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Feel free to explore the programme of films, workshops, panel discussions and networking events that made up the 2019 FANS Youth Film Festival.  It was an exciting and inspiring weekend for everyone who attended.  Watch this space for the emerging 2020 festival programme…..

Programme of Events

Friday 15th November 2019

14:00 to 16:00Tour of the ECA’s Animation Department

Networking
The ECA's Programme Director will bring you on a tour of the Animation Department - Tickets & Info »
Location: Edinburgh College of Art

16:30 to 18:00Opening Reception

Networking
Join us for mocktails and snacks to celebrate the start of the 2019 FANS Youth Film Festival - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

18:20 to 20:00That Sinking Feeling

Feature Film Screening
We are excited to be screening ‘That Sinking Feeling’ as our Opening Night feature and are very honoured to welcome Bill Forsyth and film making team to discuss the film afterwards. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

20:00 to 21:30Bill Forsyth on That Sinking Feeling

Masterclass
Come and hear from one of Scotland's film making legends - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

21:30 to 23:55Film Quiz with Pizza

Networking
Everybody loves Kahoot!! - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

Saturday 16th November 2019

09:00 to 10:00Breakfast

Networking
Join the festival team for breakfast - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

10:00 to 11:30Scriptwriting Workshop

Workshop
Come along and learn the basic principles of writing for the screen - Tickets & Info »
Location: Workshop

10:00 to 11:30Filming the Climate Crisis

Panel Discussion
Come and join the discussion on how film can be used in the battle to save our environment. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

10:00 to 11:30Short Film – TURN ON FOR INSPIRATION

Short Film Screening
A programme of short films showcasing different techniques, made by young talented filmmakers who we think will inspire you to get up and follow in their footsteps. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

11:30 to 13:00Short Film – FAMILY MATTERS

Short Film Screening
Peeking behind the curtains of family life. A collection of films, exploring the up’s and down of family relationships from a variety of perspectives. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

12:00 to 13:30Flickers of The Future

Workshop
This workshop explores Flickers of the Future, a competition calling on young filmmakers to tell a different story- one where humans and planet thrive together. - Tickets & Info »
Location: The Workshop

12:00 to 13:30MASTERCLASS with Nuria González Blanco

Masterclass
Come along and hear about Nuria's career in the world of Animation - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

13:00 to 14:30Short Film – DIY v’s BFI (#1)

Short Film Screening
Self-made short films beside the best of the BFI Film Academy shorts. The BFI Film Academy offers the opportunity for young people (16 to 19) to come together to make a fi lm supported by industry professionals. Young people all over Scotland are achieving incredible things with family, friends and limited resources. This strand celebrates the best of both worlds. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

14:00 to 15:45Phonotrope Animation Workshop

Workshop
Come and create some phonotrope animations using a record player, a digital video camera and a monitor. - Tickets & Info »
Location: The Workshop

14:00 to 15:15Interns and Trainees Access the Industry

Panel Discussion
Come and hear from some people who have gained access to the Film andTelevision industry via trainee or intern schemes - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

14:30 to 16:00Short Film – DIY v’s BFI (#2)

Short Film Screening
Self-made short films beside the best of the BFI Film Academy shorts. The BFI Film Academy offers the opportunity for young people (16 to 19) to come together to make a fi lm supported by industry professionals. Young people all over Scotland are achieving incredible things with family, friends and limited resources. This strand celebrates the best of both worlds. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

15:15 to 16:45Mental Health and the Media

Panel Discussion
Join us for an important conversation about the positive and negative implications of working with and within the media - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

16:00 to 17:30Short Film – MIND MAPS

Short Film Screening
MIND MAPS -   A short Film programme exploring the nooks and crannies of the mind. This collection of films explores the wide range of both positive and negative experiences relating to the mind, including mental health, growing up, grief and imagination. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

17:00 to 18:30Careers Round Tables

Networking
Come and get some advice about making a career in the film and television industry - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

17:30 to 19:00Short Film – The Empowered

Short Film Screening
The Empowered is a series of short films that tell stories about how people have pushed back against the challenges of society and owned it! Own it! - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

18:00 to 19:30DOCMA Workshop

Workshop
A DOCMA is a 5-minute documentary film made by 5 filmmakers in 5 different documentary styles. - Tickets & Info »
Location: The Workshop

19:00 to 21:00Matchmaking Wristbands with Pizza

Networking
We all know how awkward networking can be, so....... - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

21:00 to 23:00The Party’s Just Beginning

Feature Film Screening
Karen Gillan's soon to be released debut feature as writer and director - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

Sunday 17th November 2019

09:00 to 10:00Breakfast

Networking
Join the festival team for breakfast - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

10:00 to 11:30Story Generation Workshop with The Film Look

Workshop
A gripping, entertaining story is a fundamental element of a great film. But where do you start? - Tickets & Info »
Location: The Workshop

10:00 to 11:15Making a Youth Film Festival

Panel Discussion
Come and meet the team and hear how they made this Film Festival happen. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

10:00 to 11:40Short Film – DIY v’s BFI (#1 & #2)

Short Film Screening
Self-made short films beside the best of the BFI Film Academy shorts. The BFI Film Academy offers the opportunity for young people (16 to 19) to come together to make a fi lm supported by industry professionals. Young people all over Scotland are achieving incredible things with family, friends and limited resources. This strand celebrates the best of both worlds. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

11:45 to 13:00Casting and Performance

Panel Discussion
Come and hear from an agent, a casting director and an actor on the do's and don't of casting - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

12:00 to 15:00Introduction to Film Making

Workshop
Want to make a film but not sure where to begin? Or made something but looking to understand the process a bit more? - Tickets & Info »
Location: The Workshop

12:00 to 13:00Short Film – FAMILY MATTERS

Short Film Screening
Peeking behind the curtains of family life. A collection of films, exploring the up’s and down of family relationships from a variety of perspectives. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

13:30 to 14:30Short Film – The Empowered

Short Film Screening
The Empowered is a series of short films that tell stories about how people have pushed back against the challenges of society and owned it! Own it! - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

13:30 to 15:00The Producers Perspective

Panel Discussion
Come and hear about the role that a Producer plays in the world of film and television. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

15:00 to 16:0060 Minute No Budget Film School

Workshop
Practical advice for your own film making process - Tickets & Info »
Location: The Workshop

15:00 to 16:30Diversity and Inclusion on Screen

Panel Discussion
Location: Main Space

15:00 to 16:00Short Film – MIND MAPS

Short Film Screening
A short Film programme exploring the nooks and crannies of the mind. This collection of films explores the wide range of both positive and negative experiences relating to the mind, including mental health, growing up, grief and imagination. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

16:30 to 17:30Short Film – TURN ON FOR INSPIRATION

Short Film Screening
A programme of short films showcasing different techniques, made by young talented filmmakers who we think will inspire you to get up and follow in their footsteps. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

16:45 to 18:00DIY Distribution Panel

Panel Discussion
How to get your film out into the world and seen by your target audience? - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

18:00 to 19:00Awards Ceremony

Networking
Come along and find out which film makers have won our fabulous prizes - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

20:00 to 22:00Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Feature Film Screening
Come along to our closing night screening of this hilarious and touching crowd-pleaser. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema
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