The Glasgow Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and there's a great line-up to look forward to. This year also sees the return of the festival's popular events strand, which gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy immersive experiences and go on cinematic adventures together - and, of course, there's the ever-popular Glasgow Frightfest strand, which gives Scottish viewers the chance to see some of the world's scariest new offerings.

Special guests include Viggo Mortensen, who will participate in a special In Conversation event, as well as Emily Hampshire, George Mackay, Ben Wheatley, Rose Glass, Maxine Peake and Kevin Macdonald.

The festival runs from 28 February to 10 March.

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Sorcery
Sorcery
On the remote island of Chiloé in the late 19th century, an indigenous girl named Rosa lives and works with her father on a farm. When the foreman brutally turns on Rosa’s father, she sets out for justice, seeking help from the king of a powerful organisation of sorcerers.
Janey
Janey
Documentary profile of comic Janey Godley.
Hesitation Wound
Hesitation Wound
A criminal lawyer faces difficult moral and emotional choices.
Hoard
Hoard
1984, London: Seven-year-old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish. One night, their world falls apart, and we join Maria a decade later, living with her foster mother.
The Contestant
The Contestant
The story of a Japanese reality TV star left naked in a room for more than a year, tasked with filling out magazine sweepstakes to earn food and clothing.
Hounds
Hounds
A fateful night in the life of a father and son after a kidnapping goes awry.
Cold
Cold
Murder mystery chiller unfolds across two time periods as a man and his daughter try to come to terms with a suicide while he investigates historic deaths at a juvenile centre.
Milk Teeth
Milk Teeth
Trouble brews for a young woman and her mother after they take in a foundling youngster against the wishes of their community.
Yannick
Yannick
In the middle of a performance of The Cuckold, a very bad boulevard play, Yannick gets up and interrupts the show to take control of the evening...
Scenes Of Extraction
Scenes Of Extraction
An archival constellation from the still and moving images of the British Petroleum Archives, documenting the expansive colonial network behind the British geophysical expeditions that spanned across Iran in the early 20th century.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

Bonello, the time traveller
France’s maverick on sci-fi, loneliness, music and working with Léa Seydoux
The weight of the past
Muayad Alayan and Sheherazade Farrell on Palestinian experiences and A House In Jerusalem
Entering the dream
Bertrand Bonello discusses Coma and The Beast
Insult and injury
MH Murray, Mark Clennon and Nat Patricia Manuel on I Don’t Know Who You Are
Siege tactics
Will Gilbey and Chris Reilly on storytelling and action in Jericho Ridge
The price of seeing
Gary Lennon on the work of Cathal McNaughton and I Dream In Photos
The tip of the iceberg
Milad Alami on character creation, films that linger, and Opponent
Never say die
Ilango Ramanathan and Hiranya Perera on the remarkable journey of Tentigo
An extraordinary drive
George Jaques and Ken Petrie on Black Dog
The man who sold Utopia
Matthew Wells on the early days of Hollywood and Frank Capra: Mr America
Hex, lies and videotape
Tiago Teixeira on creating magic in Custom
In tune with the darkness
Paul Duane on music, monstrosities and All You Need Is Death
'I tried to stay away from the bubblegum version'
Olga Mill on creating the Eighties look of Love Lies Bleeding and being inspired by mold for Eileen
Behind the bias cut
Kevin Macdonald on fashion, alcoholism, cancel culture and High & Low – John Galliano
Squad goals
Smari Gunn and Logi Sigursveinsson on their crowd-pleasing football doc The Home Game
Every little moment
Samyuktha Vijayan on getting real about transition in Blue Sunshine
Some form of melancholy
Aylin Tezel on exploring intersecting journeys in Falling Into Place
Turning up the heat
Sean Garrity, Jonas Chernick and Sara Canning on The Burning Season
The beauty of the road
Emma Westenberg on empathy, absurdity and Bleeding Love
Layers of mystery
llker Çatak in conversation on Oscar shortlisted The Teachers’ Lounge, Wim Wenders, and the films that inspired him
A gran plan
Karl R Hearne on The G's inspiration, those who target the old and the portrayal of female sexuality as a radical act
Putting The G in Vengeance
Dale Dickey on her role as a gran bent on revenge and the resolution of the actors' strike
A film of two halves
Alan Scott Neal and Taylor Sardoni on writing and shooting Last Straw
Ewan tripping on an energy rush
Proud dad on filming with Clara, Danny Boyle and wearing that moustache
The Restoration of Oz
As The Wizard of Oz returns to delight a new generation, we explore the real magic of cinema. The film you'll see in cinemas now is clean and bright; but how was this achieved?

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