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Posted on 09.05.18

EIFF The Young & the Wild Youth Programme Announced

Edinburgh, May 2018: Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today launched the full programme for its expanded youth strand The Young & the Wild which is dedicated to highlighting films, works and stories by, about and for young people. Taking place from 21 - 30 June 2018, The Young & the Wild will host an array of cutting-edge film screenings, special events, talks and masterclasses for youth audiences at this year’s Festival.

The Young & the Wild is supported by the Year of Young People 2018, managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Event Directorate and Edinburgh-based independent investment manager, Baillie Gifford. In the spirit of Scotland’s Year of Young People, EIFF have teamed up with international and local organisations, filmmakers and production companies to deliver an outstanding programme of screenings and events for 2018. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Tuesday 8th May.

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs said: “It’s an outstanding line-up created by young people for this year’s The Young & the Wild programme. The Scottish Government’s Year of Young People is all about creating new opportunities for young people’s skills and talents to flourish. This project is a unique chance for them to learn directly from world-renowned industry experts and gain hands-on experience to develop their passions and make their CVs stand out.”

Taking over the Cornerstone Centre at St John’s Church on Princes St, The Young & the Wild HQ will offer a free programme of filmmaker masterclasses, hands-on workshops and careers advice sessions for 15-25 year-olds. The youth programme of events is co-designed by the EIFF Young Programmers, a group of 15-19 year-olds who have curated their own shorts strand, The Young & the Wild, and badged events and screenings in the brochure that are relevant for youth audiences.

Young Programmer Madeleine Reay says: “I know this Festival is going to be a great one! There are some amazing films in the programme that I cannot wait for everyone to see.”

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