful Wanda (N/C 15+)

A privileged family find their comfortable lives forever changed by a stranger in their midst

Out of the World (N/C 18+)

The very private Leo has issues communicating with others due to past trauma and only lives for his music

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (N/C 12+)

Proclaimed by Billboard as ‘one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history’, Poly Styrene hit the headlines as founder of acclaimed punk band

Poppy Field (N/C 15+)

Inspired by true events, this is a taut, compelling tale of prejudice and the cost of living a lie.

Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (N/C 15+)

A multi-layered rumination on love, fate and the blurry lines between desire, obsession and reality.

Redemption of a Rogue (N/C 15+)

The wonderful first feature from award-winning playwright Philip Doherty squeezes tar-black comedy and soulful reflections from an irresistible Groundhog Day-style premise

Riders of Justice (N/C 15+)

An inspired cocktail of uproarious black comedy and shocking violence

Rosa's Wedding (N/C 12+)

​The latest film from Icíar Bollaín is the feel-good comedy that we all need right now.

Run Hide Fight (N/C 18+)

It’s High School Die Hard as Zoe uses her survival skills to outsmart the killers.​

Shorta (N/C 15+)

An intelligent nailbiter of a film.

Spring Blossom (N/C 12+)

Suzanne Lindon’s remarkably assured directorial debut will close Glasgow Film Festival 2021

Spring Tide (N/C 12+)

In an explosive atmosphere of conflicting memories and competing values what will it take for one of them to declare a truce?​

Steelers (N/C 12+)

Who says you can’t be an ace rugby player and a fabulous drag queen?

Surge (N/C 18+)

​B​en Whishaw gives an award-winning performance as a man careering towards a breakdown in Surge.

Sweetheart (N/C 15+)

A sharply observed coming-of-age story that will make you wince and laugh in painful recognition of universal truths.

The Dissident (N/C 12+)

The latest documentary from Oscar-winning director Bryan Fogel (Icarus) explores the case of Jamal Khashoggi in forensic detail

The Last Ones (N/C 12+)

Selected as Estonia’s entry for the International Feature Film category of the Oscars, watch rivalries boil over into betrayal, violence and a fight for survival.

The Man Standing Next (N/C 15+)

​South Korea’s Oscar candidate uses the final days of President Park Chung-hee’s rule in 1979 as the basis of a tense conspiracy thrille

The Mauritanian (N/C 15+)

Justice seems an impossible dream in The Mauritanian, a powerful adaptation of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s bestselling memoir

The Old Ways (N/C 18+)

Cristina, a journalist of Mexican origins, travels to the home of her ancestors in Veracruz to investigate a story involving sorcery, witchcraft and healers.

The Swordsman (N/C 15+)

A wonderful blend of epic fight scenes and heartfelt drama that is sure to have you hooked right up until its exhilarating climax.

The Toll (N/C 18+)

​This Welsh thriller mixes the dark comedy of the Coen Brothers with the antihero of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.

The Woman with Leopard Shoes (N/C 18+)

Alexis Bruchon’s impressively old school yet ultra-modern noir thriller that twists, turns and twists again.

There is No Evil (N/C 15+)

​Winner of the Berlin Golden Bear, Mohammad Rasoulof’s brilliant anthology powerfully confronts the realities of life under an autocratic regime.

Truman & Tennessee (N/C 15+)

This poignant documentary captures the relationship between two literary giants that journeyed from fond regard to bitchy disdain and back again.

Undergods (N/C 18+)

An anthology film that will take you on an ill-fated journey through a dystopian Europe.

Underplayed (N/C 8+)

An intimate and revealing look at the personal journeys of many talented and vibrant women making their mark within the electronic music scene.

Vicious Fun (N/C 18+)

With its terrific balance of horror and humour, Cody Calahan’s nostalgia-fest is both vicious and fun.

Victim(s) (N/C 12+)

A compelling account of teenage knife crime and a society keen to judge rather than understand.

Voice of Silence (N/C 15+)

A beautifully shot, bittersweet crime caper with an award-winning performance from Burning’s Yoo Ah-in.

Wildland (N/C 15+)

A dark, chilling crime drama that marks director Jeanette Nordahl as a talent to watch.

Yer Old Faither (N/C 12+)

An affectionate documentary about an extraordinary Glaswegian.