Child-friendly films moved to Glasgow’s main festival.
Child-friendly programming will see a big cut at the 2015 Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF), in what its organisers have labelled “a radical shake-up.”
GYFF is the only film festival in Europe entirely curated by 15- to 18-year-olds, and for its seventh year organizers have relegated most child-friendly films to the main Glasgow Film Festival in order to focus on “audacious” youth cinema.
The event, which runs from February 6-8, will include the Scottish premiere of sci-fi thrillerThe Signal, which stars Laurence Fishburne and Olivia Cooke, and a special screening of the Channel 4 series Glue alongside a Q&A with its cast and crew.
The line-up also includes a world cinema programme, with German thriller For No Eyes Onlyand sci-fi anime Time of Eve.
Local teenagers have worked together over six months to choose the line-up, guests and events at the festival. Sean McInally, 16, said: “Working on the GYFF team has been a fantastic insight into film festival programming, events organisation and the film industry itself.”
Kirsty McKechnie, also 16, said: “Some of the films we’ve chosen address issues faced by young people all over the world; some of them are just great examples of filmmaking involving young people and their concerns.”
The festival also includes masterclasses about writing, directing and filmmaking.
The full line-up of feature films is below:
Friday, 6 February
The Signal (Scottish Premiere)
Shaun of the Dead
Saturday, 7 February
For No Eyes Only (UK Premiere)
Supernova (Scottish Premiere)
Sunday, 8 February
Time of Eve