Cinemas may be closed but that hasn’t stopped our EIFF Young Programmers from their mission to connect young audiences with great films. Whether you want to watch films, study film, or just learn more about the – there is something for everyone with EIFF Youth this February. And it’s all FREE.

They are hosting an exciting online weekend of film from 26-28 February which includes a watch party series called Woman with a Movie Camera - featuring three landmark films from three iconic women film makers.  They are also running a Film Course Showcase – designed to arm future film students with all they need to know about how and where to study film in Scotland. For full information download our digiflyer here


In partnership with BFI Player, the EIFF Young Programmers will be hosting watch parties on our Instagram. Just start the film and connect with us online at the advertised start time.

Tune into our Instagram account at the advertised time to see the Young Programmers introduce the films, find out fun and informative facts and tell us what you think by tagging us @eiffyouth or using #yourfutureinfilm!


All films are available on BFI Player Subscription service.  You can sign up for a special extended FREE trial at  Create an account or sign in, choose your subscription type and add in the code EIFFYP. Any questions? Contact us at

Please note you need to be 16 to hold a BFI Player account. Younger viewers may only use the service under the supervision of an adult. There is no commitment. You can cancel any time. This offer is only available in the UK for rights reasons.  Offer expires 31/03/2021.  See Terms of Use here.


Thinking of studying film or tv but don’t know where to start? Make sure to catch our EIFF Youth Film Course Showcase for free on our Youtube channel – where key unis and colleges give you the low down on their undergraduate courses and you can ask them questions in the live Q&A.

  • SAT 27 FEB FROM 2PM on YouTube 

The session will be BSL interpreted and subtitled. Available later on our YouTube channel.


EIFF Youth is committed to being accessible to everyone.  Films have closed captions/subtitles and our Film Course Showcase will have subtitles and BSL interpretation. There are some data bursaries available. If you require a data dongle please contact with your name, date of birth and full address by Wed 17 February. 



EIFF Youth is the youth programme of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Our aim is to help young people discover their future in film.

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.

EIFF Youth Weekender is supported by Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, Stevenston Charitable Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and BFI Player.