A GROUP of media students from City of Glasgow College are creating their own film festival, the "Bona Fide Youth Film Festival".

Aiming to offer young filmmakers the chance to showcase their work to a live audience in a real film theatre, the Bona Fide Festival will provide students the chance to network with professionals from the industry directly.

The one-day festival will include screenings, workshops and talks curated by the students themselves.

A number of guest speakers offering valuable workshops about working in the film and television industry will also take place throughout the day.

One of which will be held by Sean Lionadh, an up and coming poet, writer and filmmaker from Glasgow and winner of the Royal Television Society Award 2019, the John Byrne Award April 2018 and March 2019 and the Celtic Media Award 2019.

Glasgow Times:

Taking place from 11am-4pm on February 15th at the GMAC Film in Trongate, Glasgow, the cinema itself is a creative hub for filmmakers with screening facilities that allow creators to showcase their work on the big screen.

Bona Fide are now accepting short film submissions from students and young creators, which will be screened and entered into a competition to win the Bona Fide Film Festival Best Picture Award.

The Bona Fide Youth Festival is announced following news of the National Theatre Connections launching its 2020 programme, where it will work with working with 15 Scottish schools and youth groups and 330 young people, marking a fertile time for young creatives in the city.

Tickets for the Bona Fide Film Festival are available to all for £5 each for screenings or £10 each for acess to workshops and talks, and can be purchased in the GMAC Cinema at Trongate, or online.

Copies of each submission will be available at the Festival also.