The Farewell to open Glasgow Youth Film Festival

Special Careers in Film Day also announced

by Jennie Kermode

The Farewell
The Farewell

The full schedule for this year's Glasgow Youth Film Festival was announced today, with Lulu Wang's The Farewell revealed as the opening film. Described as a "brilliant and affecting drama" by Glasgow Film’s Children and Young People Coordinator, Rebecca McSheaffrey, it follows a family's efforts to arrange to say goodbye to their elderly grandmother without letting her know that she's been diagnosed as terminally ill.

The festival will feature a special address by Alan McDonald, screenwriter of last year's opening film, Anna And The Apocalypse. As well as a strong line-up of films which includes a late night screening of cult favourite Heathers, it will host a number of special events aimed at helping young people to explore careers in film, including a dedicated Careers in Film Day on 12 September.

"The GYFF Young Programmers have created a brilliant programme of screenings and workshops for 2019, particular highlights include the Scottish premiere of unique coming-of-age Norwegian drama Phoenix, and the brilliant documentary Drag Kids, followed by what is sure to be a lively Skype Q&A!" said Glasgow Film’s Youth Programme Officer, Emma McDonald. "The team have really brought their imagination to the programming, and the Closing Gala: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is sure to be an unforgettable immersive screening."

The main festival, which is curated entirely by young people, runs from 13 to 15 September.

Share this with others on...
News

On the bumpy road to bromance From Sundance short to prize-winning feature

Down to earth with Alice Winocour French director to attend Glasgow Film Festival gala opening

Sundance 2020 preview Films we're looking out for in the coming days

My First Film to open Glasgow Short Film Festival Felix Kubin joins guest line-up

25th New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema lineup announced Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth to open festival

Sundance looks to future Festival skips press conference as chiefs talk of evolution and revolution

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest from Sundance in Utah.



We're looking forward to the Glasgow Film Festival.



We've recently been at Palm Springs, the French Film Festival and Tallinn Black Nights, Welsh horror spectacular Abertoir, the London Korean Film Festival and DOC NYC and the Valencia Film Festival.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

Win a copy of Clockwise in our latest competition.