Our guide to Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival (17 – 28 February 2016) is Scotland’s fastest growing film festival and is now in it’s 12th year. To celebrate the launch of this year’s line-up, we’ve brought together all you need to know to get the best out of your time in the city during the festival. Whether you catch a premier you’ve been waiting for or take a chance on up and coming talent, these 12 days bring the best that film has to offer to Glasgow and you’ll leave feeling thrilled and inspired.

Catch a show

The brochure has launched, and there’s too many shows to mention. Some of our favourites include the fantastic 30th anniversary of Top Gun starring Tom Cruise! Another favourite is Silence of the Lambs at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

This year, Glasgow Film Festival brings some of the best Argentine cinema to its Scottish audience. The ‘Roads To The South’ section of the festival offers a snapshot of contemporary Argentine cinema and features screenings that will satisfy all tastes including The Clan, Dog Lady and The Fire.

If you’d love to brush shoulders with the stars, the opening and closing galas of the festival will impress. There are a few remaining tickets for the premier of Hail, Ceasar! on 17 February and Anomalisa on 28 February.

Make sure to check out the brochure to find a few screenings. Whether you see a classic or try something new, you’ll love the atmosphere among fellow film lovers in some of Glasgow’s best venues spread across the city.

Where to eat and drink

Glasgow is well-known for its foodies, there’s restaurants and bars on every street to suit all tastes. If you’re staying with us, you’ll be in the heart of the city. On Bath Street, you’ll be just minutes to Glasgow Film Theatre to ensure a short walk back to your comfy bed for a great nights’ sleep in Apex City of Glasgow Hotel. The Lounge is a great place to grab a bite to eat before a show, enjoy some relaxing pre-drinks and catch up with friends.

If you’d prefer to explore the city, Flat 0/1 is just along the street and is a quirky place for cocktails and drinks. Within just a few streets you’ll also find Viva Brazil, Ristoante Piccolo Mondo, Grill on the Corner and Two Fat Ladies.

GFEE Festival club

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax after screenings, drink, chat, meet guests and enjoy great DJ line-ups, GFF Festival Club is the perfect place to head to. On the Saramago Terrace Bar at the CCA, you’ll feel like a VIP surrounded by fellow film lovers.

GFF Film Quiz is your chance to impress with movie trivia as Paul Greenwood from Evening Times hosts the night from 20.30 on Tuesday 23 February. It’s free to enter there’s some great prizes to be won!