2018 is Scotland’s Year of Young People, and, in celebration, EIFF will significantly expand programming for young audiences, including a dedicated strand, The Young and the Wild, which will run throughout the 2018 Festival.

Supported by EventScotland, as part of the Year of Young People 2018 celebrations, the Young and the Wild will be packed with inspirational screenings, hands-on events and experiences for young people interested in filmmaking and the moving image industries, including practical filmmaking workshops for primary and secondary schools; in-person events and masterclasses with world-class filmmakers; careers events and advice; and special networking events for young filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

EIFF’s family screenings, Film Fest Junior, will also be expanded to offer even more for younger audiences, while, alongside our established Primary and Secondary Schools Film Competitons, EIFF will launch a Scottish Young Filmmaker Competition, with the shortlisted films screening at two special events at the Festival.Youth Hub Moon Dogs interview 2016EIFF's Young Programmers will once again learn to curate shorts and feature films, as well as presenting their favourite new films at the Festival as part of our new youth-focused strand, The Young and the Wild. If you're aged 15-19, passionate about cinema and you'd be interested in being of one of our Young Programmers for 2018, please get in touch!

For more information and details of how to apply, please contact education@cmi-scotland.co.uk or come along to Filmhouse on Mondays from 4.30-6pm.

About the Year of Young People 2018

in 2018, Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. The Year of Young People 2018 is a year long programme of events and activities that will give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of.

More info: www.visitscotland.com/yoyp2018