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 The Teachers' Lounge | 1:10PM, 5:00PM Close Your Eyes | 1:30PM, 7:30PM Civil War | 2:30PM, 5:30PM, 8:10PM Silver Haze | 3:50PM, 8:30PM Visible Cinema: The Beguiled | 6:15PM


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