Industry Events FAQs

Q: Where will Industry Events be held?
A: This year’s Industry Delegate Centre will be in the Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street. Industry events, registration, special events, networking events and the press office will all be based there.

Q: Do I have to purchase tickets for individual Industry Events?
A: No. You can just show your delegate pass at the door. To get access to our full Industry events programme please register for a delegate pass. We have a range of passes available for students, industry professionals and press. Some public ticketed events are available for delegates. You can collect tickets from the Delegate Ticket Terminal at Filmhouse.

Q: I'm a filmmaker that is just starting out. Which events do you recommend I attend?
A: We have events focussing on short film production and first feature development. Pitching workshops are available for emerging producers, as well as events for emerging screenwriters and directors. Experts from across the Industry will make themselves available at various events giving information and advice on support available for development, production and training. Or join us for our networking drinks most nights from 18h30 to 19h30 at the Traverse Bar. 

Q: What's the best way to network at the Festival?
A: Come along to Early Doors every night at 6.30pm. These daily sponsored networking drinks take place every day in the Traverse Bar/Cafe in the Delegate Centre supported by Creative Scotland and EIFF Industry partners. Grab a free beer and start introducing yourself, you never know who you might meet! Please note these events are for passholders only.

Q: I'm looking for a producer / writer / director for a project I want to get off the ground!
A: To see who is around, check the list of registered delegates once you sign in to your Delegate Account. These will both be available once the Festival has started. If people are happy to be contacted, they will have included their contact details. At the Registration desk, our dedicated staff will do their best to help connect you with the people you want to meet.

Q: Are you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
A: Click the link below to follow our Industry twitter feed @eiffindustry. We are now also on Facebook, Like us!

Q: Can I get tickets for Public Screenings?
Each day a limited number of tickets will be made available to EIFF passholders for some public screenings taking place on that day.

A notice will be posted in the Traverse and at the Delegate Ticket Terminal at the Filmhouse Box Office listing which films have standby tickets for that day. From 08:30 you may obtain a ticket for these screenings on presentation of your pass. One pass equals one ticket per film.Tickets are subject to availability, on a first come first served basis and will NOT be available for every public screening/event.

Your pass also entitles you to a Delegates discount when purchasing tickets for public screenings or events.

Standby for Public Screenings
Passholders may still be able to gain free access to public screenings where there are tickets remaining, any returns or unoccupied seats available directly before the screening begins. 
If tickets are available, you can request one by showing your pass at the Box Office of the venue of the screening. There will be no hierarchy amongst pass types in this situation.

 Q.Can I watch films at the Videotheque?
Yes. A number of EIFF films are available at our viewing booths inthe EIFF Videotheque, located at the back of Filmhouse. You need to show your pass to get in. Places are limited and priority will be given to Gold Press pass holders and Industry Buyers.


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