Festival director Tom Wilton prepares for the big day - picture by Stuart Crawford. Festival director Tom Wilton prepares for the big day - picture by Stuart Crawford.

The first ever Bootleg Film Festival was held in Glasgow from September 11 - 13. The venue was the basement of the Offshore cafe on Gibson Street, normally used as an art gallery, and visitors to the cafe were encouraged to pop downstairs and give it a try. A screen and projector were rigged up and an intimate atmosphere created within the enclosed space.

Following a lengthy submissions procedure, over 45 films were shown at this event, including features and shorts. Several of the film-makers attended to see their work screened professionally for the first time. We'll be adding reviews here over the next few weeks.

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Bootleg Film Festival Features

A bootlegger speaks
Tom Wilton on the creation of the Bootleg Film Festival.
Free and independent
Bootleg Film Festival shows indie films for nothing - we find out what its all about.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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