Monday, 26 January 2015

Call for Volunteers- Treasurer & Secretary

Southside Film is looking for new volunteers in the key roles of Treasurer & Secretary 

Southside Film is dedicated to bringing film back to Southside Glasgow, an area with no local cinema and, until Southside Film started in May 2011, no regular film screenings or events.

We plan to run the film festival in October 2015 and to continue to provide screenings and film events throughout 2015. We are looking for new volunteers to fill the key roles of Secretary and Treasurer.  Are you interested in joining us?

Role description: Treasurer

Managing the box office at screenings/events which includes:
- ordering and collecting printed tickets or creating ticket info for online sales prior to screenings; 
- organising floats for screenings/events and managing box office sales at screenings/events;
- banking cash after screenings
- submitting box office figures to distributors.

Coordinating, checking and processing volunteer expense claims.

Monitoring the bank account and acting as signature on the bank account.

Responsible for paying invoices on time and liasing with film distributors and filmmakers re payments.

Reporting on finances at Southside Film monthly meetings including producing an income/ ticket reconciliation per screening and producing an annual financial report.

Produce final company accounts and submit to HMRC annually.

Have a shared responsibility with the company directors for ensuring that CIC paperwork is filed and  for the payment of annual company fees and taxes.

Optional company director role.

Role description: Secretary

Organising, preparing agendas for meetings and taking minutes at monthly meetings.

Keeping a true and accurate record of these minutes and circulating the minutes to everyone involved.

Assist with all Southside Film correspondence including email, press and online correspondence.

Overseeing the updating and maintenance of various social media channels and the Southside Film website.

Coordinate the e-newsletter communication - promote, collect and administrate the monthly Mail Chimp e-newsletter to those signed up to the Southside Film mailing list.

Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of flyers and posters for Southside Film year round 

Manage the administration of Southside Filmmakers Award entries and award at annual film festival.

Coordinate the evaluation and monitoring of screenings and/or events including producing, distributing and collecting monitoring and evaluation forms and then collating this info into event and annual reports.

Help to source and organise film prints and licenses and liaise with film distributors and filmmakers.

Coordinate the booking of screening venues and liaise with venue contacts.

Volunteering at screenings and/or events.

Have a shared responsibility with company directors for ensuring CIC paperwork is filed and overseeing other company related correspondence.

Optional company director role.

We expect that the Treasurer and Secretary will have to commit approximately half a day a month to Southside Film activity, to attend monthly two hour meetings in the Southside and to attend screenings and events during the film festival in October 2015 and throughout the year when possible.

Southside Film is volunteer run and operates as a community interest company, investing any profits back into the organisation to provide future free or affordable film screenings, events, workshops and other opportunities.

These roles are voluntary but as per the festival’s Volunteer Policy, expenses will be covered.

Find out more about Southside Film here:

Please apply by sending your CV and/or web link to Karen O'Hare at along with a statement explaining what you bring to the festival and why you want to support Southside Film.

Deadline is 5pm, 17 February, 2015.

Monday, 5 January 2015

First 2015 screenings announced

Happy New Year everyone! 

We have a special sci fi screening on Tues 20th Jan of Death Watch shot in Glasgow in 1979 and starring Harvey Kietel and featuring Southsider Robbie Coltrane in his first film role. Part of BFI Sci-FI, together with O2  Thanks to Film Hub Scotland for their support of this screening. 

In February we team up with Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) to screen Hit So Hard a documentary about Patty Schemel, celebrated drummer in the band Hole, part of LGBT History Month

In March we continue the music theme with The Possibilities are Endless, the beautiful film about Edwin Collins' recovery but also about the power of music and love. 

In April at The Glad Cafe in the run up to Record Store day we are screening Sound it Out, a documentary about the last remaining record store in Teeside. 

We also have special late night screenings in The Steamie at Govanhill Baths for Glasgow Comedy Festival. Don't miss cult comedy classic Withnail & I the hilarious mockumentary Best in Show, cutting satire of In the Loop and The Bill Hicks Story about a seriously funny comedian taken too soon from this world.

Advance online ticket sales for all screenings available from

Friday, 29 August 2014

Autumn Film Club screenings

Southside Film Festival Film Club is returning with an exciting autumn season of music films in The Glad Cafe and two very special screenings for Halloween in Pollok House and Pollokshaws Burgh Hall.  

Glad Cafe screenings
On Tuesday 9 September we start the season with The Punk Singer, the 2013 documentary about Kathleen Hanna, who rose to international attention as the voice of the riot grrrl movement and was lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons of the era and this film tells us her story through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews. This screening will be followed by live music from local punk bank SHARPTOOTH.
On Tuesday 14 October there is a chance to see Pulp: a Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets, a documentary about the enduring career of Sheffield’s finest musical export, Pulp, who found fame on the world stage in the 1990's with anthems including 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'. Directed by Florian Habicht, the band shares their thoughts on just about everything and gives a stunning performance exclusive to the film.
On Tuesday 4 November The Glad Cafe hosts a screening of We Are the Best! Directed by Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson, We Are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band – despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
Finishing The Glad Cafe music season on Tuesday 9 December is a film that needs no introduction: This is Spinal Tap. Rob Reiner’s cult mockumentary about the British heavy metal band is interspersed with powerful performances of Tap's mesmerising music and profound lyrics, as the film candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis. We will endeavour to turn the sound right up to 11!

