Glasgow Film News: March
This mercifully brings an end to the days when the only way to get a free notebook PC off your course was to pretend to have learning difficulties
If last month's International Film Festival has left you feeling positively stuffed full of cinematic spectacle, prepare to make some more room as the International Comedy Festival offers us its deceptively 'waffer theen' selection after the eighth of March. As well as classics such as Buster Keaton's The General (11 Mar, GFT) and Dr. Strangelove (17 Mar, The Grosvenor), there is another chance to see Golden Globe winner Borat (9 Mar, The Grosvenor) and the premiere of films created by Glasgow Media Access Centre's Little Pictures project (GMAC, 21 Mar). Brochures are available around Glasgow, and can be downloaded from www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com.
For anyone wanting to get into filmmaking themselves, there's never been a better time to learn how. Start a Diploma in Digital Filmmaking at the SAE Institute in Glasgow this month, and not only will you be trained in all aspects of production, including pre- and post-, but you will also be given a free Apple Macbook laptop to help you with your studies. This mercifully brings an end to the days when the only way to get a free notebook PC off your course was to pretend to have learning difficulties: even then, my mate once flunked the dyslexia test so badly they gave him a lapdog. For details of the course, fees and admissions, go to www.saeuk.com/glasgow.
If you're already studying film, get yourself to the CCA on the 23rd for the Scottish Students on Screen 2007 event organised by BAFTA Scotland and Scottish Screen. As well as showing films made by students themselves, it will include workshops such as a pitching session for 4Talent, an Apple technology showcase (they certainly love a film student at Apple) and masterclasses by professionals. See www.baftascotland.co.uk for more.