Film in the City

FREE cinematic celebration throughout the capital!

June is officially movie month in Edinburgh. In 2014 EIFF and This is Edinburgh presented a collection of FREE outdoor cinema screenings and movie related workshops for all ages across the city centre.

Kicking off in the Grassmarket on 8 June Film in the City began with free ‘dance-along’ screenings of musical favourites as Dance Base presented Let’s Face the Movies and Dance. Part of Get Scotland Dancing, the films included The Wizard of Oz, Top Hat and Grease.

The following weekend (13-15 June) saw outdoor screenings return to St Andrew Square with a collection of classic flicks and recent hits. The programme included a Friday the 13th screening of Jaws, family classics How to Train Your Dragon and Happy Feet, and 1980s favourites Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Top Gun.

Finally, during the first weekend of the Festival (20-22 June), EIFF presented a packed weekend programme of movie inspired workshops, engaging Q&As and hands-on workshops at Festival Square. EIFF's Festival Hub hosted VIP guests including America Ferrera and Eli Roth, presented talks on topics as diverse as John McGrath and Empire magazine, and hosted workshops that covered digital animation and zombie make-up!


Let’s Face the Movies and Dance

Sunday 8 June


A collection of films to both watch and dance along to.

Miss out on our dance along extravaganza?! Check out the photos on our Facebook page.


Outdoor Screenings

Friday 13 to Sunday 15 June
St Andrew Square Garden


EIFF’s outdoor cinema is back!

Check out the pictures from our epic weekend of outdoor screenings here. Also, check out this great video created by Bronwyn O'Neill, one of our Young Programmers.


Film Hub at Festival Square

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 June
Festival Square


Throughout the opening weekend of the Festival, EIFF present a range of activities and events within Festival Square in the City’s West End.

Check out pictures from our interview with America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams here and shots from our zombie make-up workshop here.


Don't forget to also get your hands on a brand new Edinburgh Movie Map that guides film fans to the city’s top film locations, immortalised in favourites such as Trainspotting, The 39 Steps, Filth, One Day and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Available to download on, printed versions of the map can be picked up in Edinburgh’s cinemas, VisitScotland Tourism offices and Transport Edinburgh travel shops.


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