Tartan Features Festival - Beyond Year Zero : Ticket Links and Line-up

March 13, 2019

22nd, 23rd, 24th March 2019 - CCA, Glasgow





Tartan Features Event : Beyond Year Zero


Friday 22nd March, Saturday 23rd of March, Sunday 24th of March.


2017-2018 was a Year Zero moment for Scottish Micro-Budgeted Feature Filmmaking.  Through the Tartan Features collective a number of films, made on miniscule budgets finally infiltrated the mainstream by appearing on Television, Cinema and in High Street Stores…Independently.


Filmmakers involved with the collective received television commissions and even Hollywood success based on their work through Tartan Features.  Other Scottish based filmmakers in that period would also find success with their own alternative industry productions. This was the Year DIY broke. 


This is what is next...


Beyond Year Zero is a snapshot celebration of what is at the forefront of this exciting movement currently taking on the mainstream industry to create an alternative route into filmmaking for all.


The 3 day event will feature 3 of the latest Tartan Features, some rarely seen previous works and the unearthing of Scotland’s original micro-budget feature from 1993, thought lost for nearly 20 years!    With Q+A’s from the filmmakers, actors and technical practitioners and some of the most recent exciting shorts this event is set-out to inspire and push forward the boundaries of DIY film culture.


With Q+A's from Olivia Gifford, Alex Harron, Bruce Naughton, Laura Dinnett, Marilyn Edmond.

Hosts include Lauren Lamaar and Kirsten McMahon





Event 1- Blood Junkies (Feature) + Making of (Documentary Short) + Object/Subject  (Documentary Short) + Q+A with director Bruce Naughton, hosted by John McPhail


Event 2 - Far From the Apple Tree (Feature) + Echo (Short) + Producer Q+A


Event 3 - Connect (Feature) + Cinematography Q+A + Director Q+A


Event 4 - Bend Don't Break (Documentary Feature) + Director Alex Harron Q+A


Event 5 - Darkness Comes (Feature) + Benchmark 6 Preview and Director David Newbigging Q+A, Death of a Vlogger Preview with director Graham Hughes




Event 1 – Friday 22nd March


Friday 22nd March -  Evening:   18:30  - 21:30   Blood Junkies - Scotland's Original DIY Feature with Q+A


Object Subject, Short Documentary, Sacha Kahir, 2007, 15 minutes

Making of Blood Junkies, Documentary, Keith Bradley, 1993, 35 minutes

Blood Junkies, Feature, 1993, 70 Minutes

Q+A With director Bruce Naughton








Event 2 – Saturday 23rd March  13:00-15:30


Saturday 23rd March -  Afternoon:   13:00  - 15:30   Far From the Apple Tree



Echo, Short, Aimie Willemse, 2018, 5 minutes

Far From the Apple Tree, Feature, Grant McPhee, 2019

Q+A With producer Olivia Gifford on independent filmmaking









Event 3 – Saturday 23rd March  16:30-19:30


Saturday 23rd March -  Afternoon:   16:30  - 19:30   Connect – Feature with Q+A’s from Director Marilyn Edmond and DoP Laura Dinnett


Cinematography Discussion and Q+A with Connect DP Laura Dinnett

Connect, Feature, Marilyn Edmond, 2019

Q+A With director Marilyn Edmond with Lauren Lamarr.








Event 4 – Sunday 24th March  13:30


Sunday 24th March -  Afternoon:   13:30  - 16:00   Bend Don't Break + Alex Harron Q+A + Musical Artefacts by Kevin Robertson


Musical Artefacts, Documentary Short, Kevin Robertson, 2017

Bend Don't Break, Feature, Alex Harron, 2018

Q+A With director Alex Harron








Event 5 - Sunday 24th March  16:30 - 19:00


Sunday 24th March -  Afternoon:   16:30  - 19:00   Darkness Comes 

+ David Newbigging Q+A and BenchMark 6 Preview.

Death of a Vlogger Preview with Graham Hughes


Darkness Comes, Feature, 70 minutes

Benchmark 6 Preview and David Newbigging Q+A

Death of a Vlogger and Graham Hughes Q+A






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