The Central Scotland Documentary Festival premieres at Macrobert Arts Centre

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Documentaries and Non-fiction filmmaking takes centre stage this weekend as part of the Central Scotland Documentary Festival.

The five-day festival, hosted at Macrobert Arts Centre, will run from October 28 until November 1 and will showcase filmmaking talent from all over the world.

Audiences can access festival passes for just £15 through the Macrobert Arts Centre website.

Image Credit: Macrobert Arts Centre

There will be 21 Films to check out across five days; the programme will include three European and five UK titles. There will also be two Scottish premieres to enjoy.

Since the festival’s creation in 2017, filmmakers have been invited to submit their own work for the first time.

Entries from 23 countries have been narrowed down to 12 films as part of the festival.

Two awards will be up for grabs; The Jury Award, decided by a panel of judges, and The Audience Award, selected by festival-goers.

The judging panel will be filmmaker Ece Ger, producer and Stirling TV production lecturer Kate Smith, Television Producer Murdoch Rodgers and Stirling Lecturer David Rolinson.

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The festival opened last night with a screening of Quant, a feature documentary on the 60’s Fashion icon Mary Quant.

Friday night, cinema lovers can catch the premieres of Incendios, a look at devasting forest fires in Bolivia and UK entry Displaced, a personal look at generational trauma and misplaced family trees due to the holocaust.

Closer to home, Shona Thompson will be digging through the city’s archives for Stirling Kaleidoscope: Shift a trip back in time with real footage from Stirling and Alloa’s history.

The festival first came to Stirling as a tribute to John Grierson, the ‘father of documentary’ who was born in the city.

Image Credit: Macrobert Arts Centre

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