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Film Festival In Glasgow

Film Festival In Glasgow

In 1983 Glasgow city launched its campaign „miles better” to advertise and promote itself as an industry and tourist location. The campaign becomes internationally known as one of the earliest and as one of the most successful. This port town located in Scotland became worldwide famous, and this campaign received many international and domestic awards. It was the first time any city managed to rebrand itself successfully.


Thirty-five years later this city is still well known for – among all the things it is known for its Film Festival that is now one of the top three in the United Kingdom. This UK leading festival is highly anticipated and regarded event. This thirteen years old festival managed to go from the 6 thousand attendances to over 50 thousand in just over a decade, and it is still developing and growing. The main goal is that this festival position itself as one of the top festivals that focus on the audience in the whole Europe.

The audience visiting this festival is central to its program because the organization of this festival wants to enable all visitors the full and deep experience. The programme of this festival regularly has new international and local movies in all genres, groundbreaking experimentation of the art-house, the famous returns of well known and adored classics, really unique cultural gems, and mainstream films that are the top crowd pleasers. Offcourse the festival wouldn’t be the same, and quite popular without its guest filmmaker appearances, workshops that are interactive, and great discussion lectures and panels. It has all one could imagine.

Film Festival In GlasgowThis Festival is a place for people to share different perspectives and ideas, with the audience response and experience as one of the most important parts of a creative process. It is a place not only for the people that are in love with this industry, but also for the (future) professionals to meet, exchange ideas, and stay informed about all the things that are happening in this industry. Each year, the audience with its feedback is shaping the next year programme. The Glasgow Film Festival is a really precious gem that continues to shine on the film industry, connecting not only audience with moves, but also directors, writers, and other relevant professionals with their audience and colleagues. The third biggest festival in the world still continues to amaze and grow, making Glasgow miles better.

Movie: New Town Killers

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Movie: New Town Killers

This amazing British film is directed and written by Jobson Richard, and it is produced by Luc Roeg. It was released in the United Kingdom in 2008, and it is 97 minutes long. In this drama, the lead actors are Dougray Scott and Anthony Pearson. The plot follows businessmen played by Alastair Mackenzie and Dougray Scott – they are playing mouse and cat games with marginalized people.

New Town KillersThe movie follows a teenager from Edinburgh Sean Macdonald who is living with his sister Alice Kelly a life that lacks any perspective. They are orphans. In one moment, the brother finds out that his sister is in debt 12.000 pounds to some dangerous man, and they are forcing Alice to carry drugs to Amsterdam. In the same time, two strangers Jamie Steward and Alistair Raskolnikov get in touch with Sean offering him the same amount his sister owes in exchange that the three of them play hide and seek for 12 hours. The deal is that if they fail to hunt Sean, he will get the money in the morning. After the boy accepts their offer, the plot thickens – it came to light that Alistair is a killer, paranoid and sadistic one, so Sean needs to win, not only for the money but to save his life. The men who contacted him are bankers, and the hunting games are how they pass their time.

This thriller is full of the tension that just constantly keeps growing, the action scenes are amazingly fluent, and the viewers are presented with somewhat gothic Edinburg. The ethical questions that this movie raised are still relevant in today’s world and will be in the days to come.


Richard Jobson also wrote the music, and the theme song was his official comeback in songwriting after fifteen years. The co-authors of the theme song are Isa & the Filthy Tongues, a Scottish band which included some of the members of Angelfish and Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie. This movie was in selection for The International Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2008 and for The Times BFI London Film Festival, 2008.

16 Years Of Alcohol

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16 Years Of Alcohol

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16 years of alcoholThis film was made in 2003, and it is based on the Richard Jobson’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, written in 1987. It is a gritty tale of one man’s inner journey of self-discovery as he escapes from the tyranny of the past and tries to come to terms with an identity forged in violence and betrayal. The main character in this film is a boy named Frankie, and he is played by Kevin McKidd, an actor that is best known for his role in a TV show Grey’s Anatomy, where he plays the role of doctor Owen Hunt. In Sixteen Years of Alcohol, the lead character Frankie is a skinhead with violent childhood, who abuses alcohol and loves Ska. This character is somewhat based on the author of the novel and the authors’ brother.

The movie was described as influenced by movies Trainspotting and A Clockwork Orange. This was the first movie Jobson directed, and it was nominated at the British Independent Film Awards in 2003 for the best independent movie, and it won an award in the category for the best-supporting-actress, who was played by Susan Lynch, the artist who latter in life three times won the Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) award. The plot is set in Aberdour and Edinburgh, and the soundtrack is full of rock, skinhead reggae and ska 1960s and 1970s music. It features the artists such as Claudette and the Corporation, Velvet Underground, The Skids, Iggy and The Stooges, Roxy Music and Desmond Dekker.


Director / Richard Jobson Producer / Hamish McAlpine Executive Producer / Steve McIntyre Screenwriter / Richard Jobson Director of Photo / John Rhodes Cast / Laura Fraser, Kevin McKidd, Susan Lynch, Ewen Bremner Year 2002

Region 2 PAL UK / Runtime: 102 min

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