What Our Supporters Say
"It was a real pleasure working with the team at the EIFF in organising our clients sponsorship agreement for the 2012 festival. Throughout the whole process they remained professional, informative and aware of the key commercial objectives that we wanted to achieve – its no wonder that the 2012 film festival has been hailed as a success with such a dedicated and passionate team working in the background."
- Chris Bruce, The Lane Agency (agency working on behalf of A.F. Noble Subaru)
“Mackie’s of Scotland were the official ice cream partner for our first time this year. We wanted to celebrate the classic association of enjoying a good film and treating yourself to an ice cream. It was fun to feel part of the prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival with real excitement surrounding this year’s World and European premiere screenings. The enthusiastic EIFF development team looked after us well and delivered on the detail, all as promised and with a smile!”
- Karin Hayhow, Marketing Director, Mackie’s of Scotland
"The Edinburgh International Film Festival was a fantastic brand platform for us. It allowed us to introduce Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer to lots of new drinkers from around the world and raise our awareness in a way that was relevant to our brand and our consumers. The EIFF team ensured that we got the most exposure possible over the 10 days of the Festival and we managed to create a really strong partnership together. It was a real pleasure to be part of the 2012 programme"
- Lucy Cross, Marketing Manager, The Innis & Gunn Brewing Company Ltd
“Very pleased to hear Line mentioned in the opening speech at the launch this year – our team and our clients were very impressed. The Film Festival is a little gem in the Edinburgh festival programme. It’s been a pleasure to continue working with you”
- Ross Laurie, MD, Line
"Edinburgh International Film Festival once again promises to deliver a vibrant and diverse programme this year. As last year's impact study showed, the Edinburgh festivals contribute more than £250m in additional tourism revenue to Scotland’s economy. More than that, they promote Scotland's rich culture, heritage and distinct identity on the world stage. It makes strong sense, particularly during the Year of Creative Scotland, to support the Film Festival’s work to cultivate emerging Scottish talent. Through our Expo Fund, the Scottish Government has awarded £150,000 to do exactly that."
- Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs
“Creative Scotland is proud to continue its support of the world’s longest running continuous film festival. A festival of international standing and tradition, EIFF maintains its commitment to audiences and Scotland’s filmmaking community. 2012 sees EIFF uphold its dedication to moving image education with new programmes designed for both young and old, encouraging people to watch films and participate in film industry events. EIFF’s Student Critics Awards Jury exemplifies the focus on the education of young people and this year’s 'An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival', partnering with the University of Edinburgh, provides a learning opportunity for adults, helping to build audiences in Scotland through education and interaction. We wish everyone involved a very successful 66th edition. It really is a remarkable programme, go see lots of films, get involved!”
- Robbie Allen, Creative Scotland Portfolio Manager
“We are delighted to be supporting the 2012 EIFF. One of the oldest film festivals in the world, Edinburgh has an industry programme which supports the development of new filmmaking talent and a public programme that attracts and entertains audiences from across the UK. We wish Chris, Ken and all the team a successful festival.”
- Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI
Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) and Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) are pleased to announce their collaboration on an ambitious retrospective called The History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators.