Northern Lens Youth Film Festival

Northern Lens is a new Youth Film Festival taking place on 16th June 2024 at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.  As part of the Light the Blue Festival, Station House Media Unit, in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts, are hosting the film festival with support from the Sean Connery Foundation to celebrate youth filmmaking across the country, with a spotlight on the North East.

The festival will include screenings of short films curated by a panel of young people, practical workshops, an inspirational industry panel Q&A session for aspiring filmmakers, a marketplace highlighting local training and education opportunities and networking sessions.  

The day will be an inspiring and informative celebration event, introducing future filmmakers to the industry, whilst supporting current young filmmakers to make connections and use the festival as a platform to share their creativity.

Please see below for the schedule of the day, and if you would like to join us, please book your FREE tickets here -

Northern Lens Schedule:


All Day – Marketplace and networking


1200 – 1215

Welcome and introduction to the day


1215 - 1315

Screening Session 1: Suitable for all


1330 - 1430

Behind the Lens: Practical workshop which gives participants an introduction to camera and lighting skills – facilitated by shmu staff.


1445 – 1545

Screening Session 2: Suitable for all


1600 - 1700

Beyond the Lens: The Sound of Film – an introduction to the use of sound and foley in the filmmaking process.


1730 - 1830

Screening Session 3: Suitable for 12+


1845 – 1945

Through a Northern Lens: Industry Panel - Careers in the film-making industry in the North East of Scotland aimed at future filmmakers.