Festival Newsletter: Week 1


The Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival started a week ago and has received a warm welcome from its audience. As Glasgow is preparing for the opening of the Commonwealth Games tonight, we would like to give a short recap of the festival so far.

Last Thursday the CFTF opened with Rob Brown’s Sixteen at the Andrew Stewart Cinema of the Gilmorehill Centre. The screening was followed by a Q&A and a wine reception where the director shared with the audience the experience of creating his debut film.


NISI MASA Workshop – Editorial Meetings

On Friday, July 18th the CFTF’s film and theatre journalism workshop in collaboration with our media partner NISI MASA brought together four multitalented writers who are progressively working and meeting for editorial sessions every day. So far two of the five scheduled Nisimazine newsletters are published and can be read here:

Newsletter #1: http://issuu.com/emiliep/docs/nisimazine_cftf_1/0

Newsletter #2: http://issuu.com/emiliep/docs/nisimazine_2/0

During the weekend, with the precious help of the Woodlands Community Garden, the Commonwealth Film & Theatre Festival brought its audience closer to nature with a family walk at the Kelvingrove park on Saturday and through the enchanting sounds of the Scottish Kirtan with a special guest singer from India, who performed on Sunday afternoon in the Garden.

Scottish Kirtan - Woodlands Community Garden Performance

Scottish Kirtan – Woodlands Community Garden Performance

The CFTF continues today and tomorrow with theatre performances and a panel discussion on housing in Glasgow, taking part tomorrow evening at 19.30 at the Andrew Stewart Cinema with expert guest speakers and short films from the Scottish Screen Archive and local filmmakers. The screenings will continue every night till Sunday evening at the Gilmorehill Centre.