Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Launches Teen Spirit Strand

Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Launches Teen Spirit Strand

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New section is aimed at engaging young audiences and programmed by a teenage team.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has announced a new Teen Spirit section and Youth Hub in a bid to engage young audiences and encourage new filmmaking talent.

The films in the Teen Spirit strand, aimed at 15-to 26-year-olds, have been selected by a 16-strong team aged 15-19. During EIFF, the Young Programmers will be hosting Q&As, promoting the films and reporting from within the festival.

The section will comprise six features and six shorts, with tickets priced at £5 to encourage younger cinemagoers.

The line-up includes:

Galore (Rhys Graham)

Ballet Boys (Kenneth Elvebakk)

#Chicagogirl - The Social Network Takes On A Dictator (Joe Piscatella)

Finsterworld (Frauke Finsterwalder)

Korso (Akseli Tuomivaara)

Violet (Bas Devos)

The short films are: Emo (The Musical); Half Sour; Letter From An Old Boy; Schoolyard; Tryouts; and Moritz And The Woodwose. …

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