My name is Thomas Rowbotham, I’m 19 and I live near Aberdeen, Scotland. At the moment, I study physics at the University of Edinburgh. In my spare time, I am very engaged with cinema. I am currently a Young Programmer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and have volunteered at and attended many other film festivals and events. I look forward to meeting the other members of the Youth Advisory Board and working with the group to advise on greater engagement between young people and the festival.