Glasgow Short Film Festival unveils 2020 opening film

Glasgow Short Film Festival opens with a hybrid of film and performance, with the 2020 edition also hosting a rare gig from synth pioneer Felix Kubin

Feature by Peter Simpson | 23 Jan 2020
  • My First Film

Glasgow Short Film Festival are always up to something interesting, and the first two events announced for its 2020 edition show that old habits die hard.

This year's festival kicks off on Wednesday 18 March with My First Film, a piece of 'expanded cinema' from filmmaker Zia Anger, whose past collaborators include Angel Olsen and Jenny Hval. The film, created live by Anger, pulls together footage from an "abandoned" feature film, blended with live text and music. Audience members will also have some elements of the film sent directly to their mobile phones, making for an immersive experience that blurs the boundaries between film and performance, and explores our lives in an always-connected world.

GSFF 2020 also features a live gig from pioneering German electronic musician Felix Kubin, with Kubin playing The Glue Factory on Saturday 21 March with support from Glasgow's own Babe. The show follows the UK premiere screening of new documentary Felix in Wonderland; the film, directed by Marie Losier, promises to shed light on the musician's career and private life – it also references "the challenge of feeding a microphone to a Slovakian dog". As we said, there's always something interesting going on at GSFF.

Tickets for My First Film and Felix in Wonderland are on sale now via – the full GSFF 2020 programme will be unveiled in February.

Glasgow Short Film Festival 2020, 18-22 March