Glasgow Youth Film Festival announces 2016 slate

The Witch to open teen selection.

by Jennie Kermode

The Witch
The Witch

The full line-up for next year's Glasgow Youth Film Festival has been announced, with Roger Eggers' historical horror The Witch to be introduced by star Kate Dickie as the opening gala. The festival will close with a special screening of Edward Scissorhands in a converted church.

"This year GYFF has a very eclectic and diverse programme, which reflects not only the GYFF team but also the people we hope will come to see the films," said 16 year old Frances Driscoll, part of the programming team. "Almost all the films we are showing are debut films made by extremely talented young filmmakers from across the globe; we chose them because we felt they highlighted the importance of youth voice exceptionally well. The films tackle a wide range of issues in a fresh and interesting way – they stimulated some very profound discussions amongst us, and we hope they will inspire and provoke others, too."

Alongside the films there will be a documentary discussion panel and a filmmaking class designed to help develop young talent, as well as further special events and appearances by special guests such as actor Conor McCarron.

The festival runs from 12 to 15 February. It's supported by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Creative Media Skills, The City of Science, The Goethe Institute and Sustainable Glasgow.

Read our coverage so far.

Share this with others on...

Recording the soul Arnaud Desplechin on editing, Oh Mercy! and Cries And Whispers

A contemporary character Pietro Marcello on his film of Martin Eden and Jack London’s novel

The making of a hybrid Bertrand Bonello on histories and Zombi Child

An enigma Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Young Ahmed

A world of friendship Nichola Burley and Roxanne Scrimshaw talk about living the dream and creating characters in Lynn + Lucy

Robert Forster dies at 78 Co-stars remember much-loved character actor

Martin Scorsese to receive DOC NYC Lifetime Achievement award Robert and Anne Drew Awards also announced

More news and features

We're bringing you coverage of the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff.

We're looking forward to the Cambridge Film Festival, New York's NewFest, the London Korean Film Festival and the French Film Festival.

We've recently been at Grimmfest, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the San Sebastian Film Festival, Austin's Fantastic Fest, the Glasgow Youth Film Festival and Frightfest in London.

Read our full for more.

Visit our festivals section.


More competitions coming soon.