Young Fife film fans wanted by Film Scotland to join its youth advisory council

Into Film Scotland, an education charity that puts film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development, is looking for enthusiastic film fans aged 11 - 18 to join its Youth Advisory Council (YAC).

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 2:19 pm

Throughout lockdown the YAC has continued to thrive, offering its members a host of unique experiences including interviewing legendary Bond producer Barbara Broccoli from her home in New York.

Members have also had their movie reviews of new, classic and archive films published online and connecting digitally with fellow young movie lovers across Scotland and the whole of the UK, sharing ideas with those based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Previous members of the YAC.

The programme also offers exclusive opportunities for members to take part in online question and answers with various movie producers, and masterclasses with industry professionals as well as giving a chance for young people to learn more about the film industry and the careers available.

Katie Hamilton, programme coordinator and YAC lead for Scotland, said: "It is a chance for young people to find out more about the film industry and to get the word out there that lets them know that there is more than one avenue into the industry.

"The sessions we offer are very young person focused with them really driving what is done and achieved. They talk about things that are important to them and what they want to hear.”

"Everything they have done has been very impactful and we take everything on board to make it happen.”

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