Scottish Event Campus

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) features the SEC Centre - five interconnected exhibition and meeting spaces, the iconic 3,000 seat SEC Armadillo and our most recent addition, The SSE Hydro – a 13,000 capacity concert, sporting and special events arena.  With its infinite flexibility, the campus has gone from strength to strength and, with planned expansion and development, will continue to position Glasgow on the world stage.  

SEC Armadillo

Designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, the SEC Armadillo is a Glasgow landmark with a unique style and practical, comfortable facilities for up to 3,000.

SEC Centre

SEC Centre offers five interconnected exhibition and event halls with a combined area of over 22,000sqm.    

SSE Hydro

A truly iconic structure, the 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro is Scotland’s home of live entertainment and is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top three arenas globally.

A short film competition

The SSE Hydro has been ranked the second busiest arena in the world, welcoming 1.2 million visitors every. single. year AND we’ve been lucky enough to host some of the BIGGEST names in music on our stage.

This September marks our 5th birthday and in celebration of this, and Scotland’s Year of Young People, we’re looking for aspiring young filmmakers to give us your take on the Hydro;

  • What it means to Glasgow
  • The experience of attending a gig here
  • The impact it has had on you and the city

This is your chance to win £4k worth of film equipment, a mentoring session with an experienced filmmaker, city-wide exposure and 4 tickets to a gig of your choice!

Whatever your personal response is, whether it’s a documentary, narrative fiction, experimental, promotional or a music video - if you think you can sum it up into a short film, read on…


Next Steps

All entries will be put before a panel, including The SSE Hydro’s Head of Live Entertainment, and a shortlist of 4 will be selected.

If shortlisted we’ll get you in for a pre-production meeting, set up a mentoring session with an experienced filmmaker and kick-off the creation of your 2-minute short film.

The overall winner will be decided by public vote in August.


-Open to young people aged 26 and under
-Free to enter
-Submission deadline: 12 June 2018

Initial Submission


  • Either 1 A4 page OR a 1-minute video pitch, describing your idea for a 2-minute short film and telling us a bit about yourself
  • An example of your past work


  • Up to 3 supporting images
  • Mood board



All shortlisted (including overall winner)

  • 1 mentor session with an experienced filmmaker

  • Pre and post production meetings

  • Filming access to a (pre-selected) gig

  • Screened at a City Centre location

  • Widely promoted across The SSE Hydro’s social media channels

  • City-wide exposure

  • 4 tickets to a gig of your choice



  • Film equipment worth £4,000

  • Screening at The SSE Hydro

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