EIFF Young Programmers is an excellent opportunity for young people who are serious about film to take part in a well-established, vibrant and innovative film festival.

Young Programmers meet at Filmhouse, Edinburgh, every Monday from mid-November to April, and for the twelve days of the Festival. We watch and discuss a wide range of films and learn about film programming.

Then, for EIFF, Young Programmers will curate a programme of short films and watch and recommend new films for the Festival. Previous Young Programmers have written copy for Festival publications, hosted Q&As with visiting filmmakers and worked as part of a team to present exciting new cinema for other young people. All participants have an opportunity to meet filmmakers and industry professionals using their EIFF student pass, which gives access to industry events, press and industry screenings and lots of other great events and benefits. In return, we ask that participants to show commitment and enthusiasm and provide us with a review of their experiences at EIFF.

For more information and details of how to apply, please contact education@edfilmfest.org.uk.

Recruitment for Young Programmers 2018-2019 will start in September.