From 26-28 February 2021, our EIFF Young Programmers brought you an online weekend of free films, featuring three landmark films from three iconic women filmmakers!



In partnership with BFI Player, the EIFF Young Programmers hosted watch parties on our Instagram. They filmed their own introductions for each film, and we posted fun and informative facts that you enjoyed while you watched! All films were available to watch on  BFI Player Subscription service, and we offered a special free trial. You can view the digiflyer for the event here

FRI 26 FEB at 7pm    Daisies (15):  Věra Chytilová

SAT 27 FEB  at 7pm  The Watermelon Woman (15): Cheryl Dunye

SUN 28 FEB at 2pm  Varda By Agnès (15): Agnès Varda

You can catch up with the watch parties by checking them out in the Highlights sections on our Instagram account.


Daisies Watch Party           The Watermelon Woman watch party             Varda by Agnes Watch Party


Our Young Programmers and members of our Youth Advisory Group wrote some great articles about the selected films. Check them out below!

Daisies: Monopoly on a Chess Board by Jacob Gandy, member of our EIFF Youth Advisory Group.

The Watermelon Woman by Tanatsei Gambura, member of our EIFF Youth Advisory Group.

Varda by Agnès by Angelica Petherick, EIFF Young Programmer.


For future film students, we hosted the EIFF Youth Film Course Showcase for free on our Youtube channel, where we were joined by key Scottish unis and colleges for the lowdown on their film courses. There was also a live Q&A at the end where they answered your questions! The session featured BSL interpretation and subtitles.

Missed the Film Course Showcase? Watch it on our Youtube channel now! 


EIFF Youth is the youth programme of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Our aim is to help young people discover their future in film.

EIFF Youth is supported by Baillie Gifford and funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.

Our Woman with a Movie Camera event was supported by Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, Stevenston Charitable Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and BFI Player.