Glasgow Film Festival 2010

From tots to teens - and adults who haven't yet stopped being fun - there's something for everyone in this strand, which was put together by young people themselves. Look out for special events and parties accompanying the films themselves. There will be an acting masterclass with Skins star Joe Dempsie, Amnest International will discuss the role of filmmaking in defending human rights, and Thomas Turgoose will be celebrating his 18th birthday at the festival.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best of British, Cary Grant, Departures - New Japanese Cinema, European Cinema, Frightfest, Galas, Great Scots, It's A Wonderful World, Music and Film, Out Of The Past, Shorts, Stranger Than Fiction, The State of Independents

Cowards Cowards
Cowards and The Scouting Book For Boys
The Blue Bird (Aoi Tori) (Country: Japan; Year: 2008; Director: Kenji Nakanishi; Stars: Kanata Hongo)
A look at the aftermath of ugly bullying in the classroom.
The Bogeyman (Mommo, Kiz Kardesim) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2009; Director: Atalay Tasdiken; Writer: Atalay Tasdiken; Stars: Elif Bülbül, Mehmet Bülbül, Mete Dönmezer, Mustafa Uzunyilmaz, Mehmet Usta), Official Site
Rejected by their stepmother and cast out of their father's home, two children face an uncertain future.
A Boy Called Dad (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Brian Percival; Writer: Julie Rutterford; Stars: Kyle Ward, Ian Hart, Charlene McKenna, Louise Delamere, Steve Evetts)
Kid on the run with baby son.
Cowards (Cobardes) (Country: Spain; Year: 2008; Director: José Corbacho, Juan Cruz; Writer: José Corbacho, Juan Cruz; Stars: Eduardo Garé, Elvira Mínguez, Eduardo Espinilla, Paz Padilla, Antonio de la Torre, Lluís Homar)
Communication breakdown and teenage bullying in a privileged Spanish day school.
The Crocodiles (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Christian Ditter)
A teenage wheelchair-user is frustrated by his overprotective mother, but finds adventure with a group of local teenagers intent on fighting crims.
A Boy Called Dad A Boy Called Dad
A Boy Called Dad and Ponyo
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Country: Japan; Year: 2007; Director: Masayuki Kazuya Tsunmaki)
Anime about a boy whose destiny leads him to pilot a giant mech to fight off invaders and save the Earth.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (Country: Japan; Year: 2009; Director: Masayuki Kazuya Tsurumaki)
The further adventures of a young hero piloting a giant mech in an attempt to free the Earth of alien invaders.
Gentlemen Broncos (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Jared Hess)
A crude and quirky comedy about a writer whose ideas are stolen and made into an awful film.
Journey Of The Childmen: The Mighty Boosh On Tour (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Oliver Ralfe; Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, David Walliams)
A documentary following comedians The Mighty Boosh as they tour the UK.
Potential (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Gord More)
A documentary following a teenage ska band who are determined to make it big but only have their parents' basement to practice in.
Stella Stella
Stella and The Bogeyman
Ponyo (Ponyo on the Cliff (Gake no ue no Ponyo)) (Country: Japan; Year: 2008; Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Writer: Hayao Miyazaki; Stars: Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Jôji Tokoro, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yuki Amami, Kazushige Nagashima, Akiko Yano, Shinichi Hatori, Tokie Hidari, Eimi Hiraoka, Rumi Hîragi, Tomoko Naraoka, Nozomi Ohashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Akihiko Ishizumi), Official Site, Trailer
A five-year-old boy meets a magical fish who longs to become human.
The Scouting Book For Boys (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Tom Harper; Writer: Jack Thorne; Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Rafe Spall, Steven Mackintosh, Susan Lynch, Holly Grainger, Tony Maudsley, Ewen MacIntosh, Nicholas Sidi, Lorraine Bruce, Ann Elsley, Phil Pritchard, Sheena Irving, David Frost, Elizabeth Goram-Smith, Jimi James)
A boy agrees to help his best friend run away from the caravan park where they live, but as their plans begin to unravel dark secrets also come to light.
Sita Sings The Blues (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Nina Paley; Writer: Nina Paley; Stars: Annette Hanshaw, Reena Shah, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Aseem Chhabra, Bhavana Nagulapally, Manish Acharya), Official Site
Using a variety of colorful animation techniques, writer-director Nina Paley wittily interweaves the story of Sita, the leading lady of the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana, with the story of a modern American woman struggling to keep her marriage afloat.
Stella (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Sylvie Verheyde; Writer: Sylvie Verheyde; Stars: Léora Barbara, Melissa Rodriguez, Letitia Guerard, Karole Rocher, Benjamin Biolay, Guillaume Depardieu, Johan Libéreau, Jeannick Gravelines, Valerie Stroh, Thierry Neuvic, Anne Benoit, Christophe Bourseiller, Nicolas Janny, Christel Dewynter, Yolaine-Anne Gliott)
Snapshot of a year in the life of an 11-year-old.
Summerhood (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Jacob Medjuck)
An awkward ten year old loses his heart to a girl at summer camp - unfortunately, so does everybody else.
Turtle - The Incredible Journey (Country: UK, Austria; Year: 2009; Director: Nick Stringer)
A documentary following a loggerhead turtle born on a Florida beach as she journeys all around the world.
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