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Reclaim The Frame at Glasgow Film Festival!

We’re excited to be returning to Glasgow Film Festival as part of the industry programme, and for the first time to be bringing a delegation of filmmakers to GFF. 

Funded by ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund, and in partnership with the 20th Glasgow Film Festival, our now well-established continuing professional development programme involves taking eighteen talented writers, directors and producers from across the UK to Glasgow Film Festival in March. 

#ReclaimTheFrame activity at GFF will include: 

Monday 4 March


18:00 - THE TEACHER directed by Farah Nabulsi + Q&A

Inspired by true events, a grieving Palestinian schoolteacher struggles to reconcile his risky commitment to political resistance.

Followed by a post-screening Director discussion, moderated by our #ReclaimTheFrame Director Melanie Iredale

Tuesday 5 March

13:00 - ORIGIN directed by Ava DuVernay

A powerful biopic about Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson as she works on her hit book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent.

Special introduction by Melanie Iredale

15:15 - THE TEACHER directed by Farah Nabulsi

Special introduction by Melanie Iredale

Wednesday 6 March 

13:30 - Panel session: Reaching Audiences & Creating Impact

Join us and our delegation of Filmonomics filmmakers for panel discussion about building audiences and creating impact for your film. Bringing together marketing, publicity, and outreach professionals together, this session will explore different approaches to creating inclusive and impactful campaigns for your films at varying budget scales. 

Our Director Melanie Iredale and  Impact Producer for Scotland Sandra Kinahan will be joined by Tejinder Jouhal, Director of Marketing & Distribution at Hanway Films; Ged Fitzsimmons, Founder & CEO of Cosmic Cat; and a member of the Glasgow Film Festival Press team.

Open to Glasgow Film Festival pass holders and filmmakers of marginalised genders. Register via Glasgow Film Festival.

17:30 - Networking Drinks

Join us and our friends at Film Hub Scotland for Glasgow Film Festival’s Happy Hour on Wednesday, to find out more about #ReclaimTheFrame in Glasgow and to raise a glass to our newly graduated Filmonomics cohort. Open to all GFF delegates. 


We’re pleased to announce our lineup of speakers for our Filmonomics activity at GFF, including representatives of British Council, Hanway Films and more. 

In Glasgow from 5 -7 March, some of our speakers.

L-R Top Row:  Allison Gardner -  CEO at Glasgow Film / Catherine Bray - Journalist, commissioner, producer, writer and director / Corinne Orton - Creative Producer and Transformative Coach / Ged Fitzsimmons - Impact producer and founder director of impact distributor, Cosmic Cat Films. 

L-R Bottom Row:  Paul Sng - Filmmaker / Rafa Sales Ross - Film journalist and programmer/  Sandra Kinahan - Freelance film promoter, writer, and editor / Tejinder Jouhal - Director of Marketing & Distribution at Hanway Films.

Please meet our delegation! 

Amit Kaur (She/her) Writer/Director 

Amy Coop (She/her) Writer/Director

Carina Haouchine (She/her) Director 

Carys Lewis (She/her) Writer/Director

Em J. Gilbertson (They/he) Writer/Director 

Dr. Isa Rao (She/her) Director

Jessica Bishopp (She/her) Director 

Juliana Kasumu (She/her) Director 

Kelly Holmes (She/they) Writer/Director 

Laura McBride (She/her) Producer

Lotus Hannon (She/her) Writer/Director 

Maja Bodenstein (She/her) Writer

Natalie Hewit (She/her) Director/Producer 

Noemie Nakai (She/her) Writer/Director 

Sarudzayi Marufu  (She/her) Producer 

Solene Guichard (She/her) Writer/Director 

Seemab Gul (She/her) Writer/Director/Producer 

Tracy Spottiswoode (She/her) Writer/Director

Also attending Glasgow Film Festival will be our director Melanie Iredale (she/her), and Training Manager, Simone Glover (She/her)


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