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Glasgow Film Theatre/Film Fest – 2020 IN UNDER twenty

Flex your filmmaking skills and join us in putting a positive spin on what has been a truly strange 12 months, in our end of year competition: 2020 In Under Twenty.

We invite all lovers of film to submit a 20 second film that celebrates something positive you have taken from this year. We know that 2020 has been a challenge for us all, and we want to round up the year by celebrating moments of positivity, however small they may be.

We welcome entries of any level of skill and in any style, from your DIY family videos to your short film projects. All we ask is that entries are under 20 seconds long, and about something positive in your life this year. No need for fancy equipment – shooting it on your phone will do. Watch some examples from the Glasgow Film team for inspiration!

We invite submissions via Instagram or TikTok using the #GFF2020UnderTwenty, or if you prefer you can submit your film privately by sending the file to

Entries will be judged by our panel of film enthusiasts, with prizes up for grabs including a year’s MUBI subscription, tickets to Glasgow Film Festival 2021, a GFT CineCard membership and a selection of other film-related goodies.


The Rules:

  1. Your film must be under 20 seconds

  2. It must adhere to Instagram Community Guidelines (

  3. It should have a positive spin

  4. Have fun!

Submissions Close 16 December 2020


Terms and Conditions:

  1. By entering the competition, you consent to Glasgow Film sharing your short film submission via the Glasgow Film Festival website and social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube – alone or as part of a compilation of submissions. We will always credit you when sharing your submission. Submissions may also screened at GFT, on the cinema and/or bar screens.

  2. Multiple winners will be chosen by our panel of film enthusiasts. One winner will be chosen for each available prize. The panel’s decision is final.

  3. The competition closes at 5pm on Wednesday 16 December 2020.

  4. Prizes are non-transferrable and there is no cash alternative.

  5. One entry per person.

  6. Only the winners will be contacted personally and will be notified via Instagram messenger or email

  7. The GFF tickets prize must be collected 1 hour before the screening starts from GFT Box Office. If they are not collected, they will be released for public sale. The winner will have the choice of in-person cinema tickets or tickets for an online screening on Glasgow Film At Home

  8. Entrants must be 18 years or older.

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.


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