Matchbox Cineclub is an independent exhibitor of cineoutcasts, orphans and outliers and an award-winning subtitler, specialising in access provision in film exhibition and distribution. We programme, curate and promote cult film events – including KeanuCon, Cage-a-rama (Scotland’s first Nicolas Cage film festival), Weird Weekend (a festival devoted to strange and unseen cinema), Kaleidoscopic Realms, Remakesploitation Fest and The World’s Greatest 3D Film Club-and exclusive screenings (including Joe Dante’s The Movie Orgy, Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes and Double Take In Outer Space). In 2017, we commissioned our first live score, Ela Orleans’ reinterpretation of Guy Maddin’s Cowards Bend The Knee.

Matchbox Cinesub, our professional subtitling arm, has provided SDH/descriptive subtitles/captions for over 700 films and short films. In 2020, Matchbox won a National Lottery Award in the Art/Culture/Film category, for efforts producing SDH/captions for D/deaf audiences.

We’ve toured film programmes (including Turkish Star Wars 2K and John Paizs’ Crime Wave) across the UK and hosted events in the Glasgow Film Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kinning Park Complex, Nice N Sleazy, The Old Hairdressers, The Banshee Labyrinth, Sofi’s Bar & Doune The Rabbit Hole. From January 2015 to October 2017, we hosted a residency on the third Thursday of every month, first at the Old Hairdressers then at CCA, Glasgow.

We’re always open to collaboration and we’ve worked with Africa In Motion Film Festival, Alliance Française, Backseat Bingo, Diet Soda Cineclub, Document Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Physical Impossibility, Pilot Light TV Festival, Pity Party Film Club, Queer Classics, Remakesploitation, She’s En Scene Women’s Community Cinema, Scalarama and Venom Mob Film Club.

Sean Welsh | Programmer & Subtitler sean@matchboxcineclub.com

Megan Mitchell | Producer megan@matchboxcineclub.com

Calvin Halliday | Trainee Subtitler

General enquiries info@matchboxcineclub.com

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