Glasgow Film Festival announces Industry Focus strand

A timely discussion on harassment in the workplace led by Women in Film and TV will take place at this year’s event, which this year is partnered by NFTS Scotland

Article by The Skinny | 06 Dec 2017
  • Glasgow Film Festival

Tickets for Glasgow Film Festival’s now annual industry focus strand have gone on sale today. Running from 28 Feb to 2 Mar, the strand includes curated panel discussions with industry experts, creative workshops, pitching and networking opportunities, with a highlight looking to be a a topical and necessary discussion on harassment in the workplace led by Women in Film and TV. There will also be a live recording of Alex Stolz’s Film Disruptors, described as “a podcast looking at the players shaking up the way film is created, distributed and consumed”.

Interestingly, the strand will be partnered for the first time by NFTS Scotland, the Scottish hub for the National Film and Television School due to open in April 2018. The School will host a number of events during the festival, including an Industry Spotlight event with special guests in conversation with NFTS director Jon Wardle. “We are delighted to be partners for this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, especially as Glasgow is the home of our new base in Scotland,” said Wardle. The full programme for GFF’s industry focus is still to be announced, but Wardle says the NFTS talks will “focus on the projected growth of the screen sector in Scotland and the plethora of opportunities that this will provide.”

The Industry Focus strand is open to anyone working in any aspect of filmmaking – from screenwriters to producers – with events tailored to industry audiences at all levels. “We are excited to see the Industry Focus grow and to again be hosting a series of industry events on the most relevant topics currently being discussed in the film industry,” says Maija Hietala, GFF’s industry coordinator. “With most events taking place at the CCA we want to bring our industry partners, delegates and guests together under one roof to socialise, network, and build connections all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a good dose of Scottish hospitality!”

Four-day event passes cost £75 full price / £30 for students and are on sale now via www.glasgowfilm.org