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Chamber and committees

Southside Film Festival

  • Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2013
  • Motion reference: S4M-06494

That the Parliament welcomes the 2013 Glasgow Southside Film Festival, which runs from 16 to 19 May; notes that the festival is now in its third year, in which time it has shown screenings to over 3,000 people; further notes the festival’s continued use of pop-up cinemas, which bring films to the community in venues ranging from pubs and cafés to museums and community halls; welcomes the role of the social enterprise, The Glad Café, as an information and ticket hub; understands that this year's highlights include a screening of the 1925 Soviet classic, Battleship Potemkin, which will be accompanied by a live Wurlitzer organ, and, We Are Northern Lights, which, it believes, is Scotland’s first ever crowd-sourced, mass-participation film; welcomes the news that the programme includes workshops aimed at young people, including one on filmmaking, and wishes the festival a very successful run.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Colin Beattie, Sarah Boyack, Chic Brodie, Roderick Campbell, James Dornan, Annabelle Ewing, Patricia Ferguson, Kenneth Gibson, Rob Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Alison Johnstone, Bill Kidd, Richard Lyle, Mike MacKenzie, Hanzala Malik, Anne McTaggart, Gil Paterson, Richard Simpson, Drew Smith, Kevin Stewart, David Torrance, Jean Urquhart, Maureen Watt, Sandra White, John Wilson