Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

Films selected by 15-19-year-olds to appeal to their peer group

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Border Warfare: John McGrath's Work in Television, Theatre and Film, Directors' Showcase, Films On Film, Focus On Germany, Focus On Iran, For The Family, Interrupted Revolution: Iranian Cinema, 1962 to 1978, New Perspectives, No Limits, Opening and Closing Galas, Secret Master: Dominik Graf And The Hidden History Of German Cinema, Shorts, Special Screenings, Wicked And Wild

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Ballet Boys (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Kenneth Elvebakk; Writer: Kenneth Elvebakk; Stars: Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Syvert Lorenz Garcia, Torgeir Lund)
Documentary about young men with a passion for dance.
UK premiere.
#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator (Country: US, Syria; Year: 2013; Director: Joe Piscatella; Writer: Joe Piscatella)
Documentary about one youngster's social activism as she leads Syrian protests from her US suburban bedroom.
UK premiere.
Emo (The Musical) (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Neil Triffett; Writer: Neil Triffett; Stars: Harry Borland, Kristen Cunningham, Zak Marrinan, Charlotte Nicdao, Gary Samolin, Robert Tripolino, Stephen Wainrib, Will Weatheritt, Jonathan Wells)
Can love blossom between an emo kid and a good Christian girl?
Showing as part of showcase Teen Spirit Shorts.
Finsterworld (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Frauke Finsterwalder; Writer: Frauke Finsterwalder, Christian Kracht; Stars: Christoph Bach, Margit Carstensen, Jakub Gierszal, Corinna Harfouch, Sandra Hüller, Carla Juri, Johannes Krisch, Sarah Mathilda Libbertz, Michael Maertens, Dieter Meier, Max Pellny, Leonard Scheicher, Bernhard Schütz, Ronald Zehrfeld)
Generations of the Sandberg family are revealed through loosely connected strands.
UK premiere.
Galore (Country: Australia; Year: 2013; Director: Rhys Graham; Writer: Rhys Graham; Stars: Ashleigh Cummings, Lily Sullivan, Toby Wallace, Maya Stange, Oscar Redding, Daniel Webber, Natasha Novak, Aliki Matangi, Kallum Humphries, Angus Murphy, Elena Pellone, Ben Toyer, Rylie Humphries, Daniel Ruspandini, Graham Gall)
A dramatic love triangle set against the backdrop of raging bushfires. The summer nights hardly cool off and the parties keep getting wilder. Falling in love for the first time is a mysterious thing and here lies the danger for Billie, Danny and Laura.
UK premiere.
Half Sour (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Sean McGing, Mary Anne Rothberg; Writer: Jonathan Mann)
A group of skateboarders start a pickle firm.
Showing as part of showcase Teen Spirit Shorts.
Korso (Country: Finland; Year: 2014; Director: Akseli Tuomivaara; Writer: Kirsikka Saari, Jenni Toivoniemi; Stars: Mikko Neuvonen, Petri Manninen, Amanda Löfman, Niko Vakkuri, Iida Lampela, Richmond Ghansah, Iiro Panula)
A young man falls foul of a loan shark as he tries to turn his streetball dreams into reality.
International premiere.
Letter From An Old Boy (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Michael Ferns; Writer: Meg Campbell, Michael Ferns; Stars: Kathryn Howden, Lorne MacFadyen, Sean Brown, Daniel Cameron, Martin Donaghy, Terence Rae, Brendan Hellier)
Letters home from young soldiers in the First World War.
Showing as part of showcase Teen Spirit Shorts.
Moritz And The Woodwouse (Moritz und der Waldschrat) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Bryn Chainey; Writer: Bryn Chainey; Stars: Kai Oliver Böhne, Ben Litwinschuh, Tim Sander, Anna Thalbach, Jens Winter)
A boy makes a dark bargain as he struggles to cope with his ill brother.
Showing as part of showcase Teen Spirit Shorts.
Schoolyard (Proavlio) (Country: Greece; Year: 2014; Director: Rinio Dragasaki; Writer: Rinio Dragasaki; Stars: Kritonas Doris, Giorgos Fragkos, Kleio Papatzanaki-Hrysovergi, Lambis Smailis, Stamatis Tountas, Thalia Tsakalou, Stavros Tsantes, Olga Tsantiri, Avra Vordonaraki, Giorgos Vordonarakis, Michaela Zahariou)
A water fight... but in this game, it's play till you drop.
Showing as part of showcase Teen Spirit Shorts.
Tryouts (Country: US, Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Susana Casares; Writer: Susana Casares; Stars: Kimya Marefat, Marissa Clifford, Joey Naber, Johanna Trujillo, Azzie Amani, Rajia Baroudi, Stacy Jorgensen, Katelyn Statton, Tim Trobec, Jennifer Jolliff, Eastynn Chadwick, Noland Ammon, Madisson Bellisimo, Nick Saso, Cassidy Ann Shaffer)
A Muslim American girl tries out for her school's cheerleading squad.
Showing as part of showcase Teen Spirit Shorts.
Violet (Country: Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Bas Devos; Writer: Bas Devos)
In a shopping mall, Jesse’s best friend is stabbed to death right before his eyes.
UK premiere.
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