Meet our Youth Jury!

Scot, Maisie, Callum, Kirstie and Rowen met last year as participants of Film Access Scotland Festival's Youth Team. They worked remotely to put together an online festival...and they never met in person.

They’ve come together online once again to decide the winners of the Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films in the Youth Award categories (Under 12, Under 18 and Under 25). They have watched 27 films shortlisted by this year’s Youth Team.

They are finally hoping to meet each other in person when they present the Youth Category awards at the Films For Future weekend.

Find out a bit more about each of our Youth Jurors:

Scot Mackenzie

Scot, originally from Inverness, is a film student at Edinburgh Napier University. He has a keen interest in producing and writing in the future. Politics, equality and representation on screen is most important to Scot when it comes to cinema. 

Maisie Pirrie

Hey! My name is Maisie, I am eighteen years old, and I study film and media at the University of Stirling. In the past I have been lucky enough to have been a part of the BFI Film Academy, filmmaking courses at The Royal Conservatoire and Moving Image Arts as well as Into Film’s Youth Advisory Council, The Scottish Youth Film Festival and of course FANS Youth Film Festival. Working on last year’s festival was an absolute blast and I can’t wait to be back, watch the films and be able to do things in person!

Kirstin Hardie

Hi, My name is Kirstin and I’m so excited to be back working with Film Access Scotland. I had such an amazing time working with the team on last year’s festival, I was honoured to be invited back!

Callum McArthur

Hi I’m Callum. I’m 21 and from Aberdeen, Scotland. I’m in my final year of my TV course. I’m really excited to watch all the films! 

Rowen Henderson

Hey! I'm Rowen Henderson, a student filmmaker studying in Edinburgh. I'm passionate about climate change and young people's involvement in shaping their futures - especially through creative means, which this festival is all about!

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