Edinburgh Film Festival: Read 2021's Young Critics

Read reviews from this year's group of Edinburgh International Film Festival Young Critics

Feature by The Skinny | 02 Sep 2021
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The curtain has come down on another edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and we're delighted to once again bring you work from the writers involved in the Festival's Young Critics programme.

For its eighth year, the Young Critics programme saw nine emerging film writers receive mentoring and support from three of the country's best journalists, editors and podcasters in Ella Kemp, Douglas Greenwood and Leslie Pitt. The Young Critics' work can be found in the September issue of The Skinny, out this week, or by clicking the links below.

If you've been inspired by this year's festivals and the general return of culture, or are looking for tips on getting into film journalism, check out the EIFF's YouTube seminar on How to get into Film Journalism. It's loaded great tips from our film editor Jamie Dunn and reviewer Rafaela Sales Ross, with full captioning and a BSL interpreter.

Edinburgh Film Festival: Young Critics' reviews

Mad God, reviewed by Beatrice Jane Copland
The Deer King, reviewed by Jack Richardson
Absolute Denial, reviewed by Nathaniel Ashley
Stop-Zemlia, reviewed by Leeza Isaeva
The Road Dance, reviewed by Alix Hudson
Mandiblesreviewed by Lauren Musa-Green
Rebel Dykes, reviewed by Hannah Eglinton
Faceless, reviewed by Xuanlin Tham
The Mobile programme of Bridging The Gap shorts, reviewed by Sungleen Moon