Youth Film Access Festival

The Youth Film Access Festival is back with its 4th Edition!

After three Editions held in Glasgow, Edinburgh and online under the FANS Youth Film Festival banner, our Festival will return in early 2022. It has a new name and logo, but it will still be designed, developed, and delivered by the Youth Team – a group made up of young people aged 16-25 from across our member and partner organisations.

The Festival will still have the same ethos, rooted in open and inclusive film access activities, and the same aims which are:

  • to showcase the work of young filmmakers from our member organisations 
  • To provides a unique and accessible platform for new and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work 
  • to provide a unique platform for young people to network with like-minded individuals while learning valuable skills for professional and personal development 
  • to celebrate our member organisations’ work produced through their film access activities with other key communities. 

Previous events have included panel discussions with Bill Forsyth, animation workshops including phonotrope and iPad animation, careers in film events, a masterclass with the team behind Anna & the Apocalypse and the very popular Film Quiz with pizza.

“I got involved because I truly believe that film and the arts in general, being fully accessible for everyone is incredibly important, as it creates opportunities to meet new people, teaches people a variety of transferable skills and a safe space for self-expression."

Siobhan Moffat, 2018 participant


The festival will run from 4- 6 February 2022 and will feature both regional and online events. We will also be running a series of online events from 26 - 28 November 2021. This will be a taster event where you can learn more about Film Access Scotland, our partner organisations, and the films they have produced. We will have online screenings, pre-recorded workshops and panels all focused on Climate Change and the ways in which film can make a difference.

Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for more information as it comes in or if you are in



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