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19–30 JUNE 2019

In 2018, Scotland's Year of Young People, we have expanded our offer for youth audiences with a dedicated strand.


The Young & the Wild

Offering over 30 free filmmaking events, workshops and masterclasses, as well as screenings and special events aimed at youth audiences aged 15-25, The Young & the Wild in 2018 was a roaring success! 

Between 20 June - 1 July 2018, we welcomed over 275 youth delegates to The Young & the Wild HQ at the Cornerstone Centre, St John's Church, to discover the world of film. Here, they engaged in special careers advice sessions, expert masterclasses with leading filmmakers, and hands-on workshops covering a range of skills and industry departments.

And thousands more young people attended the screenings and special events across the Festival. 

Thank you to everyone who attended, participated or supported The Young & the Wild in 2018. We're looking forward to next year!

Download the 2018 brochure hereDownload the 2018 programme schedule here.


Need help with your travel?

Contact us to find out about our travel bursaries and how we can support your travel to EIFF and The Young & the Wild events. Please note this offer is only available to people currently residing in Scotland.


    The Young & the Wild is supported by EventScotland, as part of Scotland's Year of Young People 2018 celebrations, and Baillie Gifford.


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    "The Student" journalists Theo Rollason and Katherine Cook review essential events at The Young & the Wild HQ 2018.

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    Discover our specially curated selection of feature and short films for 15-25 year-olds in our expanded strand, The Young & the Wild.

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    Masterclasses and Talks

    Check out our programme of masterclasses, talks and careers advice sessions teaching you the ins and outs of the film industry with leading experts.

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    Get hands-on experience and learn about the world of film at our free workshops.

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    The Young & the Wild Pass

    Find out all about our £5 The Young & the Wild Pass for 15-25 year-olds!

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    All you need to know before your visit!

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    Code of Conduct

    To ensure all of our The Young & the Wild events are safe, inclusive, and fun to all, we expect all visitors to read and abide by our Code of Conduct.

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    Young Programmers

    A great opportunity for 15-19 year olds to take part in Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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