The Young & the Wild offers essential cinema experiences for 15-25 year-olds at EIFF. Discover our specially curated programmes, created by young people for young people!
Saturday 23 June
Shorts: The Young & the Wild
A cinematic journey through the wild, the wistful and the whimsical.
Ranging from the light-hearted to the bittersweet, we’re delighted to present this collection of shorts, hand-picked by our Young Programmers. Constantly entertaining and frequently thought-provoking, they include a heart-warming homage to Back to the Future, a deliciously subversive search for sexual freedom, and a delightful delve into kazoo playing in a care home. A selection guaranteed to inspire, entertain and intrigue. 
Dressed for Pleasure Marie de Maricourt/Switzerland/2017/17 min
I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs Wade Shotter/New Zealand/2017/6 min
JUCK [THRUST] Olivia Kastebring/Sweden/2018/18 min
Kiem Holijanda Sarah Veltmeyer/Netherlands/2017/14 min
Ode to Joy Michael Koshkin/USA/2017/12 min
Pop Rox Nate Trinrud/USA/2017/14 min
Time Traveller Steve Kenny/UK, Ireland/2017/11 min
Friday 29 June
Moving Music with Tinderbox Orchestra
Merging modern beats and silent films in an electrifying live performance.
EIFF and Tinderbox Orchestra have asked young musicians to respond to silent films musically. Their response? Bold! Join us on a cutting-edge cinematic journey as original scores, performed live to screen, reinterpret silent films The Ring, from the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive, and Looking for Lucey, a University of Edinburgh archive project run by MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation students. Expect to be stirred, shaken and moved as these musicians blow up some serious dust! [PG]
Supported by the National Library of Scotland.
Saturday 30 June
Shorts: New Visions
Filmmakers in Scotland aged 14 to 25 were invited to submit their films to EIFF’s inaugural New Visions short film competition. Our youth advisory group have shortlisted the most fiery, dazzling and delightful to compete for one of two New Visions Awards. From studies of uncertain futures, bold explorations of feminism, to gentle probes into the notion of ‘home’, these stories are as diverse and as curious as the generation that forged them. Be inspired at this free public screening. 
A Waste of Time Libby Cavaye, Eilidh MacKinnon/UK/2018/4 min
Ghost Georgia Ayres, Sammy McDonald/UK/2017/7 min
Home Amber Grieve/UK/2018/2 min
I AM. Sandy Morrison/UK/2018/2 min
INT. Restaurant Day Luca MacCormick/UK/2017/5 min
It’s a Small World Rae-Yen Song/UK/2017/15 min
Jolie Tom W Motarski/UK/2018/8 min
Locker Room Eden Ferrari/UK/2017/8 min
Nights Out Li Gong/UK/2018/15 min
One Punch Kid Kitty Darling/UK/2017/8 min
Somewhere Scary, 1997 Ruidi Collins/UK/2018/10 min
The Big Spread Antonis Kassiotis/UK/2018/2 min