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Youth Film Access Festival – Friday 8th April 2022

April 8, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 8:30 pm

  • 10:30 – 12:00 Panel – Soundscaping Film with Luci Holland, Ali Murray & Ania Przygoda (14+ years)

Sound in film is often overlooked, but as a key immersive tool it can make all the difference between a good story and a bad one. But how do we build the perfect soundscape in film, TV and video games?

This panel explores the textures of sound in film and other audio-visual media and the different processes involved in its production: capturing, designing, recreating and composing. Hear from award-winning sound editor Ania Przygoda (The Story of Looking, I Am Not A Witch, Pikadero), award-winning composer and sound artist, musical director Luci Holland (Blazing Griffin‘s Murderous Pursuits, Sayo), and Ali Murray (I am Belfast, Karama Has No Walls) as they introduce their work and share their soundscaping secrets.


  • 13:00 – 14:20 Film Programme 1 – Composed Rhythm & Passing Time (14+ years)

Here we encounter realities happening in and out of sync with our own time. Sometimes simultaneous and often inhabiting daily tempos, this programme beautifully challenges our perception of passing time.

Total running time: 46:57 + 5 minute comfort break


  • 15:00 – 17:00 Workshop – Super Short Shorts & How To Write Them with Niamh McKeown (16+ years)

How do you turn an idea into a short film script? The screenwriting process demystified in a practical 90 minute session.

Aimed at new writers, this 90 minute workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of screenwriting while equipping participants with the tools needed to grow a seed of an idea into a super short film script. Delivered by award-winning screenwriter/director, Niamh McKeown, this practical session will cover idea generation, character development and screenplay formatting.


  • 17:30 – 19:00 Panel – Sustainable Storytelling in the Scottish Screen Sector with Libby Penmann, Itandehui Jansen & Mairi Claire Bowser (14+ years)

This panel asks the question: what might sustainable storytelling look like for the film industry? How can screen content and production, in both policy and practice, give back rather than take from the environments and communities?  

Join Libby Penmann (wildlife documentary filmmaker and We Are Albert ambassador), Itandehui Jansen, (documentary filmmaker, researcher at the University of Edinburgh and finalist in the AHRC’s Research in Film Awards 2021), and Mairi Claire Bowser (Screen Sustainability Manager for Scotland) as they discuss the role of sustainable screen content in Scotland. They will share their expert knowledge on the impacts of documentary and wildlife filmmaking, the importance of a people-centric approach when exploring themes of landscape protection, and how these wider themes connect and can be applied through policymaking.  

14+ years 

This event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, part of UKRI) as part of their Research in Film Awards (RIFA) Climate Screenings 2022. The Research in Film Awards (RIFA) celebrate the best in academic filmmaking in the arts and humanities, and in 2020/21 they recognised the Best Climate Emergency Film of the Year which showcased cutting-edge climate research. 


  • 19:30 – 20:45 Film Programme 2 – In Our Minds and Bodies (14+ years)

Come and explore the intricacies of mental health and the relationships between our brains and bodies. Each film effectively portrays important emotional themes in a variety of engaging ways, allowing for a range of perspectives and discussions surrounding these nuanced topics.

Total running time: 45:13 + 5 minute comfort break


We are a registered charity and would appreciate contributions towards tickets for the Youth Film Access Festival so we offer a sliding scale of ticket prices. If you can contribute in a small way towards the costs of running of the Festival, we encourage you to do so, but equally we are happy to offer free tickets to any and all that need them, no questions asked. Our sliding scale is £0/£2/£4/£6.

For further information and to book your ticket please click here

Due to anticipated demand, we would kindly ask you to cancel your place should you no longer be able to attend.


Community Central Hall
Grovepark Hall, 292-316 Maryhill Road
Glasgow, G20 7YE United Kingdom
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