Edinburgh Schools Film Competition launched

Jonathan Melville 4 February, 2013 0
Edinburgh Schools Film Competition launched

Pupils at nursery, primary, secondary and special schools in Edinburgh have been invited to enter their short films into the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition, with winning films due to be screened at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

In 2012 over 150 films were entered by 38 city schools. The ten Young Jurors selected the final 40 films which were shown during EIFF, with awards given to sixteen of these.

Nicola Kettlewood, Education & Learning Events Manager at EIFF said: “This has become one of my highlights of the Festival; it’s fantastic to have hundreds of Edinburgh school children, from nursery to secondary pupils, so excited to see their work screening as part of the Festival. To have these programmes selected and presented by our youth juries is hugely important and it is great to see these young people develop in confidence through the project.”

The project is a partnership between Screen Education Edinburgh, EIFF and City of Edinburgh Council Children and Families Department. The deadline for submitting films is 5pm, Friday 12th April for all nursery, special, primary and secondary schools, whilst, by agreement, the deadline for Higher Media and Higher Art & Design students is 5pm, Friday 26th April.

Application forms can be downloaded from the EIFF website.