Full Programme Announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2024 - Industry Focus

The full programme has been announced for Glasgow Film Festival’s annual Industry Focus, running from 3 to 7 March 2024. The five day event brings together Film and TV professionals from the UK, Europe and worldwide for a packed programme of panel discussions, workshops, screenings and networking, with a focus on female-identifying talent across all aspects of the industry. 

GFF Industry Focus highlights a range of topics geared towards all levels and sectors of the industry - from individuals seeking pathways into the industry, to established professionals - with a programme that provides a platform for professional development and a meeting place to help connect creatives with business delegates.

The industry programme will conclude on 7 March when the festival team and Industry Advisory Board will launch their 10-Year Vision for Glasgow Film Festival’s Industry Focus. They will lay out their ambitious plans for talent development and the future of the industry programme. 

15-25 year olds interested in a career in film can also look forward to BFI Film Academy: Behind the Scenes, a group of industry events co-curated by the GFF Young Ambassadors designed specifically for young people. 

Highlights across the six days include celebrated Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald discussing filmmaking, an event open to both delegates and the public; NextGen, a celebration of new wave British filmmaking with Lucy Cohen, Adura Onashile and Charlotte Regan; an Animatic Live Pitch to Netflix and Aardman; and a BBC Scotland Comedy Showcase hosted by Paul Black

The GFF After Hours line-up has also been announced. GFF have introduced a curated programme of evening events at The Glee Club for festival goers and delegates to relax, chat about films and enjoy the festival out with GFT. 

Allison Gardner, CEO of Glasgow Film and Director of GFF, said: “The Industry Focus at Glasgow Film Festival is an essential focus point for the screen sector in Scotland and provides key opportunities for film professionals across Scotland, the UK and further afield to connect, network and share ideas. The expanded programme will create a hub of industry focused activity at the festival. This year we will also launch our ambitious Industry Focus 10-Year Vision, which has been developed with our Industry Advisory Board and we are excited to share our plans with the screen industry.” 

Isabel Davis, Executive Director of Screen Scotland, said: “Glasgow Film Festival’s industry programme is a vital moment for Scotland’s screen sector to come together, to exchange ideas, make new connections and get updated on industry developments. The programme’s expansion offers a host of new and innovative events for Scotland’s thriving talent pool. We will be looking forward to seeing new creative relationships and projects come through as a result.” 

Glasgow Film Festival’s Industry programme was launched in 2016, in response to the number of filmmaking professionals attending the festival. Since then, GFF has grown to become the leading gathering for people working in the Scottish Film & TV industry at every stage in their career, from students to established professionals. 

Industry Focus passes are on sale now until Wednesday 14 February at £130 / £110 concession. To purchased passes visit the Glasgow Film Festival website.


More information

GFF is one of the leading film festivals in the UK and is run by Glasgow Film, a charity which also runs Glasgow Film Theatre. Glasgow Film Festival is made possible by support from Screen Scotland, the BFI Audience Projects Fund, awarding National Lottery funding, and Glasgow Life. ScreenSkills is also a proud partner of Industry Focus at GFF.


Information on GFF’s major funders 

Screen Scotland  

Screen Scotland drives development of all aspects of Scotland’s film and TV industry, through funding and strategic support. Screen Scotland is part of Creative Scotland and delivers these services and support with funding from Scottish Government and The National Lottery. Find out more on the Screen Scotland website and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  


The BFI National Lottery Audience Projects Fund    

The BFI Audience Projects Fund will invest £15m of National Lottery funding over three years to support ambitious, audience-facing activity of national scale that celebrates and showcases independent UK and international film and XR work. It will support projects that seek to expand access and encourage greater enjoyment of cinema by connecting audiences that are representative of the UK population with great films - in venues, at events and online. 


Glasgow Life  

Glasgow Life is a charity working for the benefit of the people of Glasgow. We believe everyone deserves a great Glasgow life and we find innovative ways to make this happen across the city’s diverse communities.   

Our programmes, experiences and events range from grassroots community activities to large-scale cultural, artistic and sporting events which present Glasgow on an international stage. Our work is designed to promote inclusion, happiness and health, as well as support the city’s visitor economy, in order to enhance Glasgow’s mental, physical and economic wellbeing. 



ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries - film, television (including children's, unscripted and high-end), VFX, animation and games. 
We are supporting future innovation and growth across the whole of the UK by investing in the skilled and inclusive workforce who are critical to the global success of the screen sector.