Scottish Youth Film Festival

The Scottish Youth Film Festival is a charity which aims to improve the life outcomes of young people in Scotland through film. We do this in three ways, our annual festival, through film education in schools, and through Outreach film projects which target young people who would not normally get the chance to make a film.

Since we are all in lockdown, our normal projects have been postponed but we want to hear from you, please watch the film and read below to find out more.

Scottish Youth Film Festival - Covid 19 Statement

At this time we are obviously hindered in our normal work. We are a charity who engage directly with young people - activities that are currently impossible.

To that end we are launching a new film competition in association with the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and we are challenging young people to turn their creativity to the current situation by making a film with the theme of “Home”.

Please watch the film and read the details below including where to upload your finished film. We will be uploading videos in the coming weeks offering tips and advice for all the filmmakers out there.

Perhaps you can help young people in isolation through film? Perhaps you are a group that needs our help? In either case - please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Stay Safe. Social distance. Wash your hands.

Home Film Competition

In order to encourage as many people as possible to enter, we are going to keep this simple.

Entrants should be Scottish or resident in Scotland and aged 19 years or under. Family involvement is encouraged however.

Films must be five minutes or under, including titles and credits.


There are many sites on the web where you can find copyright free music. A good place to start is www.bensound.com

The theme of the film is “Home”, but please interpret that whichever way you’d like.

Films can be documentary, animation or live action or any combination of these you’d like.

Film on a phone, on a tablet or on a camera if you have one.

Details of prizes and Awards will be announced soon.

Completed films should be uploaded to FilmFreeway. Click the logo to be taken to the upload page.

Good luck.