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North movie fans 11-18 have one day left to apply to join Into Film Youth Advisory Council

By Margaret Chrystall

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The Into Film Youth Advisory Council, 11 to 18s are invited to join.
The Into Film Youth Advisory Council, 11 to 18s are invited to join.

YOUNG film fans (11-18) have just until tomorrow (Tuesday, July 13) to apply to charity Into Film Scotland to join its Youth Advisory Council.

The YAC has still thrived throughout lockdown, and during that time, offered its members unique experiences such as interviewing legendary Bond producer Barbara Broccoli from her home in New York, and also having their movie reviews of new, classic and archive films published online.

They have also connected digitally with fellow young movie lovers across Scotland and the whole of the UK, sharing ideas with YAC members based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Children and young people are at the heart of everything Into Film does, says the charity.

To make sure young people’s opinions and voices are heard, it set up the Into Film Youth Advisory Council where passionate young people aged between 11 and 18 can come together to provide feedback on everything from its film catalogue to the charity’s teaching resources.

They also take part in competitions, and are involved with the annual Into Film Festival.

The charity also skills up and inspires young people involved by giving them opportunities to learn about the international, national and regional film industry and the career opportunities available in film.

The Scottish YAC members have also been involved in the Scottish Youth Film Festival as jury members, where they watch all the films entered into the competition and work together to decide the winning films. They also have the opportunity to present the awards to the winners of each category which takes place both in person and online.

One council member said: “I would encourage anyone with an interest in film to apply. During the past two years we wrote film reviews, watched films and I’ve made so many friends.”

Apply until Tuesday, July 13 at: www.intofilm.org

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