The Glasgow youth film festival surpassed itself this year; its energetic and electric 2013 programme is fantastic. In fact, unmissible.
And even if you did miss their preview of ‘Wreck it Ralph’ at their launched on 3 February, there’s still much more to discover. I’m looking forward to ‘Girl Walk All Day’– a feature length dance music video following three female dancers as they jump, leap and dance their way around New York City.
Dancers, DJs and Tigers – oh my
The final day of the GYFF ends with a bang with this amazing film on 13 February – but it’s no ordinary screening. For one, they’re taking it outside. At 6pm the River Clyde Embankment (by the tiger mural) will be transformed to an interactive extravaganza where dancers, DJ’s and projections of ‘Girl Walk All Day’ await you.
Something for every taste, every age
Anime fans will be thrilled by GYFF’s offering of films including the latest by Hayao Miyazaki ‘From Up On Poppy Hill’ and the premiere of a top-secret anime, still yet to be revealed.
And if anime isn’t your thing, there are heaps of other films to choose from – comedy classics like ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day off’ to the satirical Dutch film ‘The Deflowering of Eva Van End’. Or there’s still time check out some of the many shorts during the Glasgow Short Film Festival (7-10 February) covering heavy-hitting subjects like trafficking in Roadkill to the creativity of an inspirational 84-year-old graffiti artist.
And don’t forget to check out the Glasgow Film Festival’s extensive programme kicking off 14 February.
So much to see – so don’t miss out on this magical month of film.