Glasgow Film Festival 2012 has announced next month’s programme of premieres, special guests and unique events – with its preceding short film and youth festivals meaning that film-lovers can look forward to a packed month of attractions.
The main festival runs from 16th to 26th February in 16 venues across the city. Meanwhile the Glasgow Youth Film Festival takes place from 5th to 15th February, and the Glasgow Short Film Festival takes place over the weekend from the 9th to the 12th.
The 2012 festival will host 239 films and events in a programme that includes a record number of UK and European premieres.
Among the many films receiving their first British screening at Glasgow are the eagerly awaited Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy, romantic comedy The Decoy Bride co-starring David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald, acclaimed American independent drama In the Family, period drama Bel Ami starring Robert Pattinson, award-winner Cloudburst with Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, controversial documentaries Better this World and How to Die in Oregon and animated feature Wrinkles (Arrugas).
For a full line up of screenings and events, and to buy tickets from 19th January, visit glasgowfilm.org/festival.