Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Launch First Industry Strand

Magazine article Screen International

Glasgow Film Festival to Launch First Industry Strand

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Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) (Feb 17-28) has announced a new industry strand for its 12th edition.

GFF Industry Focus will bring together international film-makers, funding bodies and industry insiders for a two-day seminar within the festival programme.

It is aimed at offering benefits to Scotland's film and television industry, and to visiting film-makers, and marks the first time that the audience-focused festival has developed an industry-specific programme.

"While GFF's programme will always put audiences front and centre, we are delighted to be able to host something like GFF Industry Focus this year," said festival co-director Allison Gardner.

"Bringing this sort of industry presence to Scotland will hopefully feed into and strengthen the Scottish film industry, creating connections and opportunities, and offering international insight."

Ben Luxford, BFI head of UK audiences, added: "We're proud supporters of GFF's vibrant public programme as well as the inaugural GFF Industry Focus, which will bring together industry leaders from around the world to gather in Glasgow with the aim of forging exciting new collaborations that will benefit film in Scotland and the UK more widely."

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