Last weekend, we joined the masses of young people heading to the STUC and GFT buildings in Glasgow for the very first FANS Youth Film Festival.
FANS Youth Film Festival is all about showcasing and celebrating the work of young filmmakers, at all levels, from all areas of Scotland. The festival was organised and facilitated by FANS Youth Team; twelve young people from around Scotland who have been working together to design and implement the festival to create a truly inspirational weekend of youth-made film and events for young and aspiring filmmakers.
From the 16 – 18 November, the festival saw a brilliant variety of events, screenings, panel discussions and workshops, including appearances and career advice from the teams behind Outlander, Anna and the Apocalypse, Scot Squad and other industry professionals like Screenwriter and Filmmaker, Raisah Ahmed, Screenwriter and Actor, Maryam Hamidi and Alex Porter-Smith and Ethan Currie from High Tide Media.
Young filmmakers from all over Scotland saw their short films screened as part of the general submissions and the Short Film Challenge campaign, in addition to having the opportunity to network with people working in the screen industry.
We caught some of the highlights and spoke to the FANS Youth Team about the festival - hear what they had to say in this video...
Film Access Scotland is a consortium of leading moving image and media access organisations that work with young people and the wider community to create access to and understanding of film in all its forms. Film Access Scotland has a rich and diverse history of engaging with people at all stages of their learning journey and for nurturing creativity, artistic expression and raising levels of attainment and aspiration.
Find out more about Film Access Scotland and FANS Youth Film Festival on their website: https://filmaccess.scot/festival/