FILM FESTIVAL | 20.03.21 - 04.04.21

Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival is dedicated to presenting a selection of new films pivoting around the  medium of glass. The festival showcases a cross section of international diverse and engaging series of short films 

curated and directed by female identified and non-binary filmmakers using glass as the predominant feature. 

GMTF is a microcosm to explore the human relationship with glass and film, exploring dynamics with the physical and environmental context, together with the human and social context.


The amalgamation of material and ephemeral, glass and video, are at the heart of the film festival. Exploring the stories of how art is made, how artists survive, how they think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill.


Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival at  North Lands Creative, is part of  the UK in Japan 2019-20 bilateral campaign, a partnership between British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland. Supported by project partners Toyama Institute of Glass Art, Toyama Glass Art Museum and Museum of Arts and Design, New York.


The festival launches on the 20 March running throughout 2021 with a scheduled programme running across the international partners with a hybrid approach of physical and virtual presentation. 

        Films will go live on the day scheduled within the programme at 12pm.

gmtf 2021 film festival line up

Abigail Reynolds | Agnieszka Aleksandra Bar | Alejandra Cardenas | Alison Lowry | Amy F W Corcoran | Andie Brown | Angela Davies | Anne Brodie | Bre’Annah Stampley | Brina Steblovnik | Caroline Landau | Chinyurin | Eve Vd Zand | Flora deBechi | Fumi Amano | Ghazel Hasan Abunemeh | Grace Whiteside | Griet Beyaert | Ingrid Elizabeth Martínez Buendía | Jayne Cherry | Jennifer Hand

Jessalyn Mailoa | Juli Bolaños-Durman | Karine Portal| Kazue Taguchi | Madeline Rile Smith | Frantzsen&Mjanger | Michèle Lapointe | Minako Shirakura | Mollie McKinley | Muriel Uribe & Aranda Ortega | Pilar Panzarasa | Priska Jacobs | Priya Naresh | Romina Gonzales | Sandra Bacchi | Simone Fezer | Sofia Cianciulli | Stella Brajterman | Te Rongo Kirkwood | Vanessa Hafenbrädl | Ying Chiun Lee

festival responsive commissions

North Lands Creative announce to the commission of six new art works, exploring new ways of engaging with the
materiality of glass in the digital era as part of Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival 2021.


The seven artists awarded are; Alison Lowry and Jayne Cherry (UK), Flora de Bechi (UK), Griet Beyaert (UK), Juli Bolaños-Durman (Costa- Rica/UK) , Madeline Rile Smith (USA) and Simone Fezer (Germany).


The commissions are part of the creation of new festival responsive works and associated programming. Unique in

approach, each project has been selected for their resonation with core human emotions and their intangible relationship with material and expression.

gmtf 2020 film festival line up

Alison Lowry & Jayne Cherry | Anna Mlasowsky | Bibi Smit | Charlie Murphy | Chenyue Yang | Chris Bird-Jones | Emily Coulson | Flora deBechi | Gemma Truman |  Griet Beyaert | Ina Kristine Hove | Inguna Audere | Jamie Rose |  Jerre Davidson | Juli Bolaños-Durman | Karin Forslund | Katie Spiers |  Kirsteen Aubrey | Madeline Rile Smith |  Natalia Komorowska | Rachael Harris | Riikka Haapasaar | Simone Fezer | Sinead Brennan | Teisha Holloway



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