The designs have now been updated in response to public feedback, expert advice and input from the Council’s Planning department, and we have also developed more detailed proposals for Festival Square that we believe will help create a more inviting and valued public space for the people of Edinburgh. 

On 10 December 2020 we submitted our Planning Application to the City of Edinburgh Council and the public were asked to submit their comments to the Council's online Planning Portal. The Planning Portal has now closed - thank you to everyone who took the time to submit their comments!

Our vision for the New Filmhouse is to create a temple to film culture for the people of Edinburgh, Scotland and the world.We believe in the power of film to inspire, excite and transform lives – whether watching, making or learning about film – and we want the New Filmhouse to be a vibrant community of film, a place for anyone who loves film to come together in the one space.

For more information about the New Filmhouse -


A screenshot of the new website for the New Filmhouse. A white background, with a pink title for New Filmhouse, black subheadings and a large photo of the planned building design.

Read the official press release here.