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Saturday 23 June

Shorts: The Young & the Wild

92 min | SAT 23 JUNE 18:25 | CINEWORLD | PRICE: £5.00 with a Y&W Pass

A cinematic journey through the wild, the wistful and the whimsical.

Ranging from the light-hearted to the bittersweet, we’re delighted to present this collection of shorts, hand-picked by our Young Programmers. Constantly entertaining and frequently thought-provoking, they include a heart-warming homage to Back to the Future, a deliciously subversive search for sexual freedom, and a delightful delve into kazoo playing in a care home. A selection guaranteed to inspire, entertain and intrigue. [15]

Dressed for Pleasure Marie de Maricourt/Switzerland/2017/17 min

I Will Not Write Unless I Am Swaddled In Furs Wade Shotter/New Zealand/2017/6 min

JUCK [THRUST] Olivia Kastebring/Sweden/2018/18 min

Kiem Holijanda Sarah Veltmeyer/Netherlands/2017/14 min

Ode to Joy Michael Koshkin/USA/2017/12 min

Pop Rox Nate Trinrud/USA/2017/14 min

Time Traveller Steve Kenny/UK, Ireland/2017/11 min

Still photo from the short film 'Ode to Joy'


Friday 29 June

Moving Music with Tinderbox Orchestra

45 min | FRI 29 JUNE 19:00 CENTRAL HALL | PRICE: £5.00 (FREE WITH Y&W PASS)

Merging modern beats and silent films in an electrifying live performance.

EIFF and Tinderbox Orchestra have asked young musicians to respond to silent films musically. Their response? Bold! Join us on a cutting-edge cinematic journey as original scores, performed live to screen, reinterpret silent films The Ring, from the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive, and Looking for Lucey, a University of Edinburgh archive project run by MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation students. Expect to be stirred, shaken and moved as these musicians blow up some serious dust! [PG]

Supported by the National Library of Scotland.

In partnership with Tinderbox Collective, North Edinburgh Arts, Year of Young People 2018.

Audience watching a musical performance on screen

Saturday 30 June

Shorts: New Visions


Filmmakers in Scotland aged 14 to 25 were invited to submit their films to EIFF’s inaugural New Visions short film competition. Our youth advisory group have shortlisted the most fiery, dazzling and delightful to compete for one of two New Visions Awards. From studies of uncertain futures, bold explorations of feminism, to gentle probes into the notion of ‘home’, these stories are as diverse and as curious as the generation that forged them. Be inspired at this free public screening. [15]

A Waste of Time Libby Cavaye, Eilidh MacKinnon/UK/2018/4 min

Ghost Georgia Ayres, Sammy McDonald/UK/2017/7 min

Home Amber Grieve/UK/2018/2 min

I AM. Sandy Morrison/UK/2018/2 min

INT. Restaurant Day Luca MacCormick/UK/2017/5 min

It’s a Small World Rae-Yen Song/UK/2017/15 min

Jolie Tom W Motarski/UK/2018/8 min

Locker Room Eden Ferrari/UK/2017/8 min

Nights Out Li Gong/UK/2018/15 min

One Punch Kid Kitty Darling/UK/2017/8 min

Somewhere Scary, 1997 Ruidi Collins/UK/2018/10 min

The Big Spread  Antonis Kassiotis/UK/2018/2 min

Still photo from the short film 'Ghost'