Edinburgh International Film Festival has been at the heart of Scotland’s film culture for over 70 years, but we are more than just somewhere to watch great films. For just £20 a year, you can help us bring world-class cinema, brilliant guests and talent development opportunities to the people of Scotland and beyond.

EIFF Friends provide vital support to our charitable work, and receive great benefits, including:

→ Priority booking
→ Invite to programme launch
→ First look at the programme
→ First look at Best of the Fest
→ Exclusive EIFF Friends enamel pin (this will be sent out in March)
→ EIFF programme mailed to you
→ Discounts and special offers


To become a Friend please visit our Membership page.


Looking for a gift for the film fan in your life? You can buy EIFF Friend Gift Memberships at our Shop!

Do you have an EIFF Friend Gift Voucher? Follow these steps to redeem:

1. Go to www.edfilmfest.org.uk/membership (clicking this link will open a new window. There are some issues with the Safari browser, please use alternative - if you're having issues please call 0131 228 2688)

2. Add 'EIFF Friends' to your basket

3. If you already have an account with EIFF, Filmhouse or Belmont FIlmhouse please log in


3. If you don't have an account with EIFF, Filmhouse or Belmont Filmhouse please create one. Please ensure you have set your preferences to receive 'Information about Edinburgh International Film Festival' - we don't want you to miss out! 

4. Add 'EIFF Friends' to your basket (don't worry it is repetition of step 2)

5. Type in the number on your gift card to the 'ADD VOUCHER/COUPON' box 

6. Click 'Activate'

7. Choose delivery method 

8. Click 'Proceed to Checkout'


Alternatively you can visit or call the Filmhouse Box Office on 0131 228 2688




Terms and Conditions:

• EIFF Friend memberships are not valid for young people aged under 16 years old.

• Your Friend membership is valid for the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival (17 – 28 June 2020 and will expire on 5 July 2020.)

• EIFF Friends must provide a valid email address. All notices will be sent out on email and Edinburgh International Film Festival cannot be held responsible if a member has missed an announcement.

• If you change your email address, you will need to update your preferences on your account so you will continue to recieve communications.

• EIFF Friend benefits are non-transferable.

• EIFF Friend memberships are non-refundable. It can be cancelled within the 14 days cooling off period, but only if no benefits have been accessed. Please contact admin@filmhousecinema.com.

• Edinburgh International Film Festival general terms and conditions of sale apply.

• Priority booking period is usually a minimum of two days but if this is not possible, an allocation of tickets will be held for EIFF Friends for a limited period.