Edinburgh International Film Festival would like to thank our 2016 partners:
Official Car Partner – Volvo Cars
The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927, and since then we’ve gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way. Today, Volvo is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world, with sales in about 100 countries. The company’s corporate and brand strategy “Designed Around You” puts people at the centre, and is a foundation and a guide for the business, the products and the corporate culture.
Official Ice Cream Partner – Graham’s The Family Dairy
Graham’s The Family Dairy was established over 70 years ago and produces an award winning home-grown range of the highest quality food and drink. Their current range includes Graham’s Gold, Graham’s Organic, milk, cheese, cream, butter, spreadable butter, ice-cream, cottage cheese, quark, sour cream and yogurt; which is all made using the finest Scottish ingredients from over 98 farmers.
From their family farm in the heart of Scotland, Graham’s has grown through three generations and is now Scotland’s largest independent dairy since setting up in Bridge of Allan in 1939. Today more than half of Scotland’s households buy Graham’s products and they are now proudly Scotland’s No.1 Dairy Brand.
Official Venue Partners
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.
We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.
The BFI was founded in 1933. We are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. We combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.
We award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
Film Forever is our five year strategic plan for 2012-2017 to support UK film. The plan covers all our activities and is based around three priorities – education and audiences, support for the UK film industry and unlocking film heritage.
EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of business, sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. Strong partnerships are at the heart of EventScotland and has attracted and secured a significant number of major events to Scotland including; the 2016 European Curling Championships, 2016 MOBO Awards and the 2017 World Badminton Championships.
The Scottish Government
The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment. Some powers are reserved to the UK government and include: immigration, the constitution, foreign policy and defence.
The City of Edinburgh Council
Based in Scotland's capital city, the Council provides a range of public services to over 444,000 citizens and promotes the city worldwide.
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