Education and Learning offers a wealth of learning events for all ages. Our schools programme includes a range of film screenings and the popular EIFF Media Days. The Edinburgh and Lothian Schools Film Competition celebrates the best of filmmaking talent in local schools while our Understanding Cinema project is part of an international programme (Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse) which trains young filmmakers in schools across Scotland. 

EIFF Youth HQ offers a free programme of filmmaker masterclasses and workshops for under 25s, who are passionate about cinema and considering a career in the film industry. These are hosted by our EIFF Young Programmers and Youth Advisory Group. The EIFF Student Critics Programme provides a professionally-mentored training course for emerging student film critics looking to gain experience of film criticism.