Festival Teams


The Development Team is responsible for supporting the delivery of EIFF through revenue generation and corporate client entertainment. This includes working directly with a range of stakeholders including public funders, corporate sponsors, trusts and foundations, cultural partners and individual donors. The team is also responsible for managing the Festival’s relationship with these stakeholders and taking forward appropriate activities to meet their needs including tickets, branding and corporate hospitality.

Guest Services

The Festival's Guest Services team is responsible for all arrangements to support the many visiting filmmaker, industry and press guests...


Alongside the public programme of films and events, the Festival’s Industry team manages a programme of events, screenings, networking opportunities and a Videotheque service for hundreds of film industry delegates who attend EIFF from all over the world...


EIFF offers a wealth of Learning events for all ages...


The Marketing Department creates and produces all communications material for the Festival including the Festival programme and catalogue, all publicity collateral, advertising, the EIFF website and direct marketing. Literally anything with our name on it that promotes EIFF and the film programme...

PLACEMENTS (All teams)

Placements are mentored learning opportunities, providing valuable work experience within a specific team at the Festival. If you are interested in experiencing the planning stages as well as the event itself these may interest you.

Programme Planning

The Programme Planning Team is responsible for researching and securing films; for planning and scheduling screenings and events; for overseeing the logistical and technical planning required to put films on screen; and for issuing the raw information and operating instructions in order to implement all our screenings and events successfully....


The Recruitment Team recruits nearly 300 volunteers, placements and temporary staff for Edinburgh International Film Festival.


The Technical Team delivers all screenings and events across the Film Festival in permanent and temporary home and partner venues...

VOLUNTEERS (All teams)

EIFF could not take place without our loyal volunteer force!

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