Each year, Edinburgh International Film Festival welcomes up to 400 media representatives from all over the world. Accreditation is now open and the EIFF 2017 programme will be launched on 31 May.

The Press team will assist you in finding your way through the festival and handle any interview requests.

If you wish to apply for accreditation to EIFF 2017 please register here.

EIFF press accreditation includes:

  • Access to the online Press area of the EIFF website, including P&I listings
  • Entry to Press and Industry screenings
  • Industry Centre access
  • EIFF Industry & Press Guide
  • EIFF 2017 Catalogue
  • Videotheque access


If you have been accredited, you can collect your press pass from the EIFF Registration desk at the Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED, just across the road from the Filmhouse.

The Registration desk will be open from:

  • 11:00 - 16:00  Monday 19 June
  • 08:30 - 16:00  Tuesday 20 June
  • 08:30 - 18:00  Wednesday 21 June to Friday 30 June
  • 08:30 - 16:00  Saturday 01 July
  • 10:00 - 16:00  Sunday 02 July

The Videotheque, located in the Filmhouse Guild Rooms, accessible by the lane at the back of Filmhouse, will be open from: 

  • 11:00 - 16:00  Monday 19 June (Press only)
  • 09:00 - 16:00  Tuesday 20 June (Press only)
  • 09:00 - 18:00  Wednesday 21 June
  • 09:00 - 21:00  Thursday 22 to Saturday 01 July  
  • 09:00 - 16:00  Sunday 02 July

Please Note:

The Festival’s public programme will be available on this site from 31 May.


Press and Industry screenings start two days ahead of the public screenings. The Press and Industry screenings schedule will be on the EIFF website. The screening schedule is subject to change, so please refer daily to the website or the Information board in the Industry Centre. Tickets for some public screenings are made available for passholders when there are no Press and Industry screenings (subject to Pass Type).

The Opening film screening of the Festival is not covered by the pass system. To attend it (tickets subject to availability), please email registration@edfilmfest.org.uk with Opening Film - Press in the subject line or visit the Press Office.

An EIFF Talent Contacts Grid will be available on the Press section of our website where press can find the relevant contacts to set up interviews, but if you have any further enquiries please email our Press Agency at eiff@ddapr.com

EIFF welcomes applications from bloggers, however we will evaluate your blog's readership/followers before allocating you a pass.

Normally we accept no more than three accreditation requests per company (excluding crew members). However, we will evaluate each request on a case by case basis.