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, Edinburgh, every Monday from 4.15pm to 6.15pm, September to April, and for the twelve days of the Festival. We watch and discuss a wide range of films and learn about film programming.

In Person Bella Ramsey

Young Programmers have curated a programme of short films and watched and recommended 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. Check out our EIFF Youth 2019 highlights reel here

If you would like to become a Young Programmer with us, please register your interest by filling in an application form. The deadline to apply is Friday 27 September, so please let us know if you would like to be considered for the 2019/20 team!




EIFF Young Programmers is funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.

PLACE Programme