Glasgow Youth Film Festival



12-15 February 2016

Buy tickets for GYFF 2016 here.

Glasgow Youth Film Festival is in its eighth year and is still the only film festival in Europe curated by 15-18 year olds. This year, our four-day festival focuses on first-time feature filmmakers who are highlighting teen issues, and we are excited to be showcasing talent from all over the world. Puritan supernatural chiller and Sundance favourite The Witch is our Opening Gala, starring and introduced by Glasgow’s own Kate Dickie. Don’t miss our Closing Gala: a unique screening of Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, amid a specially-created atmospheric set at supercool converted church St Luke’s.

Tickets cost £4.50 with GFT Youth Card (free to 15-21 year olds, apply here).

Standard tickets cost £8.50 full price / £7.00 concession / £5 child (14 and under).

£48 for full festival pass Friday 12 –Monday 15 February I £16 day pass Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February

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Free Event:

GMAC Film: Exploring Sound

Saturday 13 February (11.45-13.15)     

George Lucas famously stated ‘sound is 50% of the movie‑going experience’. How much does sound impact your cinema experience? Does it help you understand characters in a way picture alone can’t? Join us as GMAC Film’s 16–19 year old BFI Film Academy participants take you on a journey into sound. This will be followed by the premiere of a short film with a focus on sound design written, shot and edited by them. GMAC Film delivers the BFI Film Academy in Glasgow in partnership with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and aims to give young people the first step towards pursuing a career in Film & TV. 

Free but ticketed. Tickets available from GFT Box Office on the day, max 2 per person.    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________


Please email to reserve a place.

Saturday 13 February I 12.00 – 13.30 I GFT I FREE
Casting Panel with casting director Lenny Mullan (Neds, The Magdalene Sisters), actor Conor McCarron (Neds, Catch Me Daddy) and actor Carolyn Genzkow (Der Nachtmahr)

Saturday 13 February I 14.00–15.30 I Royal Conservatoire of Scotland I £5/£4.50
Social Documentary Workshop: ‘Capturing Reality’ with Camcorder Guerrillas (limited spaces available)

Sunday 14 February I 14.15 – 15.45 I Royal Conservatoire of Scotland I £5/£4.50
SFX Makeup and Prosthetics Masterclass with Leigh Butler of Lioncrossfx.

Sunday 14 February I 16.00 – 17.15 I Royal Conservatoire of Scotland I FREE
Industry Talks, confirmed guests include actor/comedian Jonathan Watson (Only An Excuse) and Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian, God Help The Girl), Jonathan Watson (Only An Excuse, Filth) and Saskia Diesing (Nena).


This year, you will be able to peek inside the youth team's GYFF adventure by exploring their new blog, where they will be posting everything from film reviews to classic film moments, conducting very special interviews and giving you a behind-the-scenes look through the GYFF Instagram