Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize

Now in its third 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 in two programmes, and the winners will be announced at the closing awards on Sunday 24 March 2024. 

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 2023, The Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize went to Practice by Jack Heydon and My Name is Beth by Sayee Gogate.

This year’s nominees can be found here.