EIFF 2013 Submissions are Open

Calling all filmmakers, Submissions for EIFF 2013 are now open! This is your chance to get your film into one of the world's most innovative film festivals and have it premiere to industry and public alike. 

We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival are now open. The longest continually-running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 67th edition. Over the years the Festival has continued to bring UK audiences the most innovative and exciting films from around the world. EIFF's successul 2012 edition reaffirmed the Festival's commitment to artistic exploration in narrative, documentary, experimental and animated film.

EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

Filmmakers are invited to submit their films in two ways - online via our partner website or by downloading the EIFF postal form. There are three deadlines each with their own related fees.

Earlybird Deadline – Monday 17 December 2012
SHORT - £20.00 / FEATURE - £75.00

Regular Deadline – Monday 4 February 2013
SHORT - £30.00 / FEATURE - £85.00

Late Deadline – Monday 18 February 2013
SHORT - £35.00 / FEATURE - £90.00

Please read the full rules and regulations before submitting your film. If you have any questions regarding submissions please email



EIFF is a partner of Withoutabox. The direct link to the EIFF Withoutabox submissions page is:

Log onto the website, set up an account and submit your film to EIFF directly from the website. Your fee will also be taken over the internet.
Then all you need to do is send in the DVD of your film. Please clearly mark your WAB tracking number on both the DVD and the outer envelope and packaging.

EIFF Submissions Form.
If you do not have a Withoutabox account, you can submit your film by using our postal which can be downloaded here.
Complete this by hand and send it along with your DVD and payment method.


A full list of awards to be presented at the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival can be found on our awards page -

The 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival will take place from 19 – 30 June 2013.

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