What we're about
Young Filmmakers Glasgow is a vibrant collective of young filmmakers based in Glasgow. The group was founded in October 2014 as a platform for young filmmakers around the city to collaborate, run entirely by young filmmakers who met once a week in cafes around Glasgow.
2015 was a year of laying foundations, and producing work that would help many members go on to study filmmaking in further education.
This year, we want to focus on impact, and taking opportunity into the hands of young people.
The First Act Film Festival fulfills this aim by providing an audience - a film is, after all, made to be watched. Our members form the First Act Film Festival committee, a group of budding filmmakers from all over the world, based in Glasgow.
Following this year's festival, we will begin work on their next big project: the First Act Film Fund. This is a fund that aims to give experience and film education to young people across Scotland, and create professional short films that will kickstart a career in the film and television industry. What makes this fund unique is that young people are at its heart: raising the fund and awarding the fund.
2016 is an ambitious year for us, but one in which we hope to leave our mark.
Help us along the way!