Announcing The First Cent Scot Docu Fest

14th September 2017

CSDF Plasma Launch

I'm delighted to announce the launch of Cent Scot Docu Fest, running from Tue 17 to Mon 23 of Oct. I have long wanted to do something that put film at the forefront, and with Stirling the birthplace to the ‘father of documentary’, John Grierson, it seemed only natural that it be the genre that this moment focused on. 

Documentaries offer so much. They can cover any subject, highlight passions and plights, challenge or emphasise thoughts and beliefs. They encourage us to laugh, cry, learn, question, critique and be entertained. Add cinema to the equation and you also add discussion. Be it with a director, panellist or the person sitting next to you and whether it is regarding the subject, process or experience, the one thing I hope that we accomplish is having the discussion carry on long after a screening and the Festival have ended.

From our opening film, Brexitannia, through screenings about government (Belonging:The Truth Behind The Headlines), climate change (Racing Extinction, Before The Flood), artists, gender (Geek Girls), music (Teenage Superstars), sexuality (Spandex Sapiens) and countless other themes and subjects, Cent Scot Docu Fest gives you the opportunity to be entertained, be impassioned and be vocal.

As well as screenings, the Festival will also offer accompanying introductions, discussions, pop up screenings in communities across Central Scotland and a schools outreach programme. Further information about these can be obtained by emailing myself.

You can browse the full Festival Programme here, view the online version of the guide or pick up a copy from Macrobert Arts Centre and various venues across Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Glasgow.  

I look forward to welcoming you, your peers, family and friends to the inaugural Central Scotland Documentary Festival. Let’s get talking.


Grahame Reid

Curator & Programmer (Central Scotland Documentary Festival)

Film Programmer (Macrobert Arts Centre)


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