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  • EIFF Visits Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinema.

    EIFF programmer, Lydia Beilby, writes about her recent trip to the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Canada

  • Don't Miss! Final Sunday Selection

    Want to make your final EIFF Sunday a little more super? Look no further!

    Here's our Sunday run-down to help you make some easy pickings on the final day of the Festival.

  • Don't Miss! Saturday Selection

    Wondering what to do this weekend? EIFF 2014 has just begun! Our programme is packed with top films. Check out what's in store for you today and head on down to our Box Office!

  • Top Tweets! The First Few Days at EIFF

    The first Festival weekend has begun! EIFF has been in full swing for 3 days, and we've already got tons of great reviews, tips and recommendations to share from our lovely Twitter followers.

  • Friday Night Films

    Living for the weekend? Here are our selections for Friday night!

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit... Again!

    The Teen Spirit strand, selected by the EIFF Young Programmers team, proudly portrays young people in a manner that is sensitive, warm and all encompassing. Let's take a closer look.

  • Get Connected!

    EIFF kicks off in just a few days! Here are some ways that you can get involved at the Festival.

  • Iain Gardner's McLaren 2014

    This off-season we've been taking you along with us to teach you about the process of putting EIFF together. Today our animation expert Iain Gardner is here to tell you more about the Fetival's long-standing association with animation pioneer Norman McLaren.

  • A Day in the Life with Guest Services

    The Guest Services team at EIFF is responsible for looking after all of our special guests of the Fest. They ensure that everyone has a room and an itinerary, makes their appearances and perhaps most importantly isn't left behind at the airport! Emma Fyvie tells us how it's done.

  • A Day in the Life of a Techie

    This year we've featured a selection of 'A Day in the Life' blog posts from various EIFF departments; our submissions viewers, the Industry team, and the programming department.

    This week we'd like to introduce you to our unsung heroes: the Technical department! Here's Ali Blaikie on how they prepare for the Festival and how they work hard to keep our screenings running smoothly.

  • Throwback Thursday: David Cairns, Filmmaker & Attendee

    David Cairns is a local filmmaker and long-time attendee of Edinburgh International Film Festival. We asked him to share some of his favourite experiences and memories from EIFF throughout the years. So, without further ado, here's David with his personal Top 5 Favourite EIFF ephemera!

  • A Day in the Life of a Short Film Programmer

    Today on the EIFF blog we're continuing our FIlm Festival Team series, A Day in the Life! Here's are a few words from Lydia Beilby, the Short Film Programmer at the Festival, on how she and her team select the best short-form filmmaking to screen each June.

  • Twitter Competition T&Cs

    Today we're running a quick-fire RT to win! Here are the Terms & Conditions.

  • A Day in the Life of a Marketing Placement

    Recruitment for EIFF 2014 is currently open, and the Marketing team is looking for fresh blood! To give you a taste of what it's like to join the team, we invited Rosie Kew, a former Marketing Placement at the Festival to tell you what the job is all about.

  • A Day In The Life: The EIFF Industry Team

    This year, we're bringing you more behind the scenes stories from the creation of Edinburgh International Film Festival than ever before. Today, let's hear it from the Industry team! Here's Holly Daniel with more.

  • EIFF Programming visits IDFA film festival

    This year we're bringing you more behind-the-scenes stories from the festival-making process. Today EIFF documentary programmer Jenny Leask shares her experience from the IDFA film festival in Amsterdam.

  • Don't Miss! Super Sunday Picks

    Along with our Best of the Fest selection, there are tons of great films showing today – the final day of the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Check it out...

  • Don't Miss! Saturday Selection

    Wondering what to do this wet weekend? Remember, EIFF 2013 is not over yet. In fact the tail-end of our packed programme is bound to keep you busy (and dry) as we have saved some of our best films for last.

  • Friday Night's Alright for Movie Watching

    This Friday night kicks off the final weekend of EIFF and it's filled with gems and surprises. Take a look at some of our Friday night suggestions.

  • Top Tweets: Picks of the Day

    We've selected four picks of the evening – and reviews to back them up. Take a look and let us know your picks of the Fest for Thursday 27 June.

  • Don't Miss! Picks of the Fest

    As the Festival creeps into its final week, the team has picked out 6 must-see movies screening on Wednesday 26, Thursday 27, and Friday 28 June. Dig in!


  • Don't Miss! Weekend Picks of the Fest

    After a great response to the last Don't Miss! – the Festival team has made another selection of films for you, all screening this weekend: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June. Which one will you pick?

  • Don't Miss! Picks of the Fest for Thursday & Friday

    The Festival team has been scouring the programme and we've picked out 6 must-see movies for the first two full days of the Festival: Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June. Take a look at these early Festival gems

  • EIFF - Get Connected!

    EIFF might be a whole two weeks away but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to get involved.

  • Festival Team Blog: EIFF 2013 is a Go!

    The programme is wrapped, the brochure has been printed and shipped, our t-shirts have arrived and we’re all prepped and ready for another programme launch!