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From ten-second films created across the Commonwealth, to open air cinema experiences on the Clyde waterfront and film journeys exploring Scotland's storytelling culture, explore film in all its forms.

Here are just some of the screen highlights at Culture 2014:

McLaren 2014 celebrates the life and work of pioneering animator Norman McLaren, born in Scotland and later living in Canada. His enduring legacy will be explored through public exhibitions, screenings, academic exploration, and an interactive schools programme.

During one day in July, Glasgow Film will stage a spectacular cinematic takeover in and around the Clyde. Looking at the theme of movement and bringing the best of Scottish film to the fore, the day will culminate in a stunning performance on the Clyde at dusk.

Be sure not to miss Sports Stories from around the African Commonwealth, created by Africa in Motion Film Festival. Viewers will be taken on a journey through the African Commonwealth, highlighting triumphs and key challenges through sports at screenings around Scotland.

From Scotland With Love

Made entirely of Scottish film archive, ‘From Scotland With Love’ is a 75-minute film by award-winning Director Virginia Heath with a transcendent score by Scottish musician and composer King Creosote. A journey into our collective past, the film explores universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. Ordinary people, some long since dead, their names and identities largely forgotten, appear shimmering from the depth of the vaults to take a starring role. Brilliantly edited together, these silent individuals become composite characters, who emerge to tell us their stories, given voice by King Creosote’s poetic music and lyrics.

Produced by Faction North, Crossover, National Library of Scotland Scottish Screen Archive in association with BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland. Soundtrack released by Domino Records. You can see further information here.

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