Aged 19-25 and based in Scotland? Love films? Want to get involved with the world's longest continually-running film festival? Edinburgh International Film Festival is now looking for a small team of young adults, aged 19-25, to join their Youth Advisory Group for the EIFF Youth strand. 

A woman sits at a computer in an office.
Image from one of the winners of New Visions 2021 Soothe (Dir. Abbott, R & Payne, P 2021) 

EIFF Youth is committed to programming a diverse selection of screenings and events for young audiences interested in filmmaking and the moving image industries.  

Youth Advisory Group participants will curate the EIFF New Visions Competition – open to all young filmmakers in Scotland. Shortlisted films will be screened at EIFF, with the Youth Advisory Group closely involved with the screenings and award ceremonies. Acting as figureheads for EIFF Youth strand, group members will also get the opportunity to co-host events at the festival. 

Youth Advisory Group will meet at Filmhouse in Edinburgh regularly from May to August 2022 (with a break in June).  Participants will gain access to several EIFF events and may be asked to get involved in promoting the EIFF New Visions Film Competition.  

* Travel expenses will be reimbursed for participants outside of Edinburgh City. 

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from young people from all backgrounds*  

Interested in joining The Youth Advisory Group? All you need is enthusiasm, and a love for film! 


To apply, please send the following to

  • Your Name 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Postcode 
  • Employment or education status (e.g. Employed, Student, Neither)
  • A short review (100 words max) of a film of your choice. 
  • Why are you interested in joining (400 words max)? 

Please include “YAG Application: (Your Name)" in the subject line of your email. 

Deadline: Saturday 30th April 2022, 5 pm. 

Online Interviews: Tuesday 10th May 2002