Depot Young Programmers

The Depot Young Programmers are a group of young adults, aged 16-20, who put on regular monthly screenings at the award-winning Depot cinema. Our aim is to help bring a wider range of audiences into the cinema and explore a new world of cinema they may not have been aware of.

All our work is our own, we produce our own marketing materials, design our own posters and film our trailers. Everything we do demonstrates our sheer enthusiasm for film.

We are active on social media including Instagram, Facebook, Letterboxd and Twitter, posting all the information you need about upcoming events and screenings. We are taking a summer break now but new events will start from September.

Depot Young Programmers Takeover Day

On June 29th Depot’s Young Programmers took over the cinema!
We hosted our annual film festival, this year the event was entitled Obsession: A Cinematic Journey. The day consisted of three great films focused on the theme of obsession – Darren Aronofsky’s dark drama Black Swan, Yorgos Lanthimos’ hilarious and disturbing The Lobster and Dan Gilroy’s masterpiece Nightcrawler.
Each of these films was preceded by a brief introduction by one of the young programmers. Alongside the films a group of young people made short films on the subject of obsession in a filmmaking workshop, Depot cinema tickets were awarded to the winning team in a quiz written and hosted by the young programmers and four brilliant young singers and bands played. 
This screening event was part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.  Explore all films and events at    

Previous DYP events

Beginning in December 2017, we have presented monthly screenings of films from a variety of genres. We’ve presented horror movies like The Girl with All the Gifts, Jaws, A Girl Who Walks Home Alone At Night and Orphan. We have screened coming of age dramas like Moonlight, Juno, Persepolis, The Virgin Suicides, Rebel without a cause, 20th Century Women and Cinema Paradiso. We’ve also screened Musicals like Hairspray, Labyrinth and Hedwig & the Angry Inch and cult classics like Donnie Darko and Jackie Brown.

We have had events like Britain’s got talent semi-finalist Ventriloquist and Magician Sam Jones before our Labyrinth screening and Q&As  after out screenings of 20th Century Women and Cinema Paradiso. We also had a quiz and a local band playing music on our ‘Female Gaze’ takeover day in July 2018, alongside some screenings of local student short films. We even interviewed the famous film critic David Thomson in a live Q and A.

Facebook: @depotyoungprogrammers

Twitter: @Depot_YP

Instagram: @depotyoungprogrammers