There is no doubt the Glasgow Film Festival is a major player on the festival scene and the recent launch of this year’s programme only proves this.

The 15th annual festival kicks off on February 20th and will be the platform for the UK premiere of a number of films including Fighting With My Family, The Vanishing and Emilio Estevez’s The Public.

Those attending the festival include director of Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham, and Sir Michael Palin for the UK premiere of Final Ascent.

There will also be a special live Empire podcast where Palin will discuss his legendary career.

A diverse programme sees this year’s Country Focus shining a light on Belgian cinema including Lukas Dhont’s extraordinary, award-winning Girl. From this strand, Alone at My Wedding is shortlisted to compete in the Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award.

In line with the tradition of special events, there will be a screening of The Blair Witch Project at a secret location as well as The Matrix showing at Argyle Street Arches.

For more information on the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival programme please click here