15 - 26 June 2016
Edinburgh International Film Festival explores new ideas in cinema, inviting local and international audiences to engage with a dynamic programme of fiction and documentary work.
A festival committed to showcasing the most exciting, original and challenging new films and the most promising new talent, each year EIFF welcomes over 1,400 industry delegates, filmmakers and members of the press. The 70th EIFF will take place from 15 to 26 June 2016.
Industry offerings include a packed programme of events, screenings and networking opportunities. They run alongside a series of talent development initiatives designed to support the best emerging talent from across the UK.
EIFF 2015 strands included Best of British, American Dreams, Directors' Showcase, New Perspectives, Documentaries/Doc of the Day, Night Moves, Animation, Black Box, Shorts, The Young and the Wild, Classics and Focus on Mexico, as well as two retrospectives: Little Big Screen and Walter Hill: The Early Years.
Awards at EIFF include Best International Feature Film, Best International Documentary Feature, the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, the Student Critics Jury Award and the Audience Award. EIFF also gives awards in the categories of animation and short film.
EIFF also offer a range of screenings and workshops for young people as part of our Education activity. This includes our Young Programmers and Student Critics Jury programmes.
Want a flavour of EIFF 2015? Check out last edition's Preview Reel:
EIFF is committed to providing support for the film industry through its diverse industry programme. Come and take-part in our range of specially curated industry events and network with professionals from across the industry.
Full details of our industry programme and services can be found here.
For updates on EIFF’s industry activity follow us on Twitter - @eiffindustry
EIFF is proud to provide a range of talent development programmes that support filmmakers across a range of disciplines and at various stages of their careers. In the past four years EIFF has developed the personal skills and projects of over 100 filmmakers in roles including producers, composers, screenwriters, directors and animators.
To read more about current projects and past participants, visit our Talent Development pages here.
You can also keep up-to-date with our talent development activity by following our talent twitter feed - @eiffconnections
EIFF is passionate about working with younger audiences, and in 2015 provided a range of screenings, events and workshops especially for this audience. This included EIFF Youth Hub, a unique space that provided events for 15 to 26-year-olds looking to explore a future in the film industry; Teen Spirit, a strand of the Festival programmed by our Young Programmers; and our Student Critics Jury which seeks to discover the future film critics of Scotland.
Full details on all EIFF Learning activity can be found here.
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today unveiled details of its celebrated Black Box programming strand. Showcasing the best in experimental filmmaking Black Box combines thought-provoking new works with retrospectives and special events.