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BFI BLACK STAR celebrates black actors in Scottish programme of events

The UK’s biggest ever season of films and television dedicated to celebrating black actors, the BFI’s (British Film Institute) BLACK STAR season, will bring films and events to venues across Scotland throughout the autumn.

What’s On Scotland 3-10 Nov: Fireworks Night, The Skinny, 3 November 2016

Scotland goes to Nollywood, Sunday Herald, 30 October 2016

BFI Black Star Film Season, The Edinburgh Reporter, 29 October 2016

Sci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

From Orkney right down to the Isle of Whithorn, Scotland has embraced the BFI’s new film and television season, Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, presented together with O2. This three-month celebration of all things weird and wonderful will run from October to December 2014 with screenings taking place across the country.

Working with Film Hub Scotland, an organisation funded by the BFI to develop film audiences, 16 venues are taking part in the season. Over 40 screenings have already been announced, with events featuring special guests, much-loved sci-fi classics and a handpicked selection of rare gems. From favourites like Alien and Ghostbusters to African sci-fi and a strand dedicated to women in the genre, there is something for all tastes in this hugely diverse programme.

Sci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, Glasgow West End, 23 Nov 2014

Tomorrow’s Generator Project is A Trip to the Moon STV Dundee, 24 November 2014

Teknowomen Festival: Superwomen Assemble!, Scotcampus, 21 November 2014

Woman in the Moon, Daily Record, 17 November 2014

29 Things to do in Glasgow this week, Time Out Glasgow, 17 November 2014

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To See Oursels

To See Oursels is a touring season of films featuring a director’s cut of Scottish history, culture and identity. Combining a range of classic Scottish films and rarely screened TV dramas, expert introductions and panel discussions, the season shines a spotlight on Scottish identity – from the heroic to the gritty – and on how Scotland has understood itself on screen over the last four decades.

Janice Forsyth interviews John Byrne and Jonny Murray, BBC Radio Scotland, 28 Aug 2014

Moving documentary charting Scots through the ages gets Aberdeen debut, The Press and Journal, 27 Aug 2014

Scotland Film Event Highlights – August 2014, The Skinny, August 2014

Tuesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today, The Edinburgh Reporter, 19 August 2014

Teenage Kicks, To See Oursels: this week’s new film events, The Guardian, 02 Aug 2014

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