Film, Special interest

30 events

Sorted by popularity / date & time

Celluloid Tweed

Screening of a biking feature film, followed by a series of shorts on the theme of bikes, chosen from an open entry contest.

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Thu 29 May

£8 / 01721 725777

16mm Animated Sound Workshops with Luigi Allamano

Luigi Allamano from Concordia University hosts these workshops offering participants the chance to create sound by making pictures directly onto 16mm film, a technique made famous by filmmaker Norman McLaren. Ages 16+.

CCA, Glasgow

Mon 30 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 352 4900

Part of McLaren.

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 26 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 622 6200

Part of McLaren.

Tolbooth, Stirling

Tue 24 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01786 274000

Part of McLaren.

Hand-Made Cinema

The main exhibition of McLaren 2014 celebrates the filmmaker's creative process, with screenings alongside the physical materials that made them possible.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 31 May

0131 650 2210

Part of McLaren.

  • 10:00

Tue 3 Jun

0131 650 2210

Part of McLaren.

  • 10:00

Wed 4 Jun

0131 650 2210

Part of McLaren.

  • 10:00
…and 23 more dates until 5 Jul

La Freak's Smut Cinema

Looking for a new naughty cinematic experience? Well, La Freak'll help you out there, with a reel of spliced and edited glamoursmut taken from the web, with the option to buy some boring old popcorn or a much more interesting sounding 'O' bag. Ages 18+, natch.

The Macbeth, London N1

Mon 26 May

£10–£15 / madame@lafreak.co.uk

  • 20:00 – 00:00

Mon 28 Jul

£10–£15 / madame@lafreak.co.uk

  • 20:00 – 00:00

Animation from the Scottish Screen Archive

Dip into a century of Scottish animation with this collection, including work by famed Orkney filmmaker Margaret Tait, and award-winning filmmaker Norman McLaren.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sun 4 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 332 6535

Part of McLaren.

  • 15:00
back to top

Animation in Context: Screening and Discussion

An afternoon of screenings, discussions and guest speakers exploring the medium of animation. Celebrating Norman McLaren's centenary, this is the result of research and discussion between members of the group aiming to highlight issues of relevance for moving image practitioners, artists, writers and spectators alike.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of McLaren.

  • 14:00

ARIKA14

2014's series of experimental events from Arika (who were behind the Instal and Kill Your Timid Notion festivals). Each installment is designed to explore a particular theme through screenings, performances and debate.

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 0878

Episode 6

Sat 27 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 0878

Episode 6

Sun 28 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 0878

Episode 6

…and 3 more dates until 9 Nov

The Art of Drawn Movements: Animation Films by GSA Alumni

A varied selection of animated films by GSA alumni, from Norman McLaren’s own abstract classic Lines Horizontal to recent graduate Ross Hogg’s The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 3 May

0141 332 6535

Introduced by Dr Sarah Smith and followed by a short Q&A with some of the included filmmakers. Part of McLaren.

  • 13:45

Beyond Zero: 1914–1918

A combination production from the Kronos Quartet, Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and filmmaker Bill Morrison, who uses rare and partial destroyed archive images to create his pieces.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 18 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Cult Movie Mondays

Weekly screenings of movies that people go mad for.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

Tonight, Black Dynamite continues April's blaxploitation theme.

  • 20:00

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:30

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun back to top

Digital Scratch: Riding over Blinkity Blank

Inspired by Normal McLaren's film Blinkity Blank, filmmaker Pierre Hebert and musician/composer Andrea Martignoni present an evening of live animation, music and performance. Booking is essential.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of McLaren.

  • 19:00

Disability History in Cornwall

Dr Theo Blackmore delves into the history of the lives of people with disabilities from the last 50 to 100 years, using short films to illustrate the changes in education, employment, hate crime and recreation.

The Exchange, Penzance

Sat 19 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01736 363715

  • 11:30 – 14:30

A Dream of Stirling: Norman McLaren’s Scottish Dawn

Exhibition on the life and work of Stirling-born award-winning filmmaker Norman McLaren.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 01786 471917

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01786 471917

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 53 more dates until 22 Jun

Dundee Mountain Film Festival

The UK's longest continuous running mountain film festival (now in its 31st year) showcases an international programme of films by local film makers, presentations and book signings by world renowned mountaineers, adventurers and expedition leaders, and art and photography exhibitions.

Bonar Hall, Dundee

Fri 28 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

Sat 29 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01382 730699

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Ten events over two weekends, showcasing a selection of the best shorts by filmmakers from across the globe.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sat 7 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sun 8 Jun

Times & prices vary

…and 3 more dates until 15 Jun back to top

Encounters Presents: McLaren the Musician – A Seeing Sound Salon

To celebrate the work of Norman McLaren, this salon features a selection of film screenings, live performances and informal talks from artists, musicians, filmmakers and experts from a range of relevant academic fields.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Tue 16 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0117 9172300

Part of McLaren.

Wed 17 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0117 9172300

Part of McLaren.

Thu 18 Sep

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0117 9172300

Part of McLaren.

…and 3 more dates until 21 Sep

Final Year Student Film Screening

Third year students from Portsmouth University’s School of Creative Arts, Film and Media present their final year film projects in this showcase of short films.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Wed 21 May

£3–£4 / 02392 828282

  • 19:30

Flying High: Aviation on Film

View some rediscovered films that capture Scotland's early aviation history, with Ruth Washbrook of the Scottish Screen Archive and Moya MacDonald from Another Orkney Production. Booking is essential.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 28 May

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00

Horror Classic Film Night

Celebrate Hallowe'en with a classic silent horror film. Featuring live music and sound effects by Gladstone's Bag. Go in fancy dress as your favourite horror movie character.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

0141 553 0840

  • 19:00

Living Colour

A group of artists' films, created between 1926 and the present day, that share a common interest in the potential of the moving image to capture and convey abstract form and colour. Including work from legendary filmmaker Norman McLaren.

The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

Sat 3 May

Free / 01856 850209

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Tue 6 May

Free / 01856 850209

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Wed 7 May

Free / 01856 850209

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 23 more dates until 7 Jun back to top

Manet: Portraying Life

An look at the exhibition of more than 50 works, including masterpieces like Music in the Tuileries, Olympia, Luncheon on the Grass and The Railway. Hosted by Tim Marlow with expert guests and featuring behind-the-scenes footage and a biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sun 20 Apr

01227 769075

  • 19:00

McLaren 2014

A programme of events marking the centenary of world-renowned Scottish filmmaker, artist, musician, and award-winning animator, Norman McLaren. Events include screenings, exhibitions and workshops.

Various venues, Scotland

Sat 19 Apr

Times & prices vary

Sun 20 Apr

Times & prices vary

Mon 21 Apr

Times & prices vary

…and 104 more dates until 3 Aug

Norman McLaren Centenary Film Tour

A selection of short films from the legendary filmmaker Norman McLaren including Opening Opening Speech, Blinkity Blank, Le Merle, Pas de Deux, Synchromy and more.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sun 25 May

0141 332 6535

Part of McLaren.

  • 13:00

Norman McLaren: The Student Films

A collection of short films from internationally renowned experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren.

Glasgow School of Art

Sat 3 May

0141 353 4500

Part of McLaren.

  • 19:00

Odin Teatret Residency

Master classes, work demonstrations and film screenings from renowned and ground-breaking company Odin Teatret.

Central School Of Speech And Drama, The Embassy Theatre, London NW3

Tue 22 Apr

£5–£20 / 020 7722 8183

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

£5–£20 / 020 7722 8183

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

£5–£20 / 020 7722 8183

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 26 Apr back to top