Central Scotland Documentary Festival 2023: Line-up revealed

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The Central Scotland Documentary Festival (CSDF) is bringing 30 new screenings to the Macrobert Arts Centre, with the films showing from Thursday 2 November until Monday 6 November.

This festival boasts of several premieres- ten Scottish, four UK, three European and one world premiere, Gerry’s Pompeii.

Image credit: Macrobert Arts Centre

The star-studded film Choose Irvine Welsh, a film showcasing the Scottish authors life, is opening the CSDF on Thursday evening. The documentary features the man himself, alongside Iggy Pop, Martin Compston (Line of Duty) and Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire). The film pays tribute to Irvine, discussing his writing, life, chaos, and connection.

A post-screening Q&A will take place with director Ian Jefferies. 

Image credit: Macrobert Arts Centre

The Monday evening CSDF closing event is a screening of Tish, a film about a trailblazing social documentary photographer who dedicated her time to capturing and advocating for those in England’s north-east mining working-class communities during the Thatcherite era.

After the film, there will be a Q&A with director Paul Sng.  

Image credit: Macrobert Arts Centre

Of the 30 films, 15 will be competing for the Jury Award. Viewers will also be able to vote for one to earn the Audience Award. 

For more information on the CSDF and its programme visit here. 

Tickets for the festival are available now.

Feature Image Credit: Macrobert Art Centre

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