EIFF 2019 hosted the following schools screenings and events: 


Tuesday 25th June 10am92mins •Filmhouse , 88 Lothian Road £3/free for teachers• Suitable for P5-S4 • Science, Technologies,  STEM, Health & Wellbeing, Media 


Participants discussed how we can positively impact the planet - perfect for students who'd been studying the environment and global warming. Astute and playful, 2040 uses easy-to-digest visuals to show how scientific advancements might save our future world. Documentary filmmaker Damon Gameau uses the film to show how technological advances can have an impact. The school-age ethos gives an often cheery edge, but 2040’s message remains powerful and important. What's your 2040? 

Watch the trailer here.

Find out more about the 2040 campaign here


The Grizzlies
Wednesday 26th June 10am104mins • Filmhouse , 88 Lothian Road £3/free for teachers15 • Suitable for S5-S6 •  Literacy: English, Health & Wellbeing: MESP, Media • Advisory: suicide, occasional bad language 


Based on a true story, this inspiring film focuses on first-time teacher Russ Sheppard’s (Ben Schnetzer) move to Kugluktuk, a small town in the frozen Canadian north with one of the highest suicide rates in North America. Russ’s class show little interest in learning, so he decides to set up a lacrosse programme at the school. He recruits a team of very reluctant teens, who form the Grizzlies lacrosse team. Producers include Stacey Aglok MacDonald, originally from Kugluktuk, and acclaimed filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Angry Inuk, 2016).

Watch the trailer here



Thursday 20 June OR Tuesday 25 June • EIFF YOUTH HQ, The Cornerstone Centre, St John’s Church, Lothian Road• FREE • Suitable for P4-S6 • Media, Literacy: English, Expressive Arts, ICT, STEM, H&WB

Primary Workshops: animation • 90 mins • suitable for P4-P7 

Thursday 20 June OR Tuesday 25 June • 10am – 11.30am or 12pm- 1.30pm

In this hands on filmmaking workshop, pupils will get a chance to learn some basic animation skills and techniques, with a focus on Stop Motion Animation. They will be able to create characters, develop a story and film a short animation. This workshop will encourage skills development, creativity and teamwork.

Secondary Workshops: 54321 Short Film Making • 90 mins • suitable for S1-S6 SOLD OUT

Thursday 20 June OR Tuesday 25 June • 2pm -3.30pm

This workshop explored how to create a short film using the 54321 technique.  Some key elements of filmmaking were be discussed, including different camera shots and the 3C’s (Character, Colour, Camera) and the 3S’s (Story, Sound, Setting).  Pupils worked in groups, planned using storyboards and created a short film using iPads. This workshop encouraged skills development, creativity and team work.

animation workshops

EIFF YOUTH FILM COURSE FAIR – Which Film Course is Right for You?

Friday 21 June • 2pm-4pm • EIFF YOUTH HQ, The Cornerstone Centre, St John’s Church, Lothian Road • FREE ticketed • Suitable for ages 14+ • Media, Literacy: English, Expressive Arts, Careers Advice

Want to study film or media, but not sure which course is right for you?
At our popular Film Course Fair, representatives and current students from all the key providers were on hand to answer all questions, including Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh College, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow), the National Film & Television School (Glasgow).

Ideal for school leavers, teachers, parents or just the curious - this event was free to attend.

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


To discuss future bookings, please contact Chloe at education@edfilmfest.org.uk , or call 0131 228 6382.


CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Monday 24 June from 4.00pm to 7.00pm
EIFF YOUTH HQ, The Cornerstone Centre, St John’s Church, Lothian Road   FREE ticketed • refreshments served

Creative Conversations hosted their first film focussed event at EIFF.  Facilitated by (The Real) David Cameron, this session mapped out the provision of film education in Edinburgh, and inspired creatives to develop their practice, engage their students, and deliver a creative curriculum.   Suitable for everyone interested in film education: young people, teachers, film makers and education leaders.

For more information about Creative Conversations, please contact Linda.Lees@edinburgh.gov.uk

Creative Conversations at EIFF is a partnership between City of Edinburgh Council, Screen Education Edinburgh, Centre for the Moving Image and Into film, and is funded by the National Creative Learning Networks  

creative learning network