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Young Selectors

GFF20 Young Selectors Programme


Are you aged between 18-21?

Do you want to learn about film programming?

Would you enjoy running your own film screening event?

Maybe you could be one of our Young Selectors for Glasgow Film Festival 2020!

What is it?

Glasgow Film is looking for a group of five young people to join our Young Selectors Programme for Glasgow Film Festival 2020.

No experience of working in film is necessary, however passion for films is essential. In return for your commitment, you’ll build up lots of different skills which will provide an excellent addition to your CV!

What will I gain?

  • Meet new and like-minded people with similar interests to you
  • Watch brand new and exciting films at exclusive screenings
  • Meet the GFF staff and find out what they do to help make the festival happen
  • Learn how cinema and festival programming works
  • Meet film industry professionals through supported networking opportunities
  • Be part of Glasgow Film Festival 2020

Who can apply?

To apply to join the programme you must:

  • Have a passion for films
  • Be aged between 18 and 21
  • Live in Glasgow (you must have a Glasgow postcode)
  • Be available on all the dates listed below

Key Dates and Activities for Young Selectors Programme

(Please check you are available for all of the confirmed dates before applying)


Saturday 11 January - Induction

The induction will provide you with an opportunity to meet the professionals who work at GFT and find out about the different roles involved in putting on a film festival.


Saturday 18 January - Screening Day

A full day of watching festival films. During this session we’ll be watching and discussing films, finding out all about how to appeal to a range of audiences and how write reviews, create online content, and plan an event around one of these films.


Thursday 6 February - Weeknight Planning Meeting

During the midweek meeting, we’ll be finalizing plans and making sure everything is in place for the festival. We’ll be working on our marketing and promotion to make sure that our screening and event is a sell-out.


Date TBC – Event Day at Glasgow Film Festival 2020

Our GFF20 event will be between 27 February and 8 March. The exact date is still to be confirmed.

With the support of the Glasgow Film staff, you will run the screening and event that you have selected and planned. This may involve the YSP team presenting an introduction, hosting a post-film discussion or other activities that you have planned for the event.


Thursday 19 March - Evaluation

After the festival is over, you will join us for an evening of evaluating your efforts and reflecting on the experience and what you have learned. 

How to apply

To apply to be one of our Young Selectors, please download and complete the application form and our equal opportunities form, both of which can be found below.

Completed forms should be emailed to

We are strictly limited to five people for this programme.

Please note that applications are now closed.

All applicants will be contacted by email by January 6 2020.

If you are successful you will be sent a consent form which will need to be completed and brought along to your induction before you can take part.

If you have any questions please email

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