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Job Opportunity - Technical Coordinator

We are looking for a freelance Technical Coordinator to work with us to deliver a fantastic programme of films and events designed to inspire, educate and celebrate the creativity and diversity of young filmmakers and film enthusiasts living in Scotland. 

We are exploring the possibility of delivering some aspects of the festival physically and some aspects on-line (depending on where we are with Covid-19).   We want to recruit a creative and talented technical coordinator to join our team and take responsibility for all aspects of the technical delivery of the festival in whatever format it takes.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in delivering online streaming events, public facing events, presentations and film screenings. We are looking for a combination of excellent interpersonal communication skills, comprehensive working knowledge of multiple on-line platforms, a passion for film, a keen eye for accuracy, a solid understanding of digital culture and experience of working with young people.

For full job description and further information e-mail –

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th August at 5pm.

2020 Youth Team Challenges now open!


FYFF Short Film Competition now open


HOME - Short Film Competition for young film-makers in Lockdown

SYFF and The National Library of Scotland have teamed up to invite young Scottish Film makers to create short films, up to 5 minutes long on the theme of ‘Home’.

Films can be any genre and in any language made using whatever technology is available.  Film makers up to the age of 19 years are invited to create something with whatever people, pets or resources they have around them during this period of lockdown and social isolation.

Winning films will receive a prize and will be lodged in the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive for future generations to see.

Submissions close on the 31st August.

For further information visit:

EIFF New Visions Short Film Competition - open for entries

EIFF Youth New Visions Short Film Competition returns this year, with the same dedicated purpose – to discover the newest voices in Scottish film and bring their visions to the global stage.

The competition is FREE to enter and is open to young people aged 15 to 25 who reside in Scotland. Films must have been completed after June 2019, not exceed 15 minutes running time and be Scottish premieres. There is no theme for the competition and films of all genres will be accepted.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 17th April 2020 at 5pm (or before this date if your film is ready!)

All submissions will be reviewed by EIFF’s Youth Advisory Group, who will curate a shortlist. A panel of judges – made up of film industry professionals – will watch the shortlisted films and give out two New Visions Awards, one for the age category 15-18 and one for the age category 19-25. The Awards will be announced on 28 June 2020. Each award comes with a cash prize of £300.

For more information on submissions requirements and how to enter visit or get in touch at


EIFF Youth New Visions Short Film Competition is funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.

Scottish Youth Film Festival 2019

Hot on the heels of FANS Youth Film Festival – SYFF is on Saturday 30th November (13-19 years) and Sunday 1st December (12 and Under) – 10am -4pm both days

It’s all FREE and they have some great film related workshops, talks and sessions lined up at the Centre for Carbon Innovation in Infirmary Street Edinburgh, ten minutes walk from Waverley train station. –

They have workshops by animators, John McPhail (Director of Anna and the Apocalypse), Gillian Johnstone (make up artist, The Crown) and many others. 

Gmac Film Summer School & Screenwriting competition

Gmac Film have announced their Summer School programme for this year! Applications are now open!

Summer School will run from July 29th – August 11th and is a fun, FREE intensive two week programme in which the young people will learn the filmmaking process and produce an industry quality short film! The programme is open to young people aged 15 – 19.

More information on how to apply can be found on Gmac’s website;

Summer School Screenwriting Challenge

As part of the Summer School they have opened a screenwriting challenge, in the hope to find fresh young voices to write the script that will be produced into a short film during the Summer School!

In order to help young people interested in writing who may have no experience, Gmac are also running a free workshop on Wednesday 12th June at 5pm – 8pm.

Details of which can be found here:

The deadline for script submission is the 24/06/19, and all Scottish based young people under 25 years old are eligible. 

More details on the terms of the challenge can be found here:

BECTU's Future Film Makers Festival - Submissions Open

BECTU Future Filmmakers Festival, for Union members under the age of 25 or who has been in the arts and entertainment industry for less than one year.

