We believe that by removing barriers to participation we can contribute to the gradual and genuine increase in the equality, diversity and inclusivity of the screen and other creative sectors in Scotland.
Established as a charity in 1982, GMAC Film is an open access media centre that delivers a creative and artistic programme for all people, regardless of age, background or income to acquire the skills, knowledge, resources and confidence to realise their ambitions in film and elsewhere in the creative sector.
Our growing programme spans across youth work, film education, training, film commissioning schemes, open access screening events, outreach work and office hire.
“I was given the chance to learn and I was empowered to go into an industry that I thought wasn’t made for people like me” – Kieran Howe tells how GMAC Film helped start his career.
The mission of GMAC Film is, as it has been for nearly 40 years, to promote equality of opportunity for all; inclusive of ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation, gender, age and disability – our target groups. We believe that by removing barriers to participation we can contribute to the gradual and genuine increase in the equality, diversity and inclusivity of the screen and other creative sectors in Scotland.
GMAC Film aims to tackle inequality of opportunity by working with people from communities currently under-represented in the arts. We work closely with a wide range of partners to ensure that our opportunities reach the people who need them most.
GMAC Film seeks to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to engage in projects free at the point of delivery so that low income is never a barrier to taking part, giving confidence, knowledge and ambition to those who become involved, allowing each voice to be heard.
GMAC Film History
GMAC Film started in 1982 as Glasgow Film & Video Workshop. Above all, the purpose was widening access and offering low-cost facilities and equipment. We further wanted to enable a greater diversity of people to make films. This also remains our core purpose today.
GMAC Film moved from its premises in Albion Street to Glasgow’s flagship arts centre at Trongate 103 in 2009.
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Explore our page to see which resources and programmes we deliver. We also create content and hire out space from our Glasgow base at Trongate 103.
GMAC Film worked with 400 young people last year, 81% of whom are underrepresented in the screen industries.
94% of participants said they felt more confident in their soft skills including putting forward ideas.
92% reported increased confidence in knowing what their goals are, achieving goals, and team working skills.
93% of participants reported new friendships and communication skills.
87% of the participants reported increased technical skills.
47% of participants progressed on to further learning and development.
21% of participants progressed to employment and volunteering in the creative sector.
Your Support is Needed
GMAC Film generates income by renting out space, grants, and external funding. Help support our work by setting up a recurring or one-off donation. Read more about what your money goes here.Donate