We are thrilled to announce that this year’s EIFF Young Critics mentors will be the immensely talented trio of Ella Kemp, Amon Warmann and Douglas Greenwood!
In addition to their professional accolades, each mentor has also used their platform to fearlessly tackle barriers that affect marginalised groups and amplify diverse voices.
Over the course of the festival, each mentor will share their experiences with a group of six young critics; equipping them with the skills needed to find their voice and forge a successful career in the post-pandemic film industry.
This year, on top of our immensely talented mentors, we are also welcoming four guest mentors: Sight & Sound's Managing Editor Isabel Stevens, author, curator and historian Pamela Hutchinson, The Skinny's Jamie Dunn and MUBI Notebook's Leonardo Goi. They will deliver special talks and workshops to our Young Critics cohort.
Ella Kemp is a critic, editor and portrait photographer based in London. She is the Film Editor for The Quietus and a Contributing Editor for Girls on Tops, and regularly writes about music and film for NME, Empire, The i, Little White Lies, Letterboxd and more. Her favourite film is Moulin Rouge! and her favourite word is verklempt, because it’s what she often is.
Amon Warmann has been a film and TV critic in the UK for the past decade, and became a Contributing Editor and monthly columnist at Empire Magazine in late 2020. He is Talk Sport Radio’s weekly film reviewer and has written for Variety, Yahoo! Movies, Daily Mirror, Heat Magazine, and more. He has also appeared on TV numerous times for Sky Cinema, BBC news, and Channel 4.
Douglas Greenwood is a Scottish writer, editor and creative consultant based in London. Currently a contributing editor at i-D, his work on film, music, queerness and youth culture can also be found in the New York Times, Vogue, New York Magazine and The Face. He has profiled artists including Billie Eilish, Willem Dafoe, Dua Lipa, Rooney Mara and Xavier Dolan. As a teenager, he was a part of Edinburgh International Film Festival's Young Talents and Young Programmers, and has since attended Cannes, Venice, Toronto and Berlin Film Festival.
Managing Editor at Sight & Sound
MUBI Notebook and freelance critic
Critic, historian, curator & author
Film Editor at The Skinny
EIFF Young Critics is supported by James and Morag Anderson.
Find out more about the Young Critics 2022 Programme.