Dublin Film Festival has also cancelled all screenings for Thursday and most of Friday, resuming at 18:00; events with Sandy Powell on March 3 and Vanessa Redgrave on March 4 have also been withdrawn.
The latest Glasgow Film Festival info is below:
Announcement regarding Glasgow Film Festival screenings today, Thu 1 March: pic.twitter.com/1h2RomCeb0— Glasgow Film Fest (@glasgowfilmfest) March 1, 2018
The latest Dublin Film Festival info is below:
*CANCELLATION UPDATE: MARCH 1*— Dublin Film Festival (@DublinFilmFest) March 1, 2018
We regret to announce that some further events have had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. More information here: https://t.co/rYeOWmUBqT pic.twitter.com/dxdOUkzSmU
Original story: As Scotland braces through its first ever red weather warning, Glasgow Film Festival has been forced to cancel its programme of screenings and events today (Weds Feb 28).
Many visiting industry are stranded in the Scottish city with train routes suspended and the airport closed. All of tomorrow’s industry events are also off.
The Glasgow Film Theatre is shut, as is Cineworld and the Centre of Contemporary Arts, where much of the industry activity takes place. There are widespread closures of shops and restaurants across the city, with employers being encouraged to send staff home. The warning, issued by the Met Office, says to not travel unless absolutely necessary.
Other attendees weren’t able to make it to Glasgow today, with composer Mica Levi stuck in London leading to the cancellation of tonight’s event The Unfilmables.
GFF co-director Allison Gardner said that she hopes that the festival will resume public-facing activity tomorrow. The red weather warning is due to be lifted at 10am, and the festival team will issue an update to attendees in the morning.
Gardner regretted the cancellations but stated that “the most important thing is the safety of the patrons, the staff and the volunteers.”
For cancelled screenings, all tickets will be automatically refunded to those who purchased online, by card or on the phone. Those with ticketing queries are advised to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.