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Bath Film Festival and The Passion of Joan of Arc

This year’s Bath Film Festival will run from 28 November 8 December 2013 and will be a celebration of great cinema, with screenings and events taking place across the city.

Bath Film Festival is in its 23rd consecutive year and is one of the most successful film festival in the South West.

Each November we screen an eclectic mix of specialist films, features, documentaries, shorts, previews and retrospective films.

Full line-up to be announced in October.

The Passion of Joan of Arc with live score
The Passion of Joan of Arc is a masterpiece produced by Carl Dreyer in 1924.

Many silent films are accompanied by a form of classical/cinema music, which is respectful and ever so slightly bland. The score composed by Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and Adrian Utley (Portishead) is neither of those things. It is an aural experiment, using sounds and instruments as a form of intensive assault, much as the film uses tightly focused close ups to make the maximum impact. They will perform live accompanied by a 22 pieces-band orchestra.
They will be conducted by Charles Hazelwood, of BBC Proms fame. Will and Adrian are famous for music that fits somewhere in the rock and/or pop genre, but their deeper musical interests are in more experimental music, which is what this film allows them to explore. The fact that a conductor of the stature of Charles Hazlewood has chosen to conduct the piece is a sign of how unusual and challenging the music is. Prepare to have your eyes, ears and mind expanded and transformed.
Last but not least: The Passion of Joan of Arc will be screened, accompanied by this wonderful score, in the magnificent Bath Abbey. Click on ”Buy Tickets Now”


Thank you so much for your comprehension and your interest in our Festival! Don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.

Best wishes,
Pascale Tugaye
01225 463 458

Glasgow Film Learning – Autumn Film Screenings

Welcome back!


Dear teachers,

Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a refreshing break and that you were able to make the best of the fantastic weather.

At Glasgow Film Theatre we are building a third cinema screen which will offer schools even greater opportunities to engage with our educational work. I hope you will come and enjoy the new cinema once it is ready, from November.

In November, we will be participating in the nationwide National Youth Film Festival which offers free film events for primary andsecondary school pupils. Details on this will follow shortly.

In October we have two events for schools. The Legend of Sarila is Canada’s first 3D animated feature and children will enjoy learning bout Inuit customs and culture as well as life in the Arctic in an accessible story format.

For the first time we are offering schools a chance to attend a screening of the National Theatre’s production of Othello, the classic Shakespeare tragedy. NT Live resources accompany this screening.

 We hope to see you back at GFT soon!

 Emily Munro

Glasgow Film Learning

Take One Action:

Legend of Sarila 3D

Thursday 10 October, 10.15am – 11.45am

Glasgow Film Theatre, Cinema 1

Recommended for Primary 4-7, N/C 7+

[ Health and wellbeing / Religious and moral education / Sciences ]

Life can be difficult on the Arctic tundra where food is scarce. When all the animals mysteriously disappear, young Markussi sees that action is required. Ignoring the spirit master, Markussi sets out with his friends in search of the legendary land of Sarila. Can they restore the natural balance of the environment and save their people? Canada’s first 3D animated feature. Introduced by Take One Action.

Please note this screening is in 3D.

FREE for ALL schools

N/C 7 + means that no one under the age of seven will be admitted.

Friday 11 October, 10.00am – 1.15pm

Glasgow Film Theatre, Cinema 1

Recommended for Secondary 1-6, Cert: PG

[ Literacy / Drama ]

 The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s play about the destructive power of jealousy.

Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (BBC One’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier winner Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

 Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

 Perfect viewing for all Standard Grade and Higher English pupils.

 Please note this is a recorded encore screening that will last approximately 3 hours.

 £4.50 per pupil for all schools.

 Accompanying teachers go free.


FILTA – Film in Language Teaching Association

FILTA has invited you to the event ‘FREE Languages Café – CPD Event’ on FILTA!
Time: February 16, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University
Organized By:Yasmin Hussain/Sue Nolan

Event Description:
We have a FREE Languages Café CPD event for teachers on Saturday 16thFebruary, 10.00-15.00. 
The CPD event is for both people new to creating online learning materials and for more experienced developers. It will involve consideration of what makes effective online learning materials, and will introduce an easy-to-use, free tool for creating your own online learning activities, the LOC tool (Learning Object Creator).
This tool was designed by teachers, for teachersand has built-in advice and guidance. The tool is used by teachers of differentlanguages, and other subjects, across the UK. The workshop will includediscussion about good teaching practice with technology, and hands-on practiceusing the LOC tool to create a learning activity. At the close of the session,participants will be shown how to publish their work on the web through the LOCwebsite or through a website called ‘The LanguageBox.’
To book a place, please email

Scala Youth Film Festival 2013

The Scala Youth Film Festival is open to all 11-16 year olds. Create a short film/s (less than 5mins long) based on the categories listed below…

Best Film,
Welsh Language Film,
Foreign Language Film
Community Film
The Festival and Competition screenings will take place on Friday 22nd of March 2013. The closing date for film entries is 22 Feb 2013.

