One of the most innovative youth film festivals in Europe, Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) returns for its 14th edition from 16-18 September. Co-programmed by Glasgow Film and GYFF Young Programmers aged 15-19, who are mentored through a summer school, the festival will open with a special screening of Tom George’s comedic murder mystery See How They Run . Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on a puzzling whodunnit against the glamorous backdrop of the 1950s theatre underground. Based on the world’s longest-running play, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap , the film boasts stunning production design and an impressive ensemble cast including Adrian Brody, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson and Reece Shearsmith.

The festival will close with a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s musical classic Moulin Rouge! In Paris, 1899 bohemian writer Christian (Ewan McGregor) falls in love with courtesan and aspiring actress, Satine (Nicole Kidman). As Satine’s health deteriorates, a jealous Duke (Richard Roxburgh) seeks to tear the lovers apart. With an iconic soundtrack featuring tracks by David Bowie, Madonna and Elton John, this bombastic spectacle remains a big screen experience unlike any other. The wider programme includes Paul Morris's microbudget gangland comedy Angry Young Men , and Kim Hopkins’ documentary on Britain’s longest-running amateur filmmaking club A Bunch Of Amateurs , along with a selection of modern classics such as Moonlight , Napoleon Dynamite and Corpse Bride .

Here's what the GYFF Young Programmers had to say about this year's programme:

‘When curating our festival we tried to think about film choices that really fit our lens and made them truly worth being shown in the GFT. It was important to us that our film choices represented voices that we feel aren’t shown enough in cinema. We also thought it important to show themes of ‘chosen family’ and ‘community’ in our films.

One thing we are looking forward to is seeing films we would love to see in cinema and how the Behind the Scenes Labs in association with BFI Film Academy industry events turn out, as we worked hard to make them feel special. We’re excited for our Opening Gala See How They Run and our Closing Gala Moulin Rouge! which have some special surprises in store for our audience.

We’ve managed to pick a range of films that will appeal to all groups of people and we think feel fresh to see again on the big screen. Classics such as Corpse Bride and Napoleon Dynamite are sure to bring together communities who adore them.

One thing we found ourselves focusing on was the sense of passion behind filmmaking. One of our first picks was the touching documentary A Bunch of Amateurs focusing on a group of older filmmakers who have kept their admiration for the medium throughout the years. This documentary pairs nicely with another pick of ours: Angry Young Men, the directorial debut of filmmaker Paul Morris, who has proven that you don’t need studio backing to create an interesting take on film.

See How The Run opens the festival on the 16th September

Angry Young Men screens on the 17th September

Film Screening Schedule:

See How They Run – Fri 16 Sep (18.00)
Napoleon Dynamite – Fri 16 Sep (20.40)
Take 2: Corpse Bride – Sat 17 Sep (11.30)
A Bunch of Amateurs – Sat 17 Sep (15.15)

Angry Young Men – Sat 17th Sep (17.45)
Moonlight – Sun 18th Sep (15.30)
Moulin Rouge! – Sun 18 Sep (18.30)

Tickets can be bought here GLASGOW YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL