We are proud to announce our successful applicants for this years EIFF Young Critics Programme!
A recent Film Graduate from the University of Westminster, Kit’s writing explores films about intimacy, identity and relationships, and they have a particular affection for surreal or experimental pieces. Kit specialises in queer cinema and gendered gaze in their academic work, focusing on lesbian and trans experiences.
I am a student at the University of Edinburgh, currently studying Social Anthropology with Development. My passion for film, culture, and critical race theory forms the foundation for my aspiration to become a cinematic ethnographer. I hope to decolonise spaces within film and anthropology, and create new spaces for identifying women of color.
Lara Callaghan is a film researcher, writer and video essayist from the West Midlands. With a background in history, she enjoys analysing film through a historical lens and exploring how history influences film and its audience. She is particularly interested in postmodernist films, ensemble murder mysteries and anything that James Cagney touches.
Lucy McCabe is an aspiring film critic and screenwriter from Dublin. Following a lifelong love of cinema from French and Italian studies to a masters in film, she is passionate about writing lucid, engaging criticism which celebrates emerging filmmakers. She also translates poetry, plays a repertoire of film music on the piano and hopes to attend many film festivals this year.
Fran Bowden is a Film and English Literature student at the University of Manchester who aspires to a critical practice with an equality of emphasis on all four terms: autistic, trans, queer and critic. More than just about anything else, she loves old films of any and all genres – but especially horror!
Rachel Jones is a current third-year history of art student at the University of Cambridge. With a passion for literature, film, and technology, she taught herself to code with programming languages.