Glasgow Film Festival 2013 programme announced

GFF launches a colourful pick'n'mix of film treats

Jaws

Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing and Henry Coombes' Entre Chien et Loup among highlights

The Glasgow Film Festival looks set to light up the silver screen with a programme that's bigger and (arguably) better than ever before. A stonking 368 events will be showcased in 27 venues across the city, with 57 UK premieres and 6 world premieres on offer.

As well as the cosy confines of the city's cinemas, this year's line-up also boasts the Gothic surrounds of Glasgow Cathedral and the depths of the city's Subway as unlikely venue spots, over the festival's 10 day line-up.

It's curtain up on Valentine's Day with the Opening Gala premiere of French romantic comedy Populaire, starring Déborah François, Romain Duris and The Artist’s Běrénice Bejo with the much anticipated UK premiere of Joss Whedon's spin on Much Ado About Nothing ending the festival a week and half later.

Sandwiched neatly in-between, look out for numerous highlights, including live music performances from Jane Birkin, Lau and Auricle Ensemble; Game of Thrones stars introducing season three of the hit show; screenings of Jaws and Dead Calm on board The Tall Ship; Scottish actor James Cosmo in conversation; catwalk-cum-film action from fashion label Obscure Couture; as well as the Henry Coombes curated Entre Chien et Loup, showcasing some of Scotland's finest artist filmmakers.

Elsewhere, comic powerhouse Mark Millar curates the Kapow! strand, comedian Simon Munnery's new show Fylm-Makker gets a showing and First Minister Alex Salmond introduces a geeky classic.

The Glasgow Film Festival runs from 14-24 Feb 2013, various venues, Glasgow.

Glasgow Film Festival

Since 2005, Scotland's fastest-growing film festival has become a force to be reckoned with in the movie world. This year's event features an exploration of classic and less-renowned American films from the epochal year of 1969, the best of Belgian cinema, and anniversary party celebrations of sci-fi cine-epics Alien and…

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