Young Programmers

Are you aged 15-19 and passionate about cinema? Would you like to learn about curating, writing about and presenting films at EIFF in June 2016?

EIFF Young Programmers is an excellent opportunity for young people who are serious about film to take part in a well-established, vibrant and innovative film festival.

Young Programmers meet at Filmhouse every Monday from mid-November to April, and for the twelve days of the Festival. This year, CMI (incorporating EIFF) is one of four partner organisations in the Young Programmers activity of Moving Cinema, a youth film education programme funded by Creative Europe. Within this there will be the opportunity for young people from the four countries to share ideas and cross programme. The first initiative will see Scottish and Catalan Young Programmers suggest film titles to each other, with each group then programming and presenting this film for a general audience.

Then, for EIFF, Young Programmers will curate a programme of short films and watch and recommend new films for the Festival. Previous Young Programmers have written copy for Festival publications, hosted Q&As with visiting filmmakers and worked as part of a team to present exciting new cinema for other young people. All participants have an opportunity to meet filmmakers and industry professionals using their EIFF student pass, which gives access to industry events, press and industry screenings and lots of other great events and benefits. In return, we ask that participants to show commitment and enthusiasm and provide us with a review of their experiences at EIFF.

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