Strands

Cutting-edge new works from American independent cinema.

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From the family-friendly to the deeply dark, the lo-fi to the super-sophisticated: all that's new in animation.

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Daring experiments in film form, from the innovators of the visual art world.

Browse the Black Box strand »

Celebrate the artistry and commitment of a radical writer-director.

Browse the Border Warfare: John McGrath’s Work in TV, Theatre, & Film strand »

We'll Never Have Paris

Browse the Closing Night Gala strand »

The latest works by the world's greatest auteur directors.

Browse the Directors’ Showcase strand »

Films about filmmakers and filmmaking.

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An in-depth look at the best in new German film.

Browse the Focus on Germany strand »

Experience the passion and range of today's Iranian filmmakers.

Browse the Focus on Iran strand »

Films from around the world that children and adults can enjoy together.

Browse the For the Family strand »

Dazzling masterpieces from a breakthrough period in Iranian filmmaking. In collaboration with Fribourg International Film Festival

Browse the Interrupted Revolution: Iranian Cinema, 1962 to 1978 strand »

A global array of vital new work by emerging directors.

Browse the New Perspectives strand »

Films that challenge convention and stimulate the mind.

Browse the No Limits strand »

Hyena

Browse the Opening Night Gala strand »

Celebrate the artistry and commitment of a radical writer-director.

Browse the Secret Master: Dominik Graf and the Hidden History of German Cinema strand »

Discover the world of short films - a universe with no laws, bounded only by the imagination.

Browse the Shorts strand »

Special stand-alone movie experiences, workshops and chances to get up close and personal with some of cinema's greatest names.

Browse the Special Events strand »

Classics from the archives and special one-off previews.

Browse the Special Screenings strand »

A diverse selection of films hand-picked by EIFF's Young Programmers team.

Browse the Teen Spirit strand »

Unpredictable journeys into imagination and terror.

Browse the Wicked and Wild strand »

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Edinburgh International Film Festival Appoint New Artistic Director

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the appointment of Mark Adams to the position of Artistic Director.

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