The HGFF team in full Cuban regalia Today witnesses the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara, a prime architect of the Cuban Revolution. It’s also one month until … Continue reading The Havana-Glasgow Connection
Hugo Rivalta is co-director of the Havana Glasgow Film Festival, alongside Eirene Houston. Hugo is a Havana-based screenwriter and actor, who has also published the book Los días. Every year … Continue reading Our Man in Havana
The opening film of this year’s Havana Glasgow Film Festival is Esteban, a moving new film about a ten year old boy’s discovery of his talent for music, and quest … Continue reading Send a Piana to Havana
Original Copy is an emerging art collective based in Glasgow, Dundee and Lewis, who have made our HGFF17 Official Merchandise. They have come up with a playful juxtaposition of an … Continue reading Radical Chic
Glasgow and Havana share many interests in common, chief among them a passion for music. Both cities are thriving epicentres for their national music scenes, which have produced music of … Continue reading House Music All Night Long
Due to phenomenal demand, Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues will be dusting off their feather boas and sharpening their eyeliner pencils as they channel the spirit of Suzi Quatro and Comandante … Continue reading Cultural Marxists in Mascara
Click here to get tickets! Excited about this year’s Havana Glasgow Film Festival? So are we – and we’re having a party to celebrate our programme launch! On Sep 28, … Continue reading Havana Glasgow Film Festival Programme Launch
The eldest daughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara, Aleida Guevara March, will travel to Glasgow in early November, as part of a UK speaking tour to mark the 50th … Continue reading Che Guevara's Daughter at HGFF
The Havana Glasgow Film Festival exists to showcase the best of Cuban cinema and culture in Scotland, highlighting the thriving artistic talent, history of solidarity – and perhaps unexpected similarities … Continue reading Mission Statement
Last weekend showed how film can energise and activate communities. On Saturday four short films made by TV Serrana, a community-based TV studio set up in the Cuban Sierra Maestre, … Continue reading History, Community and Activity: The Havana Glasgow Film Festival
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Foyer, 2pm, Saturday 19 November Rare footage from pre-revolution Cuba will air for the first time in decades after Scottish technology firm iMetaFilm saved it … Continue reading Rescued pre-revolution footage unveiled at Havana Glasgow Film Festival
Saturday 19 November, CCA, 5.30pm We’re going out with a fang! In a celebration of Cuban Director Juan Padron, we’re showing cult animation Los Vampiros en Cuba about a Cuban … Continue reading Los Vampiros En Cuba!
Friday 18th November, CCA, 5.45pm A group of young Brazilian filmmakers in the 1960s said ‘Sim!’. Inspired by the Cuban revolution and new waves of cinema across the world, they … Continue reading Can Cinema Make A Revolution?
The Havana Glasgow Film Festival enters its final four days with the arrival of Cuban film and video director, Arturo Santana. Flying in from Havana yesterday – thanks to sponsorship … Continue reading Havana Glasgow Film Festival – final four days have many jewels.
CCA 12.50Pm CCA, Thursday 17 November After the Trump win at the US Elections last week, and with the right almost unbelievably on the rise in our modern world, this … Continue reading Ethel MacDonald: An Anarchist's Story
With the second annual Havana Glasgow Film Festival in full steam, tomorrow afternoon the CCA will play host to a retrospective of EICTV, Cuba’s international film school, featuring a selection … Continue reading The Best of Cuba's International Film School!
It has been widely documented that Raul Castro has been introducing policies to ‘open’ Cuba up to the outside world in recent years. As part of these policies, the arts … Continue reading Auntie Flo Live in Villalon – and Live in Glasgow tonight!
Closing event – Saturday 19th November – 12.30 to 3pm To wrap up the Havana Glasgow Film Festival, the organisers have an extremely exciting afternoon of events planned in one … Continue reading Closing Event – Saturday 19th November
Returning to Glasgow and our Film Festival. I feel like last year these days, restless, anxious; I look like one of those characters of Woody Allen, neurotic -half desperate. This … Continue reading Hugo Rivalta, our man in Havana and Co-Director of HGFF.
The Havana Glasgow Film Festival’s partners up with Auntie Flo, YES! He’s back in his home city fresh from his travels to Cuba, bringing with him his famous Highlife party … Continue reading We've partnered up with Auntie Flo, YES!
Watched this film with such a growing sense of excitement! It’s one of the best, most authentic films I’ve seen on the Cuban music scene. When most of us think … Continue reading 'La Rumba Me Llama' with Barbara Orton
The first Havana Glasgow Film Festival has passed, and it didn’t go unnoticed. There were a mix of things that were significant for me, and which I believe made helping … Continue reading My experience of HGFF 2015: Laura Macfarlane
Working as an intern for the Havana Glasgow Film Festival was an interesting experience because I had never worked for a film festival, and I had very little knowledge of … Continue reading My experience of HGFF 2015: Rebecca Ryan
On Saturday at noon a friend offered to show me the city. As I know nothing , I am guided . We took the subway and walked downtown , in … Continue reading Afternoon Football in Glasgow
We feel very priviledged to be offering you the opportunity to win a photograph by the wonderful Iain Clark at our HGFF raffle this week. You can buy raffle tickets, … Continue reading HGFF Close-Ups: Iain Clark
As I leave the shivering city centre behind and open the doors to the Classic Grand’s Main Hall, I’m forced to ask myself if I really am still in Glasgow, … Continue reading A Night with Havana D' Primera
From the window of the room where I am, I look at the beautiful Sunrise and cold in Glasgow. The heat comes a few hours later, with the first rays … Continue reading My First Words In Glasgow
After watching Eirene Houston’s Day of the Flowers, I noticed that one of the most memorable performances in it is that of Carlos Acosta, who plays the tour guide and … Continue reading HGFF Close-Ups: Carlos Acosta
WE ARE OFFERING YOU ALL SIX GILMOREHILL SCREENINGS FOR £25.60 WITH A HAVANA CLUB ‘TRES ANOS’ THROWN IT AT THE MANGO SALSA PARTY! In the run up to the 1st … Continue reading HGFF Festival Weekend with Gilmorehill Weekend Pass
A day before. My mom, humble woman of 70, has never been on a plane; I yes. For work issues, I have travelled around the island in various aircraft. My … Continue reading 'Our Man in Havana' Coming to Glasgow Part 2
Fernando Pérez was inspired to make films after cinema visits with his father, where he was shown that there is more to the films than the actors. Now he is … Continue reading HGFF presents: La Pared de Las Palabras (2014)
I’m very proud to be a Glaswegian and love this city of ours and on my travels I’ve found that the only city that comes close to Glasgow is Havana. … Continue reading HGFF15: Director's Blog from the Bedroom
As part of our run-up to the festival, we will be writing about our favourite aspects of the films being screened. We have already written about Conducta, but because it … Continue reading HGFF presents: Conducta – Who is Chala?
Hugo Rivalta, TV writer, film maker, journalist and also our Havana co director of the #HGFF15, writes for us about what it feels like to be leaving Cuba for the … Continue reading 'Our Man in Havana' Coming to Glasgow
Ana is an actress whose career isn’t exactly going the way she wanted. In need of money for a new fridge, she decides to disguise as a prostitute in order … Continue reading HGFF presents: La Pelicula de Ana (2012)
Conducta is the biggest film screening at this year’s Havana Glasgow Festival. It’s a film we in the Havana-Glasgow team are all very excited about, and we cannot wait to … Continue reading HGFF presents: Conducta (2014)