Learning Events at EIFF

EIFF has a wealth of Learning events for all ages. From our very popular schools programme to our new Youth Hub for 16-26 year olds considering or furthering a career in the film industry. 


Youth Hub

This new EIFF programme of practical workshops, filmmaker chats, careers advice and masterclasses for 16-26 year olds was run for the first time in 2014.

If you love all things moving image and are thinking about, or already working towards, a career in film or television then our events at Space Club are an essential part of your Festival.

We will welcome many of the filmmaker guests from EIFF as well as VFX creators, film schools and more. Don't miss out!

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Schools Events

EIFF offers a range of films and events to support particular subjects, inspire creative learning and provide an exciting end of term treat.

In 2014, EIFF was pleased to announce a Schools Screening of Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang on Tuesday 24th June at Cineworld. Details for 2015 will be confirmed soon.

EIFF's extrememely popular Media Days will be returning in 2015 (dates tbc). To book tickets for your school please contact nicola.kettlewood@cmi-scotland.co.uk.

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Edinburgh Schools Film Competition

Now in its seventh year, the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition is again running in 2015 in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council and Screen Education Edinburgh. Like last year, it will have two public screenings (dates tbc).

The competition really is open to everyone and we encourage all schools to get involved. The 2015 Edinburgh Schools Film Competition is now open and we look forward to receiving your films.

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Student Critics Jury

Student Critics Jury is a great opportunity for those in Further or Higher Education in Scotland to experience the festival as a critic and expand their knowledge of contemporary world cinema. A record number of applications were submitted in 2014 and the final 7 students chosen by Chris Fujiwara on the basis of a 500 word essay.

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This Is Edinburgh and EIFF Launch Film in the City 2015

This Is Edinburgh, in partnership with EIFF, invites locals of all ages to free outdoor cinema screenings in the Grassmarket and St Andrew Square.

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