Magazine article Screen International

Karen Gillan Named Patron of Edinburgh Film Festival's Expanding Youth Strand (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Karen Gillan Named Patron of Edinburgh Film Festival's Expanding Youth Strand (Exclusive)

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Jumanji star to back youth-focused programme.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan has been named as patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s (EIFF) expanding youth strand.

Karen Gillan

Dubbed The Young & the Wild, the programme is a series of screenings and events for young audiences that takes place during the main festival, June 20 - July 1 in 2018.

Alongside her roles in current global box office topper Jumanji and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, 2017 also saw Gillan make her debut as a writer-director with The Party’s Just Beginning (previously Tupperware Party), which is now in post-produciton. …

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