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We partner BBC ARTS on Art Screen

Salma - subject of Kim Longinotto's feature doc - joins us at Art Screen

April 2014 | Glasgow

We’re delighted to be working with BBC ARTS on Art Screen, an exciting new festival dedicated to the arts documentary which runs for 4 days from Thursday 10 April at venues in Glasgow.

A national partnership created by the BBC, Art Screen is a brand new Festival bringing audiences, artists and filmmakers from across the world to join in a celebration of films which both capture the creative process and are works of art in themselves. The Festival is being delivered in collaboration with ourselves, Glasgow International, frieze, LUX, Glasgow Film, CCA and BFI, and supported by Creative Scotland. Taking place as part of the Glasgow International Festival, Art Screen will showcase some of the world’s best arts documentary films and include highlights from the BBC archive in two of Glasgow’s renowned art spaces, the Glasgow Film Theatre and Centre for Contemporary Arts from 10-13 April 2014.

The diverse four-day programme includes screenings of documentaries on art forms including visual arts, architecture, music and photography alongside accompanying events and discussions. Kirsty Wark, Paul Morley, Tim Marlow, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Francine Stock and Alastair Sooke will chair interviews and participate in panel discussions offering conversational sessions across the four day festival. Art Screen will also include Arts in the Archive, a strand dedicated to the many hours of extraordinary arts footage in the BBC’s own archive, screening at the CCA and providing access to many hours of rarely seen footage from throughout the BBC’s history.

We've worked with BBC ARTS to curate the programme and are delighted to be supporting the attendance of Indian poet, Salma, to attend a special screening of Kim Longinotto's award-winning film, also called Salma, about her life.  We're also delighted to be involved in a special presentation of The Big Melt, the brilliant tribute to Britain’s steel industry compiled from a treasure trove of original BFI and British Council archive footage with a phenomenal new score by Jarvis Cocker which was recorded live in Sheffield in 2013.

You can find out more about the Festival here

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