The mission of GMAC Film is to empower young people, emerging film talent and independent filmmakers by enabling them to acquire the skills, knowledge, confidence and resources to realise their ambitions in film or elsewhere in the creative industries. GMAC Film develops talent from all backgrounds – including individuals from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the media industries – and creates open access points for them to enter the industry.

GMAC Film is an active member of the Glasgow Youth Arts Hub, Film Access network Scotland (FANS) and Screen Training Scotland (STS), linking opportunities while identifying gaps and collaborating on new work.

We’re a charity and social enterprise; all income goes towards our work with young people and the independent filmmaking community.


GMAC Film began as Glasgow Film and Video Workshop to open access to independent filmmakers outside the Southern and London areas. Offering low cost access to facilities and equipment, we aimed to enable a greater diversity of people to make films and this, despite changing patterns of funding and outreach, remains our core purpose today.

In 2010 GMAC Film moved from humble premises in Albion Street to purpose-built studios at Trongate 103 where we hire out (production) office space, a training suite, editing facilities and a screening room. With most of our community projects run in the same space, the 5thfloor is a vibrant and inspiring hub for anyone creative.

GMAC Film is run by a dedicated team of staff members, Board of Directors and informed by our Youth Team.