Ayr’s first ever student film festival has been organised by students from the University of the West of Scotland.

The Ayr Student Film Festival will see UWS students and alumni have their work premiered in Ayr Town Hall on October 15.

Current and former students can submit their films to be judged by a panel of UWS students who will decide which films will be included in the festival.

One of the festival’s organisers and fourth year film student, Andrea Costa, said: “It’s good to have a platform, or at least somewhere students can showcase their work - especially because, in Ayr, there’s not really a place outside of the university where there are screenings or film festivals.

“We wanted to give the opportunity to other students, so whoever submitted a film could hopefully get some money back from what they spent on the film.

"But then it developed a bit of a different direction than being money-oriented and is mostly for the community."

The event is a collaboration between the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Ayr Film Society, and Filmmaking and Screen Writing students.

“One of the main objectives we’ve had from the beginning," Andrea added, "was trying to create this collaboration between UWS and the Ayr Film Society, so that the town can be more involved in what’s happening at the university.”

The organisers hope that the festival can continue beyond this year to become a yearly event.

Submitting a film is free of charge and tickets to the event are only £3.

To submit a film or buy tickets to the festival, visit the Ayr Student Film Festival’s website.