Glasgow Youth Film Festival line-up announced

The Dirties heads up strong selection for 2014.

by Jennie Kermode

The Glasgow Youth Film Festival team for 2014
The Glasgow Youth Film Festival team for 2014 Photo: Stuart Crawford

Screening films chosen by young people for young people, the Glasgow Youth Film Festival, which precedes the main festival in February, is one of the biggest youth cinema events in Europe. Today it announced its 2014 line-up, with The Dirties heading up a a selection which ranges from animated spookfest ParaNorman to Mark Cousins' insightful documentary A Story Of Children And Film.

"Although a lot of the films in our programme are about teenage life, we’re not just putting on a bunch of Ferris Bueller rip-offs," said 16 year old programmer Matthew Cairns. "The issues, and the quality of films in our programme, are real and relevant. We’ve got a film as haunting, brilliant and raw as The Dirties, alongside Leave To Remain, which deals with issues affecting teenage asylum seekers in the UK right now. Other films in the programme deal with eating disorders, LGBT issues, sexuality and feminism – this Festival is a no-holds-barred look at real teenage life."

Alongside the films there will be workshops giving young people a chance to develop their own filmmaking skills, from short film development sessions to a chance to apply zombie make-up. Computer game designers will be on hand at the popular Game Jam event and there will also be a showcase for young bands.

You can read our Glasgow Film Festival coverage so far here.

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