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Young Scottish Filmmaker Prize 2

25 March

Glasgow Film Theatre and Eden Court Highlands have once again joined forces with Glasgow Short Film Festival to deliver the Young Scottish Filmmakers Prize, supported by the BFI Film Academy (awarding funds from the National Lottery) and in association with BFI Film Academy SCENE. The prize is delivered 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 26 March.

This second programme showcases shortlisted films by filmmakers who have completed a film with support, whether from university or college, an organisation like GMAC Film, a programme like BFI Film Academy or who have received funding or technical assistance. 

All films captioned for d/Deaf viewers.

Lights Across the Shore

19 year-old Joseph leaves his home on a Scottish island for Edinburgh, where after meeting a girl outside the cinema, he falls in love for the first time.


An adult content creator runs into her subscriber at an apartment viewing with her parents and finds herself in an identity clash at the least expected time.

All Up There

A portrait of youth, womanhood and medical misogyny – 20-something Eilidh goes to a GP, desperately seeking answers for the debilitating pain that is haunting her.

My Name is Beth

Beth visits her estranged grandmother Verity in the remote Scottish countryside. To her surprise, Verity mistakes Beth for a council worker.​

Spicy Pink Tea

In reverence to the British paintings that watch over her from inside a desolate stately home, a young Pakistani girl aspires to become the perfect upper-class lady.


Plus-size burlesque enthusiast Mandy is practicing for her first public performance, but only when her best friend needs her help does she find the confidence to perform in her full power.

  • Recommended age 15+
  • Duration 1h30m
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