The Glasgow Youth Film Festival has its entire line-up selected by young people for young people, with something for every youth age group. It will also involve special events.
A Story Of Children And Film and Felix
Aya Of Yop City
(Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie; Writer: Marguerite Abouet; Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tella Kpomahou, Tatiana Rojo)
An adaptation of a popular Ivory Coast-set comic book featuring studious Aya and her carefree friends Bintou and Adjoua.
Beetlejuice (Beetle Juice)
(Country: US; Year: 1988; Director: Tim Burton; Writer: Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson; Stars: Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Annie McEnroe)
A recently deceased couple turn to a sleazy ghost to try and get an obnoxious living family evicted from their beloved home.
Blue Exorcist: The Movie (Blue Exorcist The Movie)
(Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Atsushi Takahashi; Writer: Reiko Yoshida; Stars: Nobuhiko Okamoto, Jun Fukuyama, Kana Hanazawa, Kazuya Nakai, Kôji Yusa, Yûki Kaji)
A pair of twins are recruited to help protect their city from invading demons.
Concrete Night (Betoniyö)
(Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Pirjo Honkasalo; Writer: Pirjo Honkasalo, Pirkko Saisio; Stars: Alex Anton, Johannes Brotherus, Teijo Eloranta, Anneli Karppinen, Iida Kuningas, Rea Mauranen, Hannele Nieminen, Mauno Paajanen, Pauli Poranen, Juhan Ulfsak, Jari Virman)
A youngster receives bad advice from his soon-to-be-jailed older brother.
(Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Matthew Johnson; Writer: Josh Boles, Matthew Johnson, Matthew Miller, Evan Morgan; Stars: Matthew Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison, Brandon Wickens, Jay McCarrol, Josh Boles, Shailene Garnett, Alen Delain, Paul Daniel Ayotte)
Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors and The Wind Rises
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy)
The drama, competition, heartbreak, and triumph among a group of struggling students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
(Country: South Africa; Year: 2013; Director: Roberta Durrant; Writer: Shirley Johnson; Stars: Hlayani Junior Mabasa, Linda Sokhulu, Okwethu Banisi, Andrea Dondolo, Nicholas Ellenbogen, Wonga Fasi, Adrian Galley, Joseph Hughes, Andre Jacobs, Langley Kirkwood, Mlamli Lalapantsi, Wesley Lerwill, Elvis Mahomba)
A family story of determination, dreams and jazz.
It Felt Like Love
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Eliza Hittman; Writer: Eliza Hittman; Stars: Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni, Ronen Rubinstein, Jesse Cordasco, Nick Rosen, Case Prime)
On the outskirts of Brooklyn, a 14-year-old girl’s sexual quest takes a dangerous turn when she pursues an older guy and tests the boundaries between obsession and love.
I Feel Like Disco
(Year: 2013; Director: Axel Ranisch; Writer: Axel Ranisch, Sönke Andresen; Stars: Frithjof Gawenda, Heiko Pinkowski, Christina Große, Robert Alexander Baer)
A teenage boy obsessed with disco develops a crush on a man who doesn't want people thinking he's gay.
Leave To Remain
(Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Bruce Goodison; Writer: Charlotte Colbert, Bruce Goodison; Stars: Toby Jones, Simon Meacock, Jason Newell, Emma N Power, Farshid Rokey, Anusha Prakash, Naoufal Ousellam, Melanie Wilder, Yasmin Mwanza, Zarrien Masieh)
Bruce Goodison conceived of a 3 year project to train cast and crew for a film that would tell the unique stories of teenage asylum seekers, who unlike their adult counterparts often had no choice in their unaccompanied flight to the UK.
Talea and Teenage
Mr Peabody & Sherman
(Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Rob Minkoff; Writer: Craig Wright; Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell, Patrick Warburton, Alison Janney, Mel Brooks)
A genius dog and his adopted son have time travelling adventures with hilarious animated results
(Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell; Writer: Chris Butler; Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Casey Affleck, John Goodman)
A misunderstood boy is the only one who can save his town from an ancient curse.
(Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Brahim Fritah)
The story of a Moroccan family in France.
(Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Kim Mordaunt; Writer: Kim Mordaunt; Stars: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Alice Keohavong, Thep Phongam, Sumrit Warin)
A youngster and his family try to forge a new life after being displaced by a dam.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Sam Fleischner; Writer: Micah Bloomberg, Rose Lichter-Marck)
A boy with Asperger's syndrome goes riding on the New York subway for days as his distraught mother searches for him.
Concrete Night and Mr Peabody & Sherman
A Story Of Children And Film
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Mark Cousins; Writer: Mark Cousins)
A look at the way children have been represented in film from around the world.
(Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Katharina Mückstein; Writer: Selina Gnos, Katharina Mückstein; Stars: Lili Epply, Eva-Maria Gintsberg, Philipp Hochmair)
Jasmin wants to bond with her mother, Eva, recently released from prison, but Eva’s love life interferes.
(Country: US, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Matt Wolf; Writer: Jon Savage, Matt Wolf; Stars: Narrated by actors Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer and Jesse Usher)
A social history of the teenager.
They Will Return (Eles Voltam)
(Country: Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Marcelo Lordello; Writer: Marcelo Lordello; Stars: Maria Luiza Tavares, Geórgio Kokkosi, Elayne de Moura, Mauricéia Conceição, Jéssica Gomes de Brito, Irma Brown, Germano Haiut, Teresa Costa Rêgo, Clara Oliveira, Georgio Kokkosi)
Two children are mysteriously abandoned by their parents.
We Are The Best! (Vi är bäst!)
(Country: Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Lukas Moodysson; Writer: Lukas Moodysson, from the graphic novel by Coco Moodysson; Stars: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne)
Coming of age tale about three teenage girls in Stockholm forming a punk band.
We Are The Best! and They Will Return
The White Balloon (Badkonake Sefid)
(Country: Iran; Year: 1995; Director: Jafar Panahi; Writer: Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi; Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska, Mohammad Shahani)
A small girl struggles to hold onto the money that she has been given to buy a goldfish with.
The Wind Rises
(Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Writer: Hayao Miyazaki; Stars: Hideaki Anno, Mirai Shida, Jun Kunimura, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Mansai Nomura, Steve Alpert, Masahiko Nishimura, Shinobu Ôtake, Morio Kazama, Keiko Takeshita)
Hayao Miyazaki brings together the engineer Jiro Horikoshi and the author Tatsuo Hori in a fictional epic tale of love.