Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance
|Motto||Whatever the weather, we stand together|
|Type||Non Profit Organisation|
|Purpose||"Supports and promotes professionals working in the film and television industry in Glasgow"|
The Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance (GFA) is an online directory listing individuals and companies who are associated with film and television production in and around the city of Glasgow in Scotland. It was founded in 2011 by Scottish actor Andrew O'Donnell and Chris Quick, a Scottish film editor.
The idea of the directory came about during the filming of In Search of La Che when Quick felt there was no central place to find professional talent both in front and behind the camera. Soon after filming finished, he discussed the idea with O'Donnell and the pair launched what would become the Glasgow Filmmakers Alliacne on 31 October 2011.
In 2012, the alliance was invited by Stephen Paton of Production Attic to form what would become the Glasgow Creative Network which hosts networking events for media professionals in Glasgow.
A supporter of independent film, Quick led a campaign to get the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards recognised by IMDB stating that 'they represented the best of emerging Scottish talent'. The campaign was successful and the awards were introduced to the site later that year. He later repeated this success with the inclusion of the Virgin Media Short Awards after the first double win by Scottish director John McPhail.
In 2014, Quick and O'Donnell wrote an open letter on behalf of the independent filmmakers of Glasgow to the director of BAFTA Scotland, Jude MacLaverty. In the letter, the pair asked the film body to consider a proposal of including three new awards at the annual ceremony aimed at low budget / independent filmmakers. On 28 October it was announced that the proposal would be placed on the agenda of the next Bafta Scotland Committee meeting in December 2014.
On 2 April 2015, the BAFTA Scotland committee released their response to the proposals put forward by the Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance.
- American project but starred Glasgow actor Declan Michael Laird
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance Info Column
- Movies Scramble: An Interview with Chris Quick Part 2
- Chris Quick IMDB Biography & Trivia
- HD Warrior Blog
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance Open Letter to Bafta Scotland Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance Media Release
- "Filmmakers in awards category call". Glasgow Evening Times. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
- BAFTA Scotland response to Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance Proposals
- Open Letter to English Arts Council
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance Indiegogo Profile
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance Kickstarter Profile
- Frank Web Series Official Site
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance on Facebook
- Glasgow Filmmakers Alliance on Twitter
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