Each year, the EIFF Youth programme is co-designed with a team of young people aged 15-25. See who’s been working behind the scenes on this year’s EIFF Youth Weekender:
Name: Tanatsei Gambura
Favourite Film: Talking About Trees, Suhaib Gasmelbari
Favourite thing about EIFF Youth: I've loved learning about the different perspectives young people have about films, and learning about the wider film industry and festival circuit.
Name: Murray Kingsburry
Favourite Film: Back To The Future Trilogy, Robert Zemeckis
Favourite thing about EIFF Youth: I have enjoyed meeting up with other like-minded people who have the same passion as me to watch a variety of different long and short films, and to be able to put together a weekend of events that include these films. The film festival is always an amazing time for me, whether hosting Q+As or taking part in masterclasses and workshops. It's also a great opportunity to meet industry professionals!
Name: Thomas Comber
Favourite Film: Kikujiro, Takeshi Kitano
Favourite thing about EIFF Youth: It's been a fantastic opportunity to watch cool films and discuss them with like-minded people.
Name: Kyle Bruce
Favourite film: Local Hero, Bill Forsyth
Favourite thing about EIFF Youth: I really enjoyed being part of the EIFF Youth team, discussing and curating films for the 2021 festival.
Name: Angelica Petherick
Favourite film: Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach
Favourite thing about EIFF Youth: Being able to talk about films with other young people who are passionate about film. We have also been given the chance to meet industry professionals and get amazing advice and insights into the world of film.
Name: Jacob Gandy
Favourite film: Cleo from 5 to 7, Agnès Varda
Favourite thing about EIFF Youth: Seeing all the exciting work by young filmmakers for New Visions! Being so involved in the curation and discussion around new filmmakers' work is such a rewarding experience.
Name: Lucilla Luprano
Favourite film: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Favourite thing about EIFF Youth: I love that EIFF Youth allows me to debate about films with other young people who love cinema as much as I do. I am also really thankful for all the public talking experiences I have had thanks to EIFF Youth.