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Youth Film Access Festival – Saturday 9th April 2022

April 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Workshop – How to make a Film in 90 seconds with Inma De Reyes (12-16 years)

Can you tell a story about the climate crisis in a 90 second film? Learn to make quality films on your mobile devices with this quick filmmaking workshop.

Aimed at 12-16-year-olds, you will leave this fun workshop with a 90 second short film to show off and perhaps even enter into Film Access Scotland’s 1.5° Film Challenge! You will be guided through the whole process; with examples and games, you will learn the different film techniques needed to make and edit your short film. Delivered by Inma de Reyes, who participated in Film Access Scotland’s 1.5 ° Film Challenge delivering workshops to community organisations on how to make a 90 second environmental film.

Please note: you will need a smartphone or a tablet for this workshop. We can provide a smartphone/tablet for those who don’t have a device. For more information, please contact us on festival@filmaccess.scot

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.


  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch with the Filmmakers (16+ years)

Join us for a wee lunch break for a chance to connect with fellow festivalgoers and filmmakers who are screening their films at the Festival.

Spaces limited


  • 13:00 – 14:30 Film Programme 3 – Earthly Explorations: AHRC’s Research in Film (14+ years)

This programme uplifts the voices of those who are often excluded from conversations surrounding the climate crisis, showcasing shortlisted films from the AHRC Research in Film Awards. These films, based on cutting-edge climate research, encourage us to engage in meaningful conversations and take action to heal our relationship with the planet.

Total running time: 49:28


  • 15:00 – 16:30 Panel – Behind the Scenes @ The Scottish TV Industry (14+ years)

with Siri Rodnes, Anna Dawson & Stuart McPherson

Behind the scenes insights from BBC television dramas with this exciting panel of film professionals who are experienced in directing, casting, writing, acting and producing.

What does it take to launch a career in TV production? What role can you see yourself in? We will be joined by Siri Rodnes (Shetland) alongside casting director Anna Dawson (Float) and actor, co-writer and story producer Stuart McPherson (Scot Squad), who will discuss their multi-faceted careers working in the TV industry and share their expert advice on finding your way into television production.


  • 17:30 – 18:30 Film Programme 4 – (Un)Sustainable Systems (14+ years)

Systems determine the way we live our lives, socially, politically and environmentally. This film programme has an environmental focus, exploring each idea in a new and unique way. How can we sustain ourselves if the systems we rely on are unsustainable? What do you imagine the future looking like?

Total running time: 29:40


  • 19:30 – 20:30 Film Programme 5 – Home Is Not a Place (14+ years)

Join us on a journey across time and space, exploring different identities and relationships with ‘home’. What does it feel like to have an identity crisis? What makes us feel a sense of belonging? We explore personal stories of migration and join uplifting journeys of self-discovery.

Total running time: 27:57



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.



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