For further information please

Glasgow Film Festival

The ninth edition of Glasgow Film Festival begins on Valentine’s Day and runs until Academy Award night on 24 February. Glasgow Film Festival’s growing popularity is anchored in the programme’s wide range of individual strands that target specific areas of interest, bringing together themed screenings, special guests and an outstanding range of citywide tie-in events to reach a huge spectrum of audiences. For 2013, the Festival offers three new strands: James Cagney: Top of the World, Ma! is a retrospective of one of Hollywood’s original tough guys; Buena Onda: New Brazilian Cinema is a celebration of exciting new voices and award-winning achievements in Brazilian cinema; while Game Cats Go Miaow! is curated by Robert Florence and celebrates Scotland’s passion for gaming. Our annual favourites include Glasgow Youth Film Festival (3 – 13 February); Glasgow Short Film Festival (7 – 10 February); Great Scots; Crossing the Line, our experimental visual art strand; Fashion in Film; Glasgow Music & Film Festival, and FrightFest.

Join us for a magical month of movies, guests and premieres!

Tickets go on sale on 17 January 2013.


To find out more about visiting Glasgow:

‘INSET: Using Film in the Classroom to Teach Languages (English, French, Mandarin and Spanish)’

Carmen Herrero will provide a brief overview on the benefits of using film in the language classroom. Practical breakout sessions will enable teachers to conduct a scene analysis from a film in the specialist language. In addition, teachers will be encouraged to design workable activities for their own teaching context.
Tutors: English (EFL) (Jessica Frye),  French (Dr Isabelle Vanderschelden), Mandarin (Yanmei Wu)  and Spanish (Dr Carmen Herrero) (Department of Languages, Manchester Metropolitan University)
Fee: £50 (30 students) for the day inc. lunch and refreshments.
For further inquiries regarding the event or to book your place, please contact Sue Nolan ( or phone 0161 2476290
Please forward the atth. with information on the event to other colleagues who can be interested in attending the session.

GFT School Events – UK Green Film Festival and Refugee Week 2012

GFT School Events – UK Green Film Festival and Refugee Week 2012

UK Green Film Festival:
One Life
Thursday 17 May 10.00pm – 11.45am
Glasgow Film Theatre
Recommended for Primary 3+, Cert: U [Expressive Arts / Literacy / Sciences]
One Life is a celebration of the most brilliant and imaginative stories of survival from the natural world.
A major feature length production from BBC Earth Films, One Life has been created from 10,000 hours of incredible, intimate footage of amazing creatures that are in turn heroic, strange, loveable, beautiful and surprisingly funny. One Life is voiced by Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Cowboys and Aliens) and offers an accessible narrative that children will love.
Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA) will introduce the film with a short presentation on the unusual creatures they’ve come across and how they protect animals in Scotland.
FREE to Glasgow Local Authority Schools. £3 per pupil all other schools, accompanying teachers go free.



GFT School Events – UK Green Film Festival and Refugee Week 2012

GFT School Events – UK Green Film Festival and Refugee Week 2012

Refugee Week 2012:
District 9
Tuesday 19 June 10.15am – 12.15pm,
Glasgow Film Theatre
Recommended for Secondary 4 – 6, Cert: 15
[Expressive Arts / Global Citizenship]
Set in South Africa, District 9 begins as a mock documentary about the imminent eviction of extraterrestrials from a shantytown called District 9. The creatures, nicknamed ‘prawns’, have been on Earth for years, having arrived sickly and starving. Initially received by humans with compassion and care, the aliens are now mired in terrible conditions typical of long-term refugee camps, unwanted by a hostile host society.
The alien refugees soon discover a kindred spirit in Wikus, a government agent who is accidentally exposed to their biotechnology and starts to mutate into a ‘prawn.’ Wikus must find a cure for his transformation as well as helping the refugee aliens return home.
A thrilling and thought-provoking sci-fi take on the plight of refugees across the world.
Introduced by Scottish Refugee Council.


Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in June. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe.

Doc/Fest is the only place in the world where you will meet sectors of the whole of the British documentary industry under one roof. Each year, the industry conference attracts the leading names of British documentary makers and executives in British television. The delegate list of over 2000 includes documentary and factual producers, directors, buyers, commissioners and distributors. It is the perfect place to launch your latest documentary, pitch new ideas, meet future co-production partners and get insider tips from some of the world’s best documentary makers. It is a relaxed and friendly place to hold meetings with producers, commissioners and distributors, learn about the latest trends in production and discover new innovations and emerging talent.

For more information visit