COVID-19 Announcement: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we are postponing the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival

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This special strand, aimed at audiences aged 15-25, ran from 20-29th June 2019. Stay tuned for news on 2020!

Events took place at the EIFF YOUTH HQ, based at the Cornerstone Centre, at St John's Church at the bottom of Lothian Road.  The HQ is the place to explore the world of film. There were great opportunities to take part in in special careers advice sessions, expert masterclasses with leading filmmakers, and hands-on workshops covering a range of skills and industry departments.

EIFF Youth is supported by Baillie Gifford and funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals

Need help with your travel?

Contact us at to find out about our travel bursaries and how we can support your travel to EIFF. HQ.  Please note this offer is only available to people currently residing in Scotland.

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EIFF Youth Passes

Find out everything you need to know about booking your EIFF Youth workshops, masterclasses and special events!

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What's on - EIFF Youth Events

This year the EIFF YOUTH HQ will host an array of cutting-edge film screenings, special events, talks and masterclasses for youth audiences.

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New Visions Short Film Competition

A Short Film Competition showcasing Scotland's newest voices in film! Open to 15-25 year-old filmmakers in Scotland.

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Young Programmers

A great opportunity for 15-19 year olds to take part in Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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All you need to know before your visit!

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Code of Conduct

To ensure all of our EIFF Youth HQ events are safe, inclusive, and fun to all, we expect all visitors to read and abide by our Code of Conduct.

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