Each of our Media Days include the screening of a film premiere as well as the unique opportunity to hear from visiting professionals from the creative industries. These events are suitable for S5 & S6 students and will be of particular interest to those taking Higher Media Studies or English.

2018 Programme:

Media Day 1: Tue 26 June, 9:30-15:15, Filmhouse / £6 per pupil, teachers free  

09:30-10:30 Welcome + Session 1 – Film Classification  Heidi Renton from the BBFC gives an in depth and entertaining introduction to the world of film classification.

10:40-11:25 Session 2 – Short film Screening of documentary ‘Ode to Joy’ (from The Young & the Wild shorts) + Q&A with director Michael Koshkin

11.40 -12.40pm Session 3 –  The Sound of Silence with Into Film.  Are silent films really silent? Discover the skills of storytelling in silent film by exploring dialogue, music and sound effects. An active and collaborative learning experience with a little not so silent comedy thrown in.


1.15-3.15pm Screening of feature fiction Public Schooled + Q&A with director Kyle Rideout


Media Day 2: Thurs 28 June, 9:30-15:00, Filmhouse / £6 per pupil, teachers free

 9:30 -10:30 Welcome + Session 1 – Fake News, Manipulating Footage and Documentary Scottish BAFTA winning filmmaker Duncan Cowles shows examples of how footage can be manipulated within documentary film. Many filmmakers bend footage to suit the story they want to tell, but audiences aren't always aware of this. Duncan will demonstrate this using both his own work and some 'alternative edits' and look at some famous examples. How ethical is all of this? You decide...

10:40-11.30  Session 2 – Short film Screening of short film 'I Was Here' (made via the Scottish Film Talent Network) + Q&A with Joe Carter [Director] and Morna Pearson [Screenwriter]

11.40 -12.30pm Session 3 – Marketing Films Ciara Lawless, Marketing Manager at Vertigo Releasing, talks us through her career and gives us an exclusive insight into how films make it from the final cut to cinema screen.


1.00-3.00pm Screening of feature documentary What Walaa Wants + Q&A with director Christy Garland

For more information or to make a booking please contact Flip Kulakiewicz on 0131 228 6382 or education@edfilmfest.org.uk