BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Reference number: 4033

Date: 1955

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.00 mins

Description: People attending buffet lunch, milling around chatting, eating and drinking to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Scottish Film Council. Footage inside buildings at 16-17 Woodside Terrace, Glasgow. Personalities attending include director Donald Elliot.

A record of the Scottish Film Council's 21st birthday celebrations. For further information, see booklet published in honour of this anniversary, 21 Years of the Scottish Film Council, which details the history of the Film Council, involvement with education, amateurs and film societies, the work of the Industrial Panel and the financial workings of the Council.

Shotlist: [Shotlisted from VHS copy. Timings converted from 25 fps.]

gvs people attending buffet lunch, milling around chatting, eating and drinking to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Scottish Film Council, ints of the Film Council buildings at 16-17 Woodside Terrace, Charing Cross, Glasgow. Includes shot of Tom MacNaughtan (Treasurer) and J.B. Frizell (Vice-Chairman) (1.40) exts Lord Provost Hood and Lady Provost arriving by car, welcomed by Charles Oakley (2.13) more gvs party inside; Provost in conversation; buffet; brief shot Douglas Gray (Secretary, Industrial Panel) (3.03) gvs party; ms Miss Mattie Smith (Secretary to SFC and Central Film Library) (3.37) exts. Frank Marshall and wife approaching the Film Council building (3.53) people leaving, including Lord Provost Hood (5.08) blank (5.13) further gvs guests leaving No. 16 doorway; Donald Elliot (Director) shakes hands at the door (6.38) Elliot, Oakley and one other chatting on the threshold (6.39) ints. teacups and cakes laid out, ready for guests; shots guests taking tea, one or two holding glasses; c/u various individuals (14.41)