Glasgow Film Festival 2022 Launch

Blerta Basholli Hive GFF22Blerta Basholly Hive GFF22Our home city film festival is back.

GFF22 will open with the UK premiere of The Outfit, a gripping and masterful thriller starring Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, and close with the UK premiere of the Camera D’or-winning Murina, a tense family drama directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic and executive-produced by Martin Scorsese.

The festival – now in its eighteenth year – will pack in 10 World premieres, 4 European premieres, 65 UK premieres, and 13 Scottish premieres. GFF continues to champion international female talent behind the camera, with 40% of new films screening at the festival and 6 of the 7 Audience Award films having a woman director.

Other highlights include the European premiere of My Old School starring Alan Cumming, the unbelievable true story of a thirty-something Scot who managed to re-enroll in High School, the world premiere of Skint, led by a creative team including Peter Mullan and Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee.

GFF Co-director Allan Hunter said: “Welcoming audiences old and new to the 2022 Glasgow Film Festival is a source of great joy and not a little relief. I think we have all missed that sense of community and discovery you experience at a festival. The team have watched more films than ever to compile a programme rich in its diversity and wonders. There are so many great films to recommend from around the world and I am especially excited by the abundance of Scottish stories and productions that showcase the country’s many shining talents. I can’t wait for people to pick their own favourites.”

GFF will also host a very exclusive preview screening of the first episode of Season 6 of STARZPLAY’s worldwide smash-hit Outlander and welcome Glasgow-born creative force Armando Iannucci with a very special live ‘In Conversation’ event, looking back over his wide-ranging career.

The Worst Person in the World GFF22Arrow FrightFest will also be back for a weekend full of thrills, spills and chills. Some the festival strands due to be explored this year include African Stories, a celebration of the Norwegian director Edith Carlmar and Winds of Change: Cinema in ’62. Up for the Audience Award are films such as the Oscar-nominated Kosovan drama, Hive and Elie Grappe’s Olga. 

GFF Co-director Allison Gardner said: “I can’t begin to describe our joy at being able to have our loyal, committed and fun audiences back to the festival. We have all undergone different and difficult times over the last two years and nothing helps us to heal and connect like film. Having audiences in both our festival venues and our partner cinemas across the UK is a source of joy. The team have worked incredibly hard to pull together a unique and wonderful programme to enjoy.”

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Opening Gala (The Outfit), Closing Gala (Murina) and International Women’s Day Gala (Happening) go on sale at 10am on Monday 31 January from GFT Box Office and

FrightFest passes go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 1 February from GFT Box Office and

All other screenings in the full GFF22 programme go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 2 February from GFT Box Office and 

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