A Young Film Programmers’ (YFP) Group is a facilitated group of 16-25 year olds who meet on a regular basis to increase their knowledge of independent film and have the chance to programme, plan, market and present screenings to share their voice with a wider audience. 

Become a member

The Young Film Programmers’ (YFP) Group is now coordinated by the Young Film Network South East.

Open to all cinemas, mixed arts venues or film festivals in the South East region who are working with, or interested in working with, 16-25 year olds. Or community groups, arts organisation and charities already working with local young people and interested in developing film watching and filmmaking activity.

All venue members receive a comprehensive resource pack, bespoke facilitator training sessions, and access to progression opportunities for the young people you are working with.

If you are interested in finding out more about starting a Young Film Programmer’s Group, or if you already run a YFP group in the region, you can head to their website to find out more.



To keep us all connected with each other during lockdown, Reel Connections partnered with Film Hub South East to host Intermissions, a range of activities, industry-related resources and opportunities for Young Film Programmers (YFP’s) and their audiences.

If you are already a YFP, or a young person interested in getting involved, then our closed Facebook group is a great place to share good practice, swap ideas, troubleshoot and promote your activities more widely. So, if you are not already a member, please do join up.

If you are a facilitator or member of a programming team, and would like further information about the Young Film Programmers project you can contact us.

YFP Recommends

Young Film Programmers from across our region recommend films they think we should all watch! Read what other Young Film Programmers from across the country think you might like to watch from comedy and classics to Science fiction and thrillers.

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Weekly round up

There is a whole host of FREE treats to choose from via online players, with new and classic films to watch on free-to-view channels each week check out our recommendations online on All4, BBC iPlayer and more.

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Online Screenings

During lockdown, our Young Film Programmers across the South East region have been suggesting great films to communally watch, followed by a chance to discuss the film afterwards.

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As part of the Young Film Programmers project, we supported the development of Film East, a multi-award-winning global film organisation based in the East of England and the East Coast of the United States.

Since its founding in Norwich, UK in 2019, the group has provided a global platform for young audiences to experience and interact with film.