Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize

Now in its fourth year, the Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize is an opportunity open to filmmakers from across Scotland from ages 18-25. It is delivered by Glasgow Film Education in partnership with Eden Court Highlands and Glasgow Short Film Festival, supported by BFI Film Academy awarding National Lottery funding, and designed in consultation with Short Circuit and GMAC Film.

The competition is open to young filmmakers aged 18-25, and judged by festival programmers and a jury of young people. We present the shortlisted films during the festival, and the winners will be announced at the closing awards on Sunday 23 March 2025. 

The competition offers prizes in two categories: firstly, films by filmmakers who have not received formal education or training or funding during the production of their film. And secondly, films by filmmakers who have completed a film with with formal funding or support from a university, college or film organisation.

In 2024, The Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize went to Mouth by Guy Woods and The House of Culture by Becky Miková.

Submissions for the 2025 prize will open later in 2024.