EIFF and Screen Education Edinburgh launch The Edinburgh Schools Film Competition
Screen Education Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Film Festival today opened entries for short films to the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition. Open to all nursery, primary, secondary and special schools in Edinburgh the Competition will see films being selected to share the Festival programme with the leading filmmakers from around the world. Work is viewed and selected by a Young People’s Jury who also coordinate and present the award ceremony during the Festival in June.
The project is a partnership between Screen Education Edinburgh, EIFF and City of Edinburgh Council Children and Families Department. In 2012 over 150 films were entered by 38 city schools, which included Primary, Secondary, Special Schools and one Nursery. The ten Young Jurors selected the final 40 films which were shown during EIFF, with awards given to sixteen of these.
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Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.