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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These are free exhibitions and events across Edinburgh.

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

Browse the Black Box strand »

Browse the Closing Night Gala strand »

Classics of the future, from the established international auteurs of our time.

Browse the Directors’ Showcase strand »

One for small and big kids alike!

Browse the Family Gala strand »

Adventure and suspense from an underrated American director.

Browse the Fantastic Voyages: The Films of Richard Fleischer strand »

Films about filmmakers and filmmaking.

Browse the Films on Film strand »

Discover the most exciting in recent cinema from South Korea

Browse the Focus on Korea strand »

Thrillers, adventures and true-life stories from Sweden.

Browse the Focus on Sweden strand »

The EIFF's competitive selection of outstanding new films from around the world.

Browse the International Feature Film Competition strand »

First given at EIFF in 1990, the Michael Powell Award annually honours the best new British feature film.

Browse the Michael Powell Award Competition strand »

The best in new documentary filmmaking from around the world.

Browse the New Realities strand »

Stay up past your bedtime with our wild and wicked late-night selection.

Browse the Night Moves strand »

A new strand programmed by EIFF's Young Programmers team. Films for the young and the young at heart.

Browse the Not Another Teen Movie strand »

Browse the Opening Night Gala 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 »

Explore the work of a genius of French cinema.

Browse the Symphonies of Life: The Films of Jean Grémillon strand »

A global array of vital new work by emerging directors.

Browse the World Perspectives strand »

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EIFF Student Critics 2014

Edinburgh International Film Festival is pleased to confirm the return of the Student Critics Jury for its third year and now invites students to apply to experience the Festival as a film critic.

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