Glasgow Film Festival returns for its 10th year

Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights

The countdown has begun to the Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) - with organisers promising a mixture of the old and the new to celebrate the 10th year of the event.

Last year saw the most successful GFF ever, boasting 39,000 admissions to 368 events, and a sparkling array of guests including John C Reilly, Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Joss Whedon.

The 2014 event will not only be marking the festival’s 10th birthday, it will also mark the 75th anniversary of the GFT building which, when it opened as The Cosmo in 1939, was Scotland’s first purpose-built arts cinema.

It’s also 40 years since the renamed GFT opened its doors, making it a unique triple anniversary.

The full programme of films - screening between February 20 and March 2 - will be launched on January 22.But organisers have announced a few of the strands - including a focus on Chilean movies and more pop-up cinema after the success of a number of site-specific screenings last year.

There will also be showings of all the Best Picture Oscar nominees of 1939 - arguably Hollywood’s greatest year ever.

The classic films include ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Goodbye, Mr Chips’, ‘Mr Smith Goes to Washington’, and ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

GFF tickets will go on sale from Friday, January 24. However, a limited number of Early Bird Passes, priced at five films for £30, ten for £50 or twenty films for £90, are on sale until Sunday, January 5. More information at www.glasgowfilm.org