Scotland Loves Animation is a charity promoting animation as art. For six years we’ve been running film festivals, workshops, exhibitions, graduate showcases and other events in Scotland to appeal to all ages and tastes. Our annual film festival, Scotland Loves Anime, has become renowned as the UK’s top film festival for Japanese animation. This year we’re proud to present our biggest lineup yet, with 16 of the top anime films from 2014/15 coming to screens in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

There will be 5 EU premieres, 9 UK premieres and 2 Scottish premiere, so there really is something for everyone in this year’s line-up, from the multi-million dollar box office hit Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ to the Annency award winning Miss Hokusai. Audiences in Glasgow will have the opportunity to meet the director of Miss Hokusai himself, Keiichi Hara, to hear more about the making of this film. We’ll also be screening the hotly debated Attack on Titan live action film which we know many fans have been eager to see in Scottish cinemas.

Scotland Loves Anime is the first (and often the only) chance to see some of the best anime films on the big screen. We’ll be screening Empire of Corpses just 8 days after it comes out in Japanese cinemas, so our audiences will be amongst the first in the world to see it. In many cases our screenings will be the only chance to see them on the big screen in the UK.

Our education day is back again too, designed to foster links between students and the animation industry. This is always a great chance to learn from some of the most successful professionals in animation, make important connections and share ideas with other students from across the country.

We’ll be in the GFT in Glasgow (October 9th – 11th), the Filmhouse in Edinburgh (October 12th to 18th) and – for the first time – showing a select 4 films in Aberdeen (October 23rd and 24th). This will be the biggest Scotland Loves Anime yet, so come along and try something new.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Andrew Partridge,
Festival Director



TUESDAY OCTOBER 20TH, 2015, Glasgow – Scotland Loves Anime are pleased to announce that Miss Hokusai has won the Judges Award while the Audience Award…


Announcing Japan Anima(tor)’s Exhibition’s theatrical premiere in Scotland – an amazing short programme from Studio Khara (Evangelion 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0) and DWANGO.…


Back for our sixth consecutive year and we’re bigger than ever!  16 films over 13 days in Glasgow, Edinburgh and now Aberdeen…

SLA 2014: October 10th – 19th 2014