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Glasgow Film Festival 2021 lineup revealed

The team behind Glasgow Film Festival has finally unveiled the programme for its 2021 edition, featuring several award-winning festival favourites such as Minari and Black Bear.

Due to the current continuation of local restrictions and lockdowns, the 17th edition of the festival will be taking place entirely digitally via the new viewing platform Glasgow Film At Home. However the lineup excitingly includes six world premieres, two European premieres and 49 UK premieres.

The festival will open with Lee Isaac Chung’s acclaimed festival hit Minari, which won the grand jury prize and audience award when it premiered at Sundance.

Other premieres include The Mauritanian, directed by Kevin Macdonald, Welsh thriller The Toll, Chino Moya’s futuristic, dystopian Undergods, Lawrence Michael Levine’s psychosexual drama Black Bear and Riders of Justice, starring Mads Mikkelsen as a military vet set on a path of revenge.

FrightFest also returns to Glasgow Film Festival with six thrilling new titles for horror film fans. 

Tickets for the programme will go on sale at noon on Monday 18 January at

Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Full Lineup

  • American Badger, dir. Kirk Caouette
  • Apples, dir. Christos Nikou
  • Back To The Wharf, dir. Xiaofeng Li
  • Big vs Small, dir. Minna Dufton
  • Black Bear, dir. Lawrence Michael Levine
  • A Brixton Tale, dirs. Darragh Carey, Bertrand Desrochers (World premiere)
  • Castro’s Spies, dirs. Ollie Aslin, Gary Lennon
  • City Hall, dir. Fred Wiseman
  • Cowboys, dir. Anna Kerrigan
  • Creation Stories, dir. Nick Moran
  • Da Capo, dir. Chan-yang Shim
  • Dreams On Fire, dir. Philippe McKie (World premiere) 
  • Enemies Of The State, dir. Sonia Kennebeck
  • Eye Of The Storm, dir. Anthony Baxter (World premiere) 
  • Father, dir. Srdan Golubovic
  • Gagarine, dirs. Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
  • Handsome, dir. Luke White (World premiere) 
  • In The Shadows, dir. Erdem Tepegöz
  • Iorram (Boat Song), dir. Alastair Cole
  • Jumbo, dir. Zoé Wittock
  • Killing Escobar, dir. David Whitney
  • The Last Ones, dir. Veiko Õunpuu
  • Limbo, dir. Ben Sharrock
  • The Man Standing Next, dir. Min-ho Woo
  • The Mauritanian, dir. Kevin Macdonald
  • Mekong 2030, dir. Anysay Keola, Sai Naw Kham, Pham Ngoc Lan, Kulikar Sotho, Anocha Suwichakornpong
  • Minari, dir. Lee Isaac Chung (Opening film)
  • Murmur, dir. Heather Young
  • My Favourite War, dir. Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen
  • My Wonderful Wanda, dir. Bettina Oberli
  • The Old Ways, dir. Christopher Alender
  • Our Midnight, dir. Jung-eun Lim
  • Out Of This World, dir. Marc Fouchard
  • Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché, dirs. Celeste Bell, Paul Sng (World premiere) 
  • Poppy Field, dir. Eugen Jebeleanu
  • Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time, dir. Lili Horvát
  • Redemptions Of A Rogue, dir. Philip Doherty
  • Riders Of Justice, dir. Anders Thomas Jensen
  • Rosa’s Wedding, dir. Icíar Bollaín
  • Run Hide Fight, dir. Kyle Rankin
  • Shorta, dirs. Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid
  • Spring Blossom, dir. Suzanne Lindon (closing film)
  • Spring Tide, dir. Yang Lina
  • Steelers: The World’s First Gay Rugby Club, dir. Eammon Ashton-Atkinson
  • Surge, dir. Aneil Karia
  • Sweetheart, dir. Marley Morrison (World premiere)
  • The Swordsman, dir. Jae-Hoon Choi
  • There Is No Evil, dir. Mohammad Rasoulof
  • The Toll, dir. Ryan Andrew Hooper
  • Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland
  • Underdogs, dir. Chino Moya
  • Underplayed, dir. Stacey Lee
  • Vicious Fun, dir. Cody Calahan
  • Victim(s), dir. Layla Zhuqing
  • Voices Of Silence, dir. Eui-jeong Hong
  • Wildland, dir. Jeanette Nordahl
  • The Woman With Leopard Shoes, dir. Alexis Bruchon
  • Yer Old Faither, dir. Heather Croall