The festival takes place on 30th September at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, London. Entries will be judged by the Writers, Producers and Directors branch of BECTU. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry name; Peter Kosminsky and Rebecca O’Brian have already pledged their support.

The festival is brought to you by the BECTU Young Members Forum. The aim is to celebrate the creative potential of our youngest and newest members- they’re the future of the union!

The deadline for submissions is midnight 31 July.

Eavi Summer Camp 2019

Explore Media Literacy for Citizenship with 12 other young people in a stunning European location

Can you spot fake news? Have you ever believed disinformation?
Have you wondered how anyone could?
Whether you have thought about this before or not, but you are up to a challenge, you are welcome to participate at the EAVI CAMP and discover it!


  • LOCATION: De Pinte, Belgium
  • PERIOD: 23rd – 31st July 2019
  • LENGTH: 9 days
  • WORKING ACTIVITIES: production of short films and infographics
  • DEADLINE: 27th of April 2019
  • APPLICATION: presentation video

EAVI is launching the first summer camp on media literacy!

We will host 13 dynamic international young people willing to spend their holidays surrounded by nature and fun while contributing to the field.

Don’t you know exactly what media literacy is? No worries, the camp has been organised exactly for this purpose!

EAVI is going to train the participants through incredible and entertaining workshops on matters they come across every day in their virtual reality, such as fake news, hate speech, propaganda, etc.

Participants will balance outdoor and free time activities with a challenging task they need to accomplish by the end of the camp: create a short film and infographics about these topics, so that young people are going to create content for young people, spreading around their important message!

MORE ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES: The camp provides offline free time to enjoy the beautiful Flemish countryside, team activities, short visits to the nearby cities (Ghent and Brussels), coupled with group working activities for the development of the short video.

So, if you are creative, crazy about social media and can create videos or infographics, but also interested in learning about the deeper aspects of the media, THIS CAMP IS RIGHT FOR YOU!

Participants don’t have to pay any fees. Food and accommodation are free for those selected for EAVI CAMP.

Flights and means of transport to arrive and leave are at the participants’ expenses. For this reason, we advise you to book the flights as soon as you will be selected.

HOW TO APPLY: To participate in the selection process, you need to send a video around 3 minutes in length telling us who you are, why you are interested in the camp and what qualities you possess that will be useful for the EAVI CAMP activities. Please don’t stress about the video. Feel free to present yourself in the most comfortable way for you and show us your creativity!

The video and the information form attached below should be sent by the 27th of April to

For more information download the file attached below or write to (for the attention of Giovanna Tanzi)



Aged 16+ and looking for guidance on getting your foot in the door of the film industry?

Get Started In Film is a new free project with GMAC Film in partnership with ScreenSkills which will give you access to a one-on-one session career guidance session as well as the opportunity to apply for a FREE Industry Pass for Glasgow Film Festival 2019.

To receive an application form please email with the subject “Get Started In Film Application.

SHMU Youth Media Project

SHMU offer a wide range of mixed media training opportunities for young people aged between 11-19 years living in regeneration areas across Aberdeen.

Youth TV – ‘New state of the art TV studio’ opening soon. In preparation we are offering a range of film and TV broadcasting courses starting with an ‘Into Film Club’ launching on Thursday 8th November from 6pm at shmu.

Youth Radio Project – Weekly radio production to prepare for live Saturday show presented by our young presenters.

Youth Journalism – learning all aspects of journalism including; writing techniques, interviews skills and create articles for our youth magazine ‘Journalogical’ which is created 3 times a year.

For more information on the youth opportunities at shmu contact Denise Reid, shmu Youth Media Manager on or call 01224 515013

Visit SHMU's website

Hit The Ground Running

Hit The Ground Running offers training and skills development for film and television drama. Courses are running early in 2019 – visit their website to join their mailing list and receive update on forthcoming courses and events.

Visit the Hit The Ground Running Website
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