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EIFF Youth Weekender  

20-22 August 

Online ● Outside ● On screen


About Us 

EIFF Youth is our dedicated youth programme, created by and for 15–25-year-olds with a passion for film. This year we have planned an exciting weekend of film screenings, careers advice sessions and special events that will educate, entertain and inspire.  

We will be online, outside and on screen over the 2021 festival period – we hope you can join us!  Watch our trailer below...



Access the full EIFF Youth Weekender Schedule here 

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EIFF Youth is funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, and supported by Baillie Gifford, the Foyle Foundation, Gannochy Trust, Procam Take 2, Culture & Business Fund Scotland and Young Start 

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