Tourism Video Challenge Set for Young TV Festival Hopefuls

Two young people, who have taken part in an offshoot of the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival are to be given the chance of making a short video showcasing the attractions of Scotland as a visitor destination.

In association with Scots indie, Tern TV, and tourism agency, VisitScotland, the prize is up for grabs among participants in the festival's Network scheme.

TV presenter, Ore Oduba, was yesterday on hand to help launch the scheme at the festival. 

The video will be put online, in the hope it will go viral. 

The Network provides a specially-selected group of young people an introduction to working in television.

Network participants yesterday received the brief for the video and have been asked to come up with a proposal. The two chosen will come to Scotland for two days this October to make a film based on their idea.

They’ll be shooting and directing the film themselves, with the support of mentors at Tern TV and in consultation with VisitScotland. They’ll get a director’s credit at the end of the film and the video will be shown at next year’s festival.

Said David Strachan, joint managing director at Tern Television: “We’re delighted to be working alongside VisitScotland on this project. It’s a chance to showcase the nation as a fantastic visitor destination, as seen through the eyes of a fresh and inventive young director. With such a lovely, broad brief this is a wonderful opportunity for new talent to get their vision out there.”