Media Release: Glenrothes hosts first-ever film festival

THE inaugural Glenrothes Film Festival, G::2010, will be held in Rothes Halls on Saturday, 9 October.

Begins a spokesperson: “The first of its kind in the town it will act as a platform for Glenrothes Community Cinema and is a key part of Fife’s year of Culture.

“Organised by The Gazette, Glenrothes Community Cinema and Celebrating Fife 2010, the festival programme will include new release screenings, short film competition, workshops, presentations and special guests from the professional film world.

“Designed to be family-friendly all the films shown will have a BBFC 12A or lower classification, allowing film fans of all ages to attend the festival.

“The short film competition features submissions from amateurs, students and professionals of all ages and as many entries as possible will be screened throughout the day.”

Councillor Brian Goodall, strategic chair of Fife Council’s Housing & Communities Committee commented: “Funding from Celebrating Fife 2010 acknowledges and supports the festival as a key event in this special Year of Culture. G::2010 reflects Fife’s cultural personality and underlines the importance of a major event to the community.

“The festival highlights the unique visitor experience which Fife offers all year round and Glenrothes is to be applauded for its vision in organising this inaugural film festival.

“I wish it every success and hope it becomes an annual event in Fife’s calendar cementing the Kingdom as a great place to live and visit.”

Pete Rabjohns, committee member and representative of the British Federation of Film Societies, has high hopes for the festival: “It provides the perfect occasion for bringing the community together, and the short film competition offers an excellent opportunity to get involved and learn new skills. As well as mainstream films we will also show as many of the competition entries as possible in order to showcase the talent which exists on our doorstep.”

A number of well-known personalities have given their support to the festival – including Hollywood actor and local lad, Dougray Scott – who spoke to Peter Marshall from the British Federation of Film Societies. This interview will be shown to audiences during the festival.

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