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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I Don't Know Who You Are
I Don't Know Who You Are
A gay musician spends his weekend trying to find the money for HIV-preventive treatment after being sexually assaulted by a stranger.
Love Lies Bleeding
Love Lies Bleeding
Reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Las Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.
An exploration of the roots of racism as experienced in the US.
About Dry Grasses
About Dry Grasses
A young teacher hopes to be appointed to Istanbul after mandatory duty at a small village. After long time waiting he loses all hope of escaping from this gloomy life. His colleague helps him to regain his perspective.
The G
The G
After a corrupt legal guardian ruins her life, a gran sets out for revenge.
Last Straw
Last Straw
Miscommunication and a lack of empathy cause events to spiral out of control as a young waitress finds herself in the centre of a murder spree.
The Beast
The Beast
In the near future a woman decides to purify her DNA in a machine that takes her into her past lives. Then she meets Louis and feels a powerful connection, as if she had always known him.
Riddle Of Fire
Riddle Of Fire
Three mischievous children on dirt bikes, armed with paint guns and cocky attitudes, launch an attack at a local warehouse, outwitting a security guard and 'liberating' the very latest video game console for themselves - but to make use of it, they need to figure out the password with which their mother has locked the TV.
The Battle Of Chile
The Battle Of Chile
A three part documentary charting the Chilean struggle which led to the fall of Salvador Allende and the rise to power, by means of a coup, of Augusto Pinochet.
The Vourdalak
The Vourdalak
Historic vampire tale, adapted from a Tolstoy novella.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

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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2024 Glasgow Film Festival programme announced
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