Halloween screenings
On Friday 31 October there will be a screening of Don’t Look Now, Nicolas Roeg’s innovative, perception altering modern classic - preceded by a two course Italian-themed dinner with a glass of prosecco. This unique cinema and culinary experience will be held in the decadent surroundings of Pollok House, one of Scotland’s grandest Edwardian country homes. Sample a taste of Italy in the award winning Edwardian Kitchen restaurant and enjoy a pre-film drink in the scholarly surroundings of the Pavilion Library overlooking the gardens of the house, before being led through to the Maxwell family Dining Room for the screening of Don’t Look Now.  Advance booking is essential for this event and is strictly adults only. Full menu online soon. Email any dietary requirements to 

Following that on Sunday 2 November, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall hosts a screening of The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, the 1927 silent thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With its trick shots, menace and the quivering stare of Ivor Novello, this silent classic ishelped shape the modern-day thriller genre. Accompanied by live music on the mighty Wurlitzer Cinema Organ. 

Buy tickets online for all screenings at Brown Paper Tickets 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Do you want to join Southside Film Festival?

Southside Film Festival was founded in 2011 as a response to the lack of local cinema on the Southside. In 2014, there are plans for a local cinema in Shawlands and a multiplex at Silverburn so the film festival thinks this is a good time to refocus the aims and objectives of the festival. 

We are establishing an Advisory Board to help steer the next stage of Southside Film Festival’s development and want to hear from anyone that is interested in joining us at this exciting time. 
We are particularly are interested in hearing from filmmakers, writers, musicians, artists and other creative practitioners based in the Southside of Glasgow who have a passion for cinema going and film in all its forms. 

We are also keen to hear from those with experience in community arts development /fundraising, audience development, journalism and business. 

However, do also please get in touch if you just love the Southside and want to support a positive cultural initiative in your community or love film and filmmaking.   
We expect that we will have Quarterly Advisory Board Meetings and that board members will be asked to contribute ideas and expertise as appropriate. 

The Board positions are voluntary but, as per the festival’s Volunteer Policy, expenses will be covered.  

NB We are also looking for New Volunteers-Treasurer & Secretary-find out more here

Southside Film Festival is a volunteer run film festival, film club and film event producer which operates as Community Interest Company (SC418100).  

Find out more about Southside Film Festival here:

Please apply by sending your CV and web link (if applicable) to along with a statement explaining  what you bring to the Advisory Board and why you want to support Southside Film Festival. 

Deadline is midnight 31st August, 2014. 

If you have any questions please email Karen O’Hare on 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

June 2014 Screenings in The Glad Cafe

We have a busy June ahead-check out our upcoming screenings in The Glad Cafe

Wed 4 June
Bullhead/ Rundskop (124mins, Cert 15, 2012
8pm (doors 7.30pm)
£6/£5 conc -on the door only, no advance sales  

A steroid-fueled cattle farmer finds that his decision to do business with the Belgian cattle-hormone mafia could have potentially deadly consequences in this brooding Belgian crime drama that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Flemish actor Matthias Schoenaerts spent two years transforming his slender body into a bulky and brooding figure which Variety called " a career defining, powerfully physical lead performance. " 
Also starring Matthias Schoenaerts from Rust and Bone
Michael R. Roskam’s debut feature Bullhead is a harrowing tale of revenge, redemption and fate. Watch the trailer

Indiewire: "stunning in its originality"

The Guardian describes Bullhead as 'rustic noir' & 'Belgian gangster gothic'

The film will be preceded by a short film called 'Lekker' directed by Sam Batnik about the Dutch language.

Thurs 5 June -re scheduled Cinemap screening
Southsider shorts (N/C contains some adult content, approx 60mins)
8pm (doors 7.30pm)

Join us for the re-scheduled Cinemap screening of a diverse range of short films made by Southside filmmakers.

Expect superheroes, local heroes, music fans, pets, strained family relationships and experimental shorts. Q&A with Southside filmmakers following the screening (TBC). 

Full film info here:

Tues 17 June 
Refugee Week Scotland: 
Migration Stories-short films from Scotland, Brazil & Spain
8pm (doors 7.30pm)
£6/£5 conc/free to asylum seekers and refugees -on the door only, no advance sales

Southside Film Festival & Document International Human Rights Film Festival present three shorts that explore what life is like for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland, Brazil and Spain.

  •  Bird Man of Red Roa(Chris Leslie, 2013, Scotland, 6 mins)
Chris Leslie will be in attendance for a post film Q &A
  •  Diarios de Frontera (Irene Gutierrez Tores, 2013, Spain, 25mins)
  • Open Arms Closed Doors (Fernada Polacow & Johana Borges, 2013, Brazil, 25mins)