We’re going to shake it, break it, roll it or whatever you can think of to create sound! 

Join artist Griet Beyaert for a remote glass sound workshop which you can join from the comfort of your own home. Developed specially for the Glass, Meet the Future Film festival 2021 (GMTF) at North Lands Creative. 

You’ll receive full instructions and support to create a short soundbite on film using mainly glass. We will then have an online conversation about the theme around your soundbites. This will give you a chance to see each other’s work. Your contributions will be edited into a short film and released as part of the GMTF 2021 Film Festival programme.

  • Would Like to participate? 

Sign up by emailing with your name and preferred email address or book through Eventbrite:


You will need: 

  • Access to a phone, tablet, camera or device that can be used for digital filming
  • A collection of glass items from your home
  • Internet Connection 
  • Instructions to the workshop can be provided instructions in English, Flemish or Dutch. Places are limited to 20 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 


Key dates  

  • Sign up: closes 25th February 2021 
  • Sound workshop: 12th of March until the 19th of March. 
  • You will receive your instructions on the 12th of Mar and have until the 19th to submit. 
  • Online discussion: 20th of March until the 29th of March 2021 (mainly on Instagram) 

Film released as part of the festival: 31st of March 2021 


Disclaimer: By signing up you agree that your contribution supplied during the workshop can be included in the short film for GMTF 2021; also to be used on social media within the context of the GMTF 2021 festival and future promotions of the film and the festival. Your work will be part of the credits of the film and credited on social media unless you prefer to remain anonymous.


In her work she explores our perception of the world. Using glass powders she examines the constraints of the material, resulting in diaphanous, crystalline glass sculptures. These forms are used for sound exploration. Combined with programming, projection, light and video they are played live to create immersive soundscapes/installations.


This energising project supported through British Council Scotland and Creative Scotland as part of the UK in Japan. Working alongside North Lands Creative, GMTF 2021 will see an agile programme of both physical and online events taking place internationally throughout the year alongside project partners Toyama Institute of Glass Art with Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan and new project partners the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Alongside the new commissioned work, GMTF 2021 will showcase a cross section of international diverse and engaging series of short films curated and directed by female identified and non-binary and filmmakers using glass as the predominant feature.