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. 

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. We curate events throughout the year, including our EIFF Youth Weekender Woman with a Movie Camera.

The EIFF Student Critics Programme provides a professionally-mentored training course for emerging student film critics looking to gain experience of film criticism.