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Behind the Scenes in association with BFI Film Academy Labs at Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2021

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2021 took over the GFT for the weekend of 17-19 September 2021. The innovative film festival, programmed by 15–19-year-old film lovers, included a variety of cult classics, exciting new releases and a whole new strand of free industry events.

This brand-new industry strand, Behind the Scenes in association with BFI Film Academy Labs, launched at Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2021, providing audiences with a variety of inspiring industry events to learn from. Panels, workshops, and talks from a range of industry guests, were a huge success at this year's GYFF.

The Behind the Scenes in association with BFI Film Academy Labs strand will continue beyond GYFF, featuring a host of events and Masterclasses - both online and in-person - at Glasgow Film Theatre and Eden Court. Funded by BFI Film Academy and Gannochy Trust and in partnership with Eden Court.

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BFI Film Lab – From Dream to Reality: Bringing Your Short Film Ideas to Life

It all kicked off at "Breaking into the Industry with BECTU" with a panel of young industry professionals, discussing the first steps in their careers with BECTU Executive Amy Shaw as the host of the event. The panel, with experience in a range of departments including script development, camera operation, and production administration, spoke about a variety of methods of getting ahead in their careers and how BECTU helped them achieve their goals.

Bectu-discussion.jpg#asset:2485932"Breaking into the industry with BECTU"

Director of Glasgow Youth Film Festival film, Granada Nights, Abid Khan, was the special guest of the "Day in the Life of a Director" event. Along with two members of the GYFF programming team, Molly and Jordan, Abid discussed his first feature film, his journey from corporate work to filmmaking and his artistic choices.

Abid.jpg#asset:2485936"Day in the Life of the Director with Abid Khan"

Next, GYFF partnered with Short Circuit on panel discussion "How to Build Your Network", with their Talent Executive Iria Pizania as the host. Blazing Griffin Producer Lauren Lamarr, Scottish Documentary Institute Festival and Distribution Co-ordinator Alex Colta, and Granada Nights Director Abid Khan were the special guests at the event. With a vast range of first-hand experience of networking in the film industry, the audience were able to learn the essential and practical steps key to networking effectively.

On Sunday, "Fashioning Wicked Women" saw Fashion and Film expert Casci Ritchie present an in-depth analysis of the costumes of fierce, wicked women in film, inspired by GYFF Cult Classic pick Death Becomes Her. With an emphasis on colour choice and the crucial role of costume in iconic cinema, Casci discussed how strong, sometimes magical women in film are presented and perceived, as well as how their influence is still seen today in shows such as Wandavision.

Costume.jpg#asset:2485933"Fashioning Wicked Women with Casci Ritchie"

"BFI Film Lab – From Dream to Reality: Bringing Your Short Film Ideas to Life" – came to Glasgow for GYFF. BFI Script experts Theresa Boden and Gabriella Apiciella took the audience through each essential step in producing a successful short film, from initial concept creation right through to submission to festivals.

Make Film History project lead Dr Shane O’Sullivan led a panel discussion about the ways filmmakers can utilise many forms of archival footage in their projects, with several experts on the matter in "Make Archive History". Directors and Writers, Shona Thomson and Paul Wright, as well as Emily Munro from The National Library of Scotland, shared their varied and valuable experiences with archive footage in filmmaking.

Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker Duncan Cowles brought his completely one-of-a-kind workshop to GYFF, "Documentary in an Hour". In this workshop, Duncan made a unique and brand-new documentary in just one hour with the help of audience members. The result is different every time and at GYFF an unexpected journey, from climate change to Busted, ensured the audience left not only informed about the ease and accessibility of documentary making, but also laughing.

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"Documentary in an Hour with Duncan Cowles"

Thank you to our funders: BFI Film Academy, Gannochy Trust, Glasgow City Council and Screen Scotland.

Look out for more Behind the Scenes in association with BFI Film Academy Labs events coming soon. Behind the Scenes in association with BFI Film Academy Labs will be at Inverness Film Festival 10-11 November and at Glasgow Film Festival 2022.

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