Youth Film Access Festival – Programme Announcement

After revealing the wonderful poster designed by Maria Stoian for our 2022 Youth Film Access Festival two weeks ago, Film Access Scotland is now excited to share the fantastic Festival programme. Our three-day Festival is packed with workshops, panels and screenings, celebrating young filmmakers, exploring routes into the industry, showcasing Film Access work, and providing opportunities to network with peers and industry professionals. With captioned film screenings, workshops, panels and filmmaker Q&AS, this Festival is for all emerging filmmakers and film enthusiasts!   

Our aim is to provide a platform for emerging filmmakers and film enthusiasts to celebrate their work and discover routes into filmmaking and the industry. Our Programming, Events and Marketing Youth Teams have been working together to deliver the Festival, this year exploring the theme of relationships in all their guises: with one another; our surroundings; and ourselves.   

Reflecting on their curatorial process, the Programming Team write:  

Over the past years, the turbulent landscape in which we find ourselves has shifted and transformed our relationships. This was a fundamental exploration that guided us when programming a vast array of film submissions. We approached the Festival programme with the overarching question: How have our relationships changed? Though this question was not directly answered through the process, we hope to have opened up a space, beginning a kind of fieldwork that offers multiple perspectives from which to approach this question. The programmes explore human relationships, both present and ones far gone, as well as our relationship with the earth, for we shape our environment as much as it shapes us. We hope to bring awareness to the interconnectedness of these, recognising that our relationships with one another deeply impacts the natural world. And as the ground beneath our feet solidifies, we are slowly finding new ways of being with one another. 

View our full programme here. We hope you enjoy the events and screenings!   


  • Our venue is accessible for wheelchair users. 
  • Screenings: All our film programmes will be captioned and will contain content and trigger warnings. For film programmes over 40-minutes long there will be a 5-minute break in between. Screenings will be relaxed, with sound levels kept below a maximum volume and some lighting on.  
  • Large print brochures for sight impaired audiences and visual stories will be available to download from our website and at the venue during the Festival. 
  • Travel bursaries: we have some bursaries to help cover travel to the Festival for young audiences attending the Festival. For more information on bursaries please contact us on 
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