THE world's biggest youth film festival has taken over Glasgow.

Running until November 24, school pupils across the city will be able to take part in dozens of events during the Into Film Festival 2017.

The festival runs across Scotland with more than 280 free events for five to 19 year olds in venues - ranging from multiplex and independent cinemas to Edinburgh Zoo and Scotland’s Secret Bunker.

In Glasgow, highlights include BAFTA Scotland award winning film maker Hope Dickson Leach given a Q&A following a screening of her film The Levelling.

Children's animated film My Life as a Courgette will be followed with a talk by Richard Warden of the Mental Health Foundation.

And a screening of A Beautiful Planet will be accompanied by a talk from the UK Space Agency at the Glasgow Science Centre IMAX.

Last year more than 47,000 teachers and young people across Scotland engaged with the Festival, which is funded by Cinema First and support from the BFI through Lottery funding.

The programme will offer a range of stories curated with education in mind.

Film titles, encompassing blockbuster premieres, classics and hidden gems from the archive, will address representation of diversity and topical issues such as bullying, immigration, war and the environment.

Earlier this year the Evening Times told how Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was delighted to meet young stars from John Paul Academy.

The school's film club won a 2017 Into Film Award and received the gong in a ceremony at London's Leicester Square.

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