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EIFF Youth is our dedicated youth programme, created by and for 15–25-year-olds with a passion for film. 

Watch our highlight reel from this year's EIFF Youth Weekender as part of the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival. 

 

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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 

EIFF Youth Eco Weekender

After COP26, it’s the start of the story, not the end. Explore the climate crisis on film, with a captioned screening of The Day After Tomorrow and screening of Geostorm.

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EIFF Young Activists

Are you passionate about climate justice?

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EIFF Youth Weekender 2021

Our 2021 Weekender programme will take place over the 20th - 22nd of August, with a range of film screenings, careers advice and online how-to guides. 

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Young Critics 2021

The EIFF Young Critics Programme supports the next generation of film journalists, offering experience, skills and networking to 18-25 year olds with a passion for cinema.

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New Visions Short Film Competition

Our short Film Competition showcasing Scotland's newest voices in film!

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21 21 21

To mark the 21st year of the 21st century, our EIFF Youth team have dived into the Festival’s archives to find the most compelling 21 films for younger audiences.

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Meet the EIFF Youth Team

Meet the team who co-designed the EIFF Youth programme

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Access

All you need to know before your visit!

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Woman with a Movie Camera

From 26-28 February 2021, we brought you an online weekend of free films, celebrating three iconic women filmmakers.

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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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