GYFF 2023

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2023

Welcome to Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2023! Running from Friday 22 until Sunday 24 September, this year’s festival boasts a varied programme of films, from exciting new releases to iconic classics and feature-length documentaries. All screenings and events take place at Glasgow Film Theatre. 

The festival is co-programmed by Glasgow Film and a group of 18 GYFF Young Programmers aged 15-19. We open with Clement Virgo’s powerful sibling drama Brother (2023) and end with an immersive screening of The Matrix (1999) – dress up is encouraged! The programme features international films reflecting the realities of growing up in areas of ongoing conflict, as well as Scottish-made films exploring themes as diverse as grief, medical misogyny and South Asian Scottish heritage. GYFF will also host four Behind the Scenes workshops, a must for any young person interested in pursuing film as career.  

Tickets for each of the films are £6, if not listed otherwise, and workshops are free to attend but places should be booked in advance due to demand. For more information on the programme and to book see below.


Showtimes Behind the Scenes - Director or Screenwriter: Why Choose | 11:00AM Behind the Scenes - LGBTQIA+ Stories in Film, a panel discussion | 12:30PM Past Lives | 1:00PM Love Life | 1:20PM Billy Elliot + shorts | 2:30PM The Bling Ring | 4:00PM RMN | 4:20PM Jezebel | 5:30PM The Matrix | 7:00PM Brother | 7:20PM Dead Man's Shoes | 7:55PM


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