The theme of this year’s Havana Glasgow Film Festival is ‘Extraordinary Cuba’, and we are examining the ways in which this fiercely independent island nation is truly extraordinary, in its … Continue reading Extraordinary Cuba – An Interview with Michael Chanan
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)