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Wildscreen Festival

The largest international wildlife and environmental film festival returns for a whole week of events, from film screenings to debates and discussions.

Watershed, Bristol

Sun 19 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0117 927 6444 (general enquiries) / 0117 927 5100 (box office)

Mon 20 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0117 927 6444 (general enquiries) / 0117 927 5100 (box office)

Tue 21 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0117 927 6444 (general enquiries) / 0117 927 5100 (box office)

…and 3 more dates until 24 Oct

Aberdeen Film Festival

The very first Aberdeen Film Festival promises to take advantage of the city's cultural connections to bring in films and filmmakers from across the globe. Expect feature films, shorts and docs, plus workshops, Q&As and a web series night.

Various venues, Aberdeen

Sat 27 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sun 28 Sep

Times & prices vary

Mon 29 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 12 Oct

Southend Film Festival

The sixth Southend Film Festival continues their focus on British independent films, which this year will be supported by film shorts for the first time. The programme includes classics, world cinema and new documentaries as well as an official big screen premier of two 1950s comedy shorts by Peter Sellers, long thought…

Various venues: Southend-on-Sea

Thu 1 May

Times & prices vary

Fri 2 May

Times & prices vary

Sat 3 May

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 5 May

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.

Adult Screen Summer School: Making a Short Film

Intensive three week course for those who are passionate about film-making, and who want to develop their understanding and skills in the industry. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience. Ages 17+.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 18 Aug

£1300 / 0141 270 8303

Tue 19 Aug

£1300 / 0141 270 8303

Wed 20 Aug

£1300 / 0141 270 8303

…and 16 more dates until 5 Sep back to top

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Loch Ness Film Festival

An independent, grassroots festival in a unique location. This year features the best short films from around Scotland, the UK and abroad as well as two independent Scottish features and, for the first time, a guerrilla film workshop in which a short film will be created on the day from facebook and twitter suggestions.

Various Venues (Highlands)

Fri 25 Jul

Times vary / Free

Sat 26 Jul

Times vary / Free

Sun 27 Jul

Times vary / Free

London Gallery Day: Film Screening

Join us over two late openings, as part of London Gallery Day, for the screenings of New Dream Machine Project II, by Shezad Dawood, a project exploring the relationship bewteen Beat Culture and Middle-Eastern artistic traditions.

Parasol Unit, London N1

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7490 7373

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7490 7373

  • 10:00 – 20:00

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

Wed 23 Apr

Times & prices vary

Thu 24 Apr

Times & prices vary

Fri 25 Apr

Times & prices vary

…and 100 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

Take One Action Film Festival

A film festival with a political slant, founded on the belief that 'cinematic experiences can inspire lasting change' and offering a series of talks and programmes showing how films can be used to empower communities on an international stage.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 553 6335

Sat 20 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 553 6335

Sun 21 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 553 6335

…and 13 more dates until 4 Oct

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 553 6335

Sat 20 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 553 6335

Sun 21 Sep

Times & prices vary / 0131 553 6335

…and 13 more dates until 4 Oct