Glasgow Film Festival returns with a new hybrid format and year-round online platform
- Emma Simmonds
- 11 November 2020
2021's edition aims to welcome back fans while safely bringing the festival to new audiences
With our minds inevitably turning to next year as we seek to make plans, the good people at the Glasgow Film Festival have some dates for our diaries. They've announced that their upcoming 17th edition will adopt a hybrid format. Running from Wed 24 Feb to Sun 7 Mar 2021, it will combine in-cinema screenings at the Glasgow Film Theatre with a brand-new online streaming platform, Glasgow Film at Home.
Glasgow Film at Home will act as a year-round platform for the festival and goes live later this month. From Mon 23 Nov it will be streaming a Best of the Fest programme, allowing audiences to catch up on four of the highlights of the record-breaking GFF 2020, ahead of next year's event. The films are Tom Sullivan's 2020 Audience Award Winner Arracht, Rúnar Rúnarsson's Christmas-set Echo, The Long Walk from Mattie Do, and Matthew Rankin's The Twentieth Century.
Allison Gardner, Glasgow Film CEO and co-director of Glasgow Film Festival, explains: 'We are delighted to be bringing Glasgow Film Festival back in 2021 in as safe as possible a way. GFF has always been a festival for audiences and, though our festival must take a different shape this year, our audiences are still at the heart of everything we do. Glasgow Film at Home and our new branding will invite GFF straight into your living room, and the Best of the Fest programme will give a taster of what's to come and share incredible cinema with audiences all around Scotland and the UK this November.'
For more information visit glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival.