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 provide 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


Sadly, because of the ongoing public health situation, our Youth Film Access Festival 2022 will no longer take place over the weekend of 4th-6th February 2022 as originally planned.  

We feel this is the most responsible decision to ensure the safety of our Youth Team, filmmakers, speakers, audiences and staff while continuing to work towards an in-person Festival. 

The Youth Film Access Festival has been rescheduled to the weekend of 8th-10th April 2022, when we hope things will have improved and an in-person Festival will be possible. We will be announcing more details about the programme in the upcoming months so please stay tuned!


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