Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Sell Fims Via Facebook

Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Sell Fims Via Facebook

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The festival, which kicked off its 2012 edition today, is to create an online collection of short films from this year's Glasgow Short Film Festival Scottish Competition, with selected films also made available to buy on the festival's faceboook pages.

The Glasgow Film Festival will be able to sell films on facebook, through its partnership with sharable video-on-demand player inventors Distrify.

The festival is to create an online collection of short films from this year's Glasgow Short Film Festival Scottish Competition programme, with one film also featured daily and available to buy, on the festival's facebook pages.

The selection includes Scottish Audience Award-winning Philippa and Nancy plus several titles straight after their World or Scottish Premieres during the festival.

They are all available for 99p or less and some are available worldwide. Others have had to limit their availability to preserve premiere status in other territories.

Matt Lloyd, director of Glasgow Short Film Festival said, "GSFF is thrilled to be joining forces with Distrify to make Scottish films available to a wider audience. …

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