Glasgow Youth Film Festival returns for 2022

GYFF, the innovative festival curated by young people from Glasgow, returns with a mix of old films and mint fresh ones, such as the new comedic murder mystery See How They Run, which opens the festival

Article by Jamie Dunn | 18 Aug 2022
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Glasgow Film has assembled another ridiculously young programming crew to put together the innovative Glasgow Youth Film Festival. Made up of Glasgow teens aged 15 to 19, the festival features a mix of newer titles and a splattering of modern classics. The festivities kick off with Tom George’s eagerly-anticipated comedic murder mystery See How They Run. Set in 1950s London and based on Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, it stars Sam Rockwell as Inspector Stoppard and Saoirse Ronan as his overly-keen assistant, Constable Stalker, as they investigate some shady goings-on at a theatre production. The trailer suggests we’re getting a Knives Out-style whodunit by way of Wes Anderson.

Also among the new films are A Bunch of Amateurs, a charming tragicomic documentary following the amateur filmmaking club the Bradford Movie Makers, and the stylish micro-budget film Angry Young Men, a coming-of-age tale set among a gangland dispute surrounding a fictional housing estate in Scotland. A Bunch of Amateurs’ director and producer (Kim Hopkins and Margareta Szabo, respectively) and Angry Young Men’s director (Paul Morris) will be in town to present their films.

The festival closes in bombastic style with Baz Luhrmann’s musical Moulin Rouge!, which sees Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman belting out tunes by David Bowie, Madonna and Elton John. Other modern classics in the lineup include heartbreaking Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning queer drama Moonlight, Jared Hess's deadpan teen comedy Napoleon Dynamite and Tim Burton's skew-whiff stop-motion animation Corpse Bride.

Glasgow Youth Film Festival returns to GFT its 14th edition from 16-18 Sep. More info and tickets at