COP26 is coming to Glasgow in November

COP26 is coming to Glasgow in November and SYFF have partnered with the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and ScottishPower to launch a film competition designed to give young Scots a voice at this historic event.

We want you to make a film on the theme of Change. How does climate change impact you? Have you changed your behaviour because of it? What do we need to change to ensure a greener future?

It’s up to you.

Shortlisted films will be announced at this year’s Scottish Youth Film Festival and winning films will receive their prizes at a special event to be held during COP26.

Please don’t use copyrighted music.

You can access free, non-copyright music by clicking on the following links, from sites like and Royalty Free Music | No Copyright Music on Soundcloud and YouTube.

For free sound effects go to

Please credit the artists and the website in your credits.

You can also source free stills and clips from and

Click on the FilmFreeway link below to upload your films. Please click on the option to make them downloadable.

Good Luck

These clips from the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive show scenes from Scotland’s past.

You can download these clips and use them in your film if any of them are relevant or you could use them as the basis for your film.

It really is up to you.

Wealth of a Nation (1938) -

New Towns (1969) -

The Big Mill (1963) -

Life in the Scottish Highlands:Population & Social Problems (1968) -

Busman’s Holiday (1959) -

Click on the link to Vimeo and then click the download option if you’d like to use the clip in your film.