Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the office that has brought the likes of Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, and Ewan McGregror to Glasgow.
Since the department came into existence in 1997, the city's economy has benefited by more than £200million worth of activity generated by the arrival of film, broadcast, music video and advertising crews.
From the grandiose architecture of Kelvingrove and the City Chambers to derelict tower blocks and supermarkets, the location scouts make it possible for everyone from blockbuster directors to TV commercial producers to film in the city.
And Glasgow is again the talk of Tinseltown after Ken Loach's gritty new drama The Angels' Share wowed audiences at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.
Loach's movie shot in the west of Scotland is the only British film in contention for the Palme d'Or prize, to be announ-ced at Cannes on Sunday.
The film, written by Loach's long-time collaborator Paul Laverty, will receive its UK premiere in Glasgow next Tuesday.
Producer Rebecca O'Brien said: "Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and I have made four films in Glasgow in the past 15 years and have had the support of the Glasgow Film Office on each one.
"They've been terrifically helpful over the years and often made difficult things happen for us."
Glasgow typically attracts half of what the film and television production industry spends in Scotland.
Here is the GFO's pick of the 15 most notable productions filmed in Glasgow over the last 15 years.
THE ANGELS' SHARE
Celebrated director Ken Loach's latest hard-hitting new film was shot in Glasgow last year.
It tells the story of Robbie (Brannigan) who in carrying out community service for a brutal street attack when he learns a passion for whisky.
The Evening Times visited the set at Sighthill Cemetery last June. Glasgow Sheriff Court and the Queen Mother's Maternity were also used as locations.
Ex-Chewin' the Fat writers Robert Florence and Iain Connell introduced audiences to the fictional town of Burnistoun for their acclaimed BBC sketch show.
Sites all over the city were used as the backdrop to their weird and wonderful characters, including sniping ice-cream siblings Paul and Walter, and 'quality polis' McGregor and Toshan.
Glasgow streets became the body double for 70s San Francisco as pin-up Halle Berry jetted into Glasgow last September for the adaptation of David Mitchell's award-winning 2004 novel.
The architecture and grid system clinched the deal for the £62m film's location scouts.
Buicks and ubiquitous yellow taxis featured in scenes filmed in Waterloo Street, Douglas Street and West Campbell Street.
Greg McHugh's perma-tanned comedy creation didn't stretch The Comedy Unit's production budget to going to Iraq.
Instead, a quarry near Kirkintilloch doubled for the base camps of their field sequences.
The BBC Scotland series used the Territorial Army centre in East Kil- bride and Walcheren Barracks, Maryhill, entertaining shoppers last month while filming a scene at Glasgow Fort.
THE HOUSE OF MIRTH
The clock was wound back to the late-19th century for X Files star Gillian Anderson's visit to Glasgow.
Glasgow City Chambers, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Devonshire Terrace doubled as New York in Terence Davies' adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel.
BBC3 series Lip Service shows a side of Glasgow that's a million miles from the social realism of Ken Loach.
Produced by Kudos Film and Television through BBC Scotland, the drama series filmed largely around the Merchant City charts the lives and loves of 20-30-something lesbians.
MY NAME IS JOE
In the summer of 1997, a crew led by Ken Loach shot a film on a tiny budget in Possil, Ruchill and Drumchapel.
That film about an unemployed recovering alcoholic went onto win the Best Actor prize for Peter Mullan in Cannes.
The critically-lauded film had input from community workers, ex-drug addicts and former prostitutes in the area.
RAB C. NESBITT
After a 10-year absence from our screens, our favourite string-vested street philosopher made a return with a festive special in 2008.
Rab has clocked up 10 series. Ian Pattison's Govan anti-hero has been filmed on location in his character's home patch as well as in the sets of its Maryhill studios.
The high-rise flats that dominate the skyline of the north of Glasgow provided the vantage point for Andrea Arnold's critically-lauded 2006 film, about a CCTV operative who stalks a man from her past.
Barmulloch and Balornock residents had a bird's eye view of the £1.3m film which took a Cannes Jury Prize and five Scottish BAFTAs.
The flats, once the highest residential struc- tures in Europe, are due to be razed by 2016.
BBC Scotland's soap opera devised by Stephen Greenhorn will in September celebrate its first 10 years.
Set in the fictional neighbourhood of Shield- inch, the soap is primarily filmed at a set in an ex-whisky bond in Dum- barton, as well as locations across Glasgow.
SONY BRAVIA PAINT ADVERT
Film director Jonathan Glazer of 'Sexy Beast' fame took over a block of flats in Toryglen in 2006 for a visually-stunning, 70-second ad seen across the globe.
It involved choreographing the explosion of 70,000 litres of paint to the overture of Rossini's The Thieving Magpie.
It scooped the Best British Commercial at the British Television Advertising Awards.
A shop in Townhead, a pub in Ruchill and high-rise flats in Maryhill became the regular Craig- lang haunts of our fav- ourite OAPs, Jack and Victor.
Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan filmed six series predominantly around the north of Glasgow, and at studios at Hillington.
Untrained actors from schools, community centres and employment training schemes had input into Ken Loach's celebrated 2002 film.
Set in Greenock, with scenes shot around Glasgow's Tunnel nightclub and Mitchell Lane, this told the story of a boy who dreams of creating a new life for him and his mum on her release from prison.
Everywhere from Glas- gow Central and Glasgow School of Art to Sauchiehall Street's Pret sandwich shop in have featured in filming the police series that has put the city on the TV map for the last 30 years.
The exploits of detectives Matt Burke, Jackie Reid and Robbie Ross are now shot in high definition.
WORLD WAR Z
Hollywood fever swept Glasgow last August as heart-throb Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their brood took a private train to Glasgow to begin filming World War Z.
The £80m zombie apoc- alypse blockbuster saw George Square transformed into Philadelphia, with 1200 cast and crew bringing £3.33m to the city's economy for the 17-day shoot.