Learning Events at EIFF

***Just announced*** Two Primary School Screenings of 'Cars 3' as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017. These screenings will include a special Q&A with Scott Morse, the Head of Story on the film. Read more.

EIFF has a wealth of Learning events for all ages. From our very popular schools programme to our new Youth Hub for 15-25 year olds considering or furthering a career in the film industry. 



Youth Hub

This new EIFF programme of practical workshops, filmmaker chats, careers advice and masterclasses for 15-25 year olds was run for the first time in 2014.

If you love all things moving image and are thinking about, or already working towards, a career in film or television then event at Youth Hub are an essential part of your Festival.

We will welcome many of the filmmaker guests from EIFF to talk about their work and how to break into the industry. Don't miss out!

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Schools Events

EIFF offers a range of films and events to support particular subjects, inspire creative learning and provide an exciting end of term treat.

EIFF 2016 is pleased to announce several Schools Screenings. As a film for primary French classes, we will show the new French film The Canterville Ghost on 21 June at 10am. Our Secondary Spanish language film on Wednesday 22 June at 10am is The Olive Tree. Both foreign language films will be screened at Cineworld. For more information please click here.

We also have a sold-out Primary School screening of the latest Disney animation feature Finding Dory on Friday 17th June at Cineworld. Please note this screening is fully booked. The public screening will take place on Saturday 18 June and tickets can be booked here.

EIFF's extrememely popular Media Days will return on 21 and 22 June 2016. For further information and to book tickets for your school please contact education@cmi-scotland.co.uk.

We're inviting teachers to a preview and discussion of our autumn programme at Filmhouse. Tuesday 21 June at St John's Church Hall, Princes Street, 4-5.30pm. Please contact Flip Kulakiewicz at education@cmi-scotland.co.uk or click here for further information.


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Edinburgh Schools Film Competition

Now in its seventh year, the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition is again running in 2016 in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council and Screen Education Edinburgh. Like last year, it will have two public screenings (dates tbc).

The competition really is open to everyone and we encourage all schools to get involved. The 2016 Edinburgh Schools Film Competition is now open and we look forward to receiving your films.

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Student Critics Competition

Student Critics Competition is a great opportunity for those in Further or Higher Education in Scotland to demonstrate their critical skills in written or vlogging form. We invite you to review any film in the Festival programme and send either a 400 word review or 3 minute vlog to education@cmi-scotland.co.uk by Thursday 23 June. 

Include your age, matriculation number/ school name and contact details with your entry. 


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