United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival

when 4 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee GBP 2372

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival introduces students to central concepts of film study including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director-centred approaches, identity, socio-politics and related philosophical issues. This course works in tandem with the the renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The first half of the course provides students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of film criticism, theory and philosophy. The following half of the course supports students in applying their new understanding to a variety of Edinburgh International Festival films and events. These events include UK or World premiers and industry and In Person events. This gives students a unique opportunity to engage with new works and network with members of the film industry.
Participants will receive a Student Delegate Pass and will attend film premieres, press screenings, industry events and public lectures at EIFF, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. After the film screenings students will take part in tutorials and will be expected to apply key ideas in film theory and criticism when analysing the films. In the third week they will combine with local students on the OLL/EIFF An Insight into the EIFF course.
During the time spent at the festival, public lectures and guest talks provide further theoretical insight into film studies and criticism, while daily tutorials enable in-depth analysis of the films through tutor-led class discussions.

Course leader

Martine Pierquin

Target group

2 years of undergraduate study

Course aim

The course provides students with a unique opportunity to analyse and discover the range and depth of the Film Festival’s film programming, whilst networking with fellow cinephiles and industry professionals. Students are expected to apply the knowledge which they have gained throughout the course to a variety of selected festival films and industry events (short and feature films, documentaries, film retrospective, In Person events), including UK or World premieres being shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In addition - via a selection of writing workshops - students are encouraged to develop their own writing on film.

Credits info

Non-credit bearing course

Fee info

GBP 2372: Accommodation fees not included in course fees.
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website when announced

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