We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival are now open. Successful submissions will be showcased before public and industry audiences at the 2016 edition of one of the world’s most respected film festivals.
The longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 70th edition. Over the years, the Festival has continued to bring UK audiences the most innovative and exciting films from around the world. 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 Withoutabox.com, or by downloading the EIFF postal form. There are three deadlines each with their own related fees. Full details below.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE READ OUR FULL RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FILM.
DEADLINES & FEES
There are three submissions deadlines:
Earlybird - Wednesday 16 December 2015
SHORT – £20.00 / FEATURE - £75.00
Regular - Wednesday 20 January 2016
SHORT – £30.00 / FEATURE - £85.00
Late - Wednesday 10 February 2016
SHORT – £35.00 / FEATURE - £90.00
These are POSTMARK deadlines and reflect the date by which you must send your submission. However, please send your submission as soon as possible. Please make sure you submit the correct fee for your submission.
Or click here to download our 2016 EIFF Submission Form.
For full Submissions rules and regulations click here.
To view our Submissions FAQs click here.
The 70th EIFF will run from 15-26 June 2016.
Useful Film Links:
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information related to films, television programmes, and video games including information on actors and production crew personnel.
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