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Vertical Cinema launches Glasgow Short Film Festival

Vertical Cinema launches Glasgow Short Film Festival

Cinema turned on it's head was a spectacle that left viewers spinning.

It's onward and upwards for the Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF) following last night's (March 11) launch.

The festival kicked off in serious style with the Vertical Cinema, which proved to be a captivating audio-visual cinema experience for all.

The opening night of the GSFF programme saw a series of ten commissioned large-scale works projected throughout the Briggait.

This wasn't your average cinema session though, with each of the short abstract films projected in 35mm onto a giant monothlithic screen in vertical cinemascope.

  (© Eoin Carey)
via STV via STV

The Vertical Cinema offered a mix of abstract cinema, experiments, footage remixes and live laser displays from internationally renowned filmmakers.

And though the outdoor event was typically nippy for Glasgow, cinema goers were treated to coffee-infused Weiss Cafe Noire from Stewart Brewing to keep the chill away and merriment alive.

Tipping over into a futuristic vibe, the epic and dramatic showing was a perfect example of the futuristic art form of modern cinema.

Festival Director Matt Lloyd said: "We were delighted that the opening event was a sell-out and the biggest event we've ever hosted at GSFF.

"The Briggait was a spectacular venue to host Vertical Cinema.

"Coming up throughout the Festival we will screen over 200 films from the best Scottish and international talent, including six world premieres.

"We look forward to welcoming more audiences to the Festival".

  (© Eoin Carey)
via STV via STV

The full GFF programme can be found here and will run from March 11 - 15.

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