Celebrate the Legacy of the Film Guild

Join us to celebrate the history and legacy of the Highlands & Islands Film Guild. We are holding a one-day event at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow on Friday, 14th June 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with presentations from our researchers, an exhibition of archival material and a poetry reading. Check out the […]

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Reunion of Film Guild Operators

We are honoured to host a reunion for Film Guild operators, their families and friends. Held as part of this year’s Inverness Film Festival, the reunion takes place at Eden Court at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 7th November 2018. Along with the findings of our research, we look forward to sharing the operators’ memories and […]

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Book Launch for Reel to Rattling Reel

We are delighted to announce the launch with Cranachan Press of Reel to Rattling Reel: Stories and poems about memories of cinema-going. Produced as part of our Major Minor Cinema project, this anthology combines a selection of works from our writing competition with new commissioned work from Christine De Luca, Aonghas MacNeacail, Kevin MacNeil, Alison […]

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Reel to Rattling Reel Competition Winner

Our creative writing competition on the theme of memories of cinema-going has been opened a treasure trove of memories. Many thanks to all who submitted an entry – it has been a pleasure to read through the entries as well as a difficult decision for the judges. We are pleased to announce the competition’s winning […]

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Writing Workshop at Screenplay Shetland

Do you remember the first time you saw a film on the big screen, wherever that screen was? Share your memories of cinema-going, and explore your creative potential. Come and take part in our Creative Writing Workshop as part of Screenplay Shetland at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, 26th August 2017. This event is free, but registration […]

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Guild Film Screening at Screenplay Shetland

We’re delighted to be part of the opening night of Screenplay 2017 in Shetland. Join us at the Hillswick Community Hall for this special event recreating the experience of the Highlands & Islands Film Guild. Enjoy a typical Film Guild programme shown on 16-mm and including the feature film Scott of the Antarctic (Charles Frend, 1948), a 1950s […]

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Writing Workshop at HebCelt

Explore your creative potential, and reflect on your memories of cinema-going. Come and take part in our Creative Writing Workshop in Stornoway at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 19th July 2017. This event is free, but registration is required. Our workshop is open to writers of all levels of experience. Beginners very welcome! Please note, however, that the workshop is not […]

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Online Readings from Reel to Rattling Reel

Our recent afternoon of readings, archive film and rural cinema memories at the Glasgow Short Film Festival was a great success. We are delighted to announce that videos are now online showing each of the authors reading and discussing their work. Christine de Luca reading and interview. Alison Miller reading and interview. Aonghas MacNeacail reading […]

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Reel to Rattling Reel Writing Competition

Take part in our creative writing competition on the theme of memories of cinema-going. The competition is open to all, and we are happy to accept fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Broad interpretations of the theme are welcome, and submissions can include memories of particular films or any of a wide variety of experiences associated […]

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