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Festival Testimonials


Since its inception, GSFF has developed a strong reputation for its imaginative curation, inclusive atmosphere, and the opportunities it creates for new and emerging filmmakers.
          - Jennifer Armitage, Lead Screen Officer, Screen Scotland

This was my most enjoyable festival experience - and I attend a lot. It feels so fresh and exciting, but with professional purpose too. Stunning work by all involved.
          - Industry Delegate

Scotland's coolest film festival.

          - The Skinny

A “fun fest with lots of art film programming and different voices,” GSFF boasts an “incredibly kind and welcoming staff with interesting and international programming.”

          - Panelist, MovieMaker Magazine, 25 Coolest Film Festival in the World, 2019


The support GSFF has given me personally, a working class filmmaker with no formal education or training, is absolutely unbelievable. I don't know if I would have kept making films if it wasn't for GSFF. It truly is one of my favourite times of year.
          - James Price, Concrete & Flowers, Chibbed, Dropping Off Michael, Boys Night

It showcases daring work, and brings new artists into the public arts sphere.

          - Harvey Gardner, SHED

I think GSFF very successfully support local and upcoming talent. They don't just put the spotlight on filmmakers that already have some support but also mine for those hidden gems that haven't had much if any exposure at all yet.

          - Filmmaker, Scottish Competition

I'd say it's the home of Scottish short film.

          - Filmmaker, Scottish Competition

I've screened films since 2012 at GSFF and the support they've given to my work over the years can't even be measured, but it's been incredibly significant. From making contacts that have led to work, to winning awards, to simply just providing reassuring support by having faith in me - GSFF has been invaluable.

          - Duncan CowlesJust Agree Then, Taking Stock, Isabella, Directed by Tweedie, Alexithymia

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