Young Programmers are a group of 15 to 19 year olds with a real passion for film! Meeting weekly, together they curate films for Filmhouse and for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and co design the programme, the promotion and the delivery of their screening events.
EIFF's Young Programmers recently took part in European project called Moving Cinema. Working alongside others in Vilnius, Barcelona, Izola and Berlin, they selected four films to share with Filmhouse audiences from from 29 to 31 March. Timed to coincide with the UK’s intended departure from the EU, the project reaffirmed that European cinema will always have a place in our hearts, and on our screens, here at Filmhouse.
Alongside the Belmont Young Programmers, the group has also been working hard on watching short films submitted to EIFF, and working towards curating a 90 minute programme of the best entries! The films will be screened at a special event at EIFF in June. This is a really exciting opportunity to work as part of the EIFF team to present exciting new cinema for other young people!
Remember to look out for our Young Programmer Picks in our brochure, where they share with you the films that are on their must-see list.
If you would like to become a Young Programmer with us, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be accepting new applications from September 2019, so please let us know if you would like to be considered for the 2019/20 team!