This weekend sees the fifth annual Scottish Youth Film Festival take place in Edinburgh for the first time ever. The festival started as a youth project in West Lothian and has spent the last two years in Glasgow. This year it will be held in Edinburgh and any interested young people can come along for FREE and take part in workshops, screenings and talks.
Scott Mackay, a founder of the festival said;
“SYFF’s aim is to give opportunities for young scots to encounter films and film making. Scotland has proved time and time again that the talent is here. So we hold workshops, talks and activities that appeal to a range of young people. There’s everything from make-up (Gillian Johnston, The Crown) to how to build your own light sabre”
The festival holds an awards ceremony for films that have been made by young people in Scotland and past winners have ranged in age from 5 to 19 yrs. The films are judged by a panel of young people in conjunction with festival supporters, Into Film and the young people really get a buzz out of receiving their awards and seeing their films on a big screen.
Fantastic Beasts and Dunkirk actor Kevin Guthrie is the patron of the charity. Kevin adds “This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to express themselves with stories.”
The event is free and a limited number of tickets can be booked on Eventbrite. All events and activities will take place at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation between 10 am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday with Saturday being aimed at secondary school age and Sunday aimed at the primary school age group.
This year, the event has been funded by Screen Scotland’s Education Partnership Fund.
Location: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
Scottish Youth Film Festival is a registered charity
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