A celebration of short film made by local children and young people, it’s free to enter for all City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian nursery, primary, secondary and special schools.  If shortlisted, pupils can come along and see their work on the big screen – at special screening and awards ceremonies held at the home of EIFF, Edinburgh Filmhouse in June.  (There is Covid 19 contingency in place for alternative virtual events if required). 

The unique aspect of this project is the Youth Jury - a panel of judges made up of young people studying at Edinburgh and Lothians schools, who work with SEE and EIFF to learn about short film curation. The Youth Jury also select the films, decide upon, and present the awards at the special EIFF events in June.

The competition is now open for entries until our deadline @ 5pm Monday 11th April 2022. Please read our guidance on entering here.

To submit your entries please complete our submission form here.



Do you know a young person who has a passion for film?  Tell them about this wonderful opportunity!

Being part of the youth jury is a great opportunity to learn about film watching, judging, and curation. Work together to watch film submissions from local nursery, primary, secondary and special schools.  Shortlist your favourites, shape the categories for each award, and decide on the nominees and winners. Be part of EIFF by hosting the screening events in June, announcing the winners and handing out the prizes!

Young people aged 14 to 18 with a keen interest and passion for film are eligible apply.  The deadline is March 23rd 2022.  For more information and to apply please click here.


For more information on any of these screenings and events, please contact education@cmi-scotland.co.uk

When making a booking please include: 
· Film Title/ Event name 
· Date of event 
· Name of school 
· Lead teacher email and mobile number 
· Number of students, and any additional support needs we should know about
· Number of adults 

This will help us process your request quickly and efficiently. Thanks!