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  • EIFF Closing Night Film and German Focus Announcement

    • Posted Tuesday 29 April, 2014

    Simon Helberg's WE'LL NEVER HAVE PARIS announced as Closing Night Film for 68th edition of EIFF.

  • EIFF Student Critics 2014

    EIFF Student Critics 2014

    • Posted Wednesday 02 April, 2014

    Edinburgh International Film Festival is pleased to confirm the return of the Student Critics Jury for its third year and now invites students to apply to experience the Festival as a film critic.

  • Introducing: Edinburgh Short Film Festival

    Introducing: Edinburgh Short Film Festival

    • Posted Tuesday 25 March, 2014

    Originally part of the Leith Festival, Edinburgh Short Film Festival has been an independent Fest since 2009. The Festival is currently open for submissions, and we wanted to introduce you to the cineastes who founded it. Here's Paul Bruce with more about the ESFF!

  • Announcing the EIFF Short Film Challenge!

    Announcing the EIFF Short Film Challenge!

    • Posted Friday 21 March, 2014

    EIFF is delighted to announce a brand new short film competition in 2014: the EIFF Short Film Challenge!

  • Throwback Thursday: Tilda Swinton at EIFF, 1987 –

    Throwback Thursday: Tilda Swinton at EIFF, 1987 –

    • Posted Thursday 13 March, 2014

    EIFF Patron Tilda Swinton is an Oscar-winning actress, and arguably one of the most prolific of our time. Her history of appearances at the Festival is a long and storied one. Today we're celebrating two of her latest screen gems, The Grand Budapest Hotel (released last week) and The Zero Theorem (released tomorrow) with a trip down memory lane.

  • Work at EIFF!

    Work at EIFF!

    • Posted Wednesday 26 February, 2014

    Recruitment for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 is open now! Take advantage of your opportunity to become a part of the world's longest continually-running film festival.

  • The Oscars 2014

    The Oscars 2014

    • Posted Monday 03 March, 2014

    The 86th Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles, California last night. So who cleaned up?

  • EIFF 2014 Submissions Deadline Extension

    • Posted Friday 21 February, 2014

    Late deadline extended until 27 Feb.

  • Throwback Thursday: Martin Scorsese at EIFF, 1975 - 1989

    Throwback Thursday: Martin Scorsese at EIFF, 1975 - 1989

    • Posted Thursday 20 February, 2014

    In the run-up to our 68th edition, the EIFF team has been busy trawling the archives to bring out some gems and bring you more of the Festival's history. This week, we're looking at the work of Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese.

  • BAFTAs Round-Up

    BAFTAs Round-Up

    • Posted Monday 17 February, 2014

    The British Academy Film Awards took place last night and here's our round up of the highlights!

  • 5 in 5: Sundance Film Festival & EIFF

    5 in 5: Sundance Film Festival & EIFF

    • Posted Tuesday 21 January, 2014

    Sundance Film Festival is currently taking place in Park City, Utah.

