Southside Film Festival

Southside Film Festival is back, between Friday 7th and Sunday 9th June, with some new venues, as well as old friends for a whole new year of films!

Southside Film Festival

About Southside Film Festival

You can pick up our beautiful programmes across various Glasgow venues – including plenty of your Southside favourites.

We’ve got tickets available to book online as of…right now! Why not take a look and get in whilst you can: www.wegottickets.com/southsidefilm

You can also book on to one of our excellent workshops, or ask us questions about the various events by emailing: southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

Friday 7th June

Matanga / Maya / Mia & Carys Williams & Nova Scotia the Truth
8pm - 11pm
The Glad Cafe
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.

This documentary provides unparalleled, intimate access to M.I.A. in her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes, becoming one of the most recognisable, outspoken and provocative voices in music today.

The event will be preceded by a spoken-word performance by Carys Williams and a live performance by DJ, rapper and producer Nova Scotia the Truth

Saturday 8th June

Muppets Most Wanted - Autism Friendly Screening
Midday - 2pm
Loks Bar & Kitchen
Two Frogs! One Pig! Intrigue! Music! Mayhem! Muppets! There’s plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey), and the World’s Number One Criminal, Constantine—a dead ringer for Kermit—has taken his place. As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the robbery of the century, they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? Dressing as a muppet for this screening is definitely encouraged!

Please note, this is an autism friendly screening which means the lights will remain on dimly throughout the film, the volume will be lower than usual and the audience is free to move about, eat and make noise.

This film was chosen especially to screen at the festival by the young people of Giffnock based Sup-ER-kids.

Ponyo - Cinemor77 Yurt Screening
Midday - 3pm
New Victoria Gardens
Tickets are £4 cash on the door only.

The daughter of the king of the ocean, Ponyo is no ordinary goldfish - she has all the magic of the sea at her disposal. But when five-year-old Sosuke finds her near his seaside home, a special connection sparks between them and Ponyo becomes determined to become human.

A beautiful animated film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, we will be screening the dubbed version for those wee uns who can’t read subtitles.

Please note: screenings in the yurt have cushions not chairs but the yurt is fully wheelchair accessible - just get in touch in advance for access info - email southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

Babe - Cinemor77 Yurt Screening
2.30pm - 4.30pm
New Victoria Gardens
This event is £5 cash on the door only.

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy? Filled with a supporting cast of talking barnyard animals and a chorus of singing mice (courtesy of computer enhancements and clever animatronics), this frequently hilarious, visually imaginative film was a surprise hit in 1995 and nominated for six Academy Awards.

Please note: screenings in the yurt have cushions not chairs but the yurt is fully wheelchair accessible - just get in touch in advance for access info - email southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

Black Cat, White Cat - with food & live music
3pm - 7pm
Bike for Good Glasgow South
This is a FREE & unticketed event on a first come, first served basis.

Black Cat, White Cat is a riotous mix of farce, romance and crime. Set within a community of Roma people, it tells a story of young love, family ties and magical occurrences. Zare is in love with beautiful Ida but his father Matko, having botched up a black market deal, intends to marry him off to the sister of a powerful gangster - a woman so tiny that her nickname is Ladybird. Beautifully filmed on the banks of the Danube and directed by Emir Kusturica (Underground), this colourful comedy is crammed with spectacle, incident and the powerful Romani music. Silver Lion Winner at the Venice Film Festival 1998.

Please note: The BBFC have rated this film is Cert 15 for drug use and coarse language but the venue will have a special area for children separate from the screening with child friendly activities allowing people to bring their children along.

Time Bandits - Cinemor77 Yurt Screening
6pm - 8.30pm
New Victoria Gardens
They didn’t make history, they stole it! The film that established Terry Gilliam as more than just Monty Python’s resident animator, this delightfully inventive children’s fantasy, co-written by fellow Python Michael Palin, is about young Kevin who finds himself travelling through holes in the space-time continuum in the company of half a dozen fractious dwarfs. Along the way, he encounters Agamemnon (Sean Connery), Robin Hood (John Cleese), Napoleon (Ian Holm) and winds up as a passenger on the Titanic, although not necessarily in that order.

Please note: screenings in the yurt have cushions not chairs but the yurt is fully wheelchair accessible - just get in touch in advance for access info - email southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

Ovarian Psycos
8.30pm - 11pm
Bike For Good Glasgow South
Riding at night through Eastside Los Angeles the Ovarian Psychos Bicycle Brigade use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. They are an unapologetic, misfit collective of women of colour who are determined to stand up to violence and injustice and who can campaign for safer streets for women in their community. This defiant documentary inspires women to reclaim the streets on two wheels!

Sunday 9th June

Song of the Sea - Cinemor77 Yurt Screening
Midday - 2pm
New Victoria Gardens
This event is £4 cash on the door only.

This enchanting Irish animation tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but become humans on land. Directed by Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells) features the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2015.

Please note: screenings in the yurt have cushions not chairs but the yurt is fully wheelchair accessible - just get in touch in advance for access info - email southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

The NeverEnding Story - CineMor77 Yurt Screening
2.30pm - 4.30pm
New Victoria Gardens
This event is £4 cash on the door only.

When young Bastian borrows a mysterious, ornately-bound book, he never dreamed turning a page would draw him into a shimmering fantasy world of racing snails, hang-glider bats, soaring luck dragons, puckish elves, a Childlike Empress, the brave warrior Atreyu and a slab-faced walking quarry called a Rock Biter. Revisit this 80s children classic in the magical surroundings of the cinema yurt.

Please note: screenings in the yurt have cushions not chairs but the yurt is fully wheelchair accessible - just get in touch in advance for access info - email southsidefilmfest@gmail.com

Callum Rice Screening & Q&A
5.15pm - 7pm
The Glad Cafe
This is a FREE event, N/C - Over 18 advised.

Glasgow based filmmaker Callum Rice has directed and produced a number of short films that intimately explore and depict social and personal histories and sites from across Glasgow. He is currently artist in residence at House for an Art Lover and in this specially curated screening for Southside Film Festival Callum joins us to screen some of his short documentaries and talk about his work.

Labyrinth - Cinemor77 Yurt Screening
6pm - 8pm
New Victoria Gardens
Please note this event is cash on the door only. £8 Adults, £6 Children.

Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realises her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces and what better space to watch them than in the cinema yurt.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post & My Loneliness is Killing Me
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Category Is Books
Cameron Post (Chloe Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect US high school girl. But after she is caught with another girl in the back of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens struggling with same-sex attraction. At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious de-gaying methods, and earnest Christian rock songs but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she is able to find her place among fellow outcasts.
Preceded by short film My Loneliness is Killing Me, written by Michael Richardson and directed by Southside filmmaker Tim Courtney. When Elliott lures the animalistic Jack to his apartment for a late night hook up, he unexpectedly unearths a dark emotional connection.

Southside Filmmakers Award Screening 2019
7.30pm - 10pm
The Glad Cafe
Don’t miss our annual selection of short films made on the Southside or by Southside based filmmakers -a mix of comedy, animation, drama and documentary. Come along to support local film talent and vote for your favourite film: the winner will receive the much coveted Southside Filmmaker Award.

Full programme details for the nominated films will be announced on our website and social media.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Southside Film Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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