GMAC Film operates through a combination of grant funding and generated income. The work we do with our target groups of young people is free at the point of delivery. Your support will allow us to turn plans into actions and create much-needed opportunities for more young people. 

Sponsorship opportunities

You can be directly involved with the projects that interest you the most! Contact us directly with which projects you are interested in. Find a full list of our programmes below.

If you become a business sponsor GMAC Film may be able to double the value of your sponsorship through the Arts and Business Scotland’s Culture and Business Fund. Contact us for business sponsorship opportunities. 

Friend of GMAC

If you are a UK taxpayer we will be able to claim Gift Aid when you provide the required details on the form.

Why donate?

Movie Club

≈ £5 – £10

Providing free cinema for young people to watch films together. 50% of our Movie Club participants tell us it is the only time they are able to go to the cinema. They also tell us they love meeting new friends and having the opportunity to talk about the films afterwards in a safe and creative space. All Movie Club participants get free snacks and transport home.

Youth Programme

≈ £350+

It costs approximately £350 a year for a young person to take part in our youth programme. Each place at Summer School costs £1,000, so we are always limited by the numbers we can raise funding for. All of our youth activities are free and we rely on funding and donations to deliver this work.


≈ £100 – £1,000

There are all types of equipment required from clapperboards to hard drives – for example a hard drive costs approximately £100, and we need 4 drives for each summer school film.

We currently need to update our camera equipment for the young people to use for our various projects:

  • Lighting kit – £4,000
  • Camera and accessories – £5,000
  • Sound Mixer – £2,000
  • Editing equipment – £2,500

Short Film Sponsor

≈ £1,500+

Wouldn’t you love to be the person responsible for discovering the next Shane Meadows or David McKenzie by sponsoring their first short film? Our young filmmakers want to make their own films, but struggle to get funding as all of the existing schemes require experience before applicants can be successful. Help us bring diverse stories to the screen!


≈ £15,000

We have an undocumented archive of films, videos, scripts and other memorabilia. Once collated it will tell the history of GMAC Film and the development of independent filmmaking over the past 37 years. It will also add context to Glasgow’s social history: a history that we want to see collated and preserved for future generations. Your donation will help us to secure the expertise we need to bring this long awaited archive to life.

Café Flicker Award Sponsor

Each month there is a winning film and at the end of the year all of the winning films are screened at the Big Flick where the film of the year is picked. Your company could sponsor an award for the winning filmmaker! This could be a cash award or better still some time in a post-production suite, a free grade on their next film, passes to the Glasgow or Edinburgh Film Festival, a session with a script editor – the possibilities are endless!