A preview of the festival’s first outing in Edinburgh

Begun in 2008, in the stuffy basement gallery of a Glasgow coffee shop, the Bootleg Film Festival has consistently grown with each annual outing. This year, Founder and Director Tom Wilton has teamed up with Write, Shoot, Cut’s Neil Rolland to bring the festival of features and shorts to Edinburgh’s Banshee Labyrinth. The festival itself runs from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th of March and consists of 66 feature length and short films made by filmmakers from all over the globe with free entry to every event. Highlights include the UK premiere of the Norwegian A Short film on Conformity and the world premieres of the Australian short Backpackers and the UK feature Kenneth. Many of the directors and writers have previously won awards including Brett Harvey’s Weekend Retreat, which won best Writer/Director at the London Independent Film Festival. In addition to the films, there will also be a panel lead talk about filmmaking, a Q&A with director of Strings Rob Savage and live music in the evenings. It may only run for three days but the Bootleg Film Festival is sure to have something to whet your cinematic appetite.

For a link to the full programme click here.

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