The Programming team consists of EIFF programmers, programme planning, submissions viewers and the submissions team. The EIFF Programme department works year round to produce our fantastic programme of films. The submissions team has done much of their work by April but the Programmers often return to meet and introduce guests during the Festival itself. Programme Planning is responsible for researching and securing films, planning and scheduling screenings and events. Once the programme is locked down, the key personnel of this team are busy planning special events and contributing to Festival print, publicity and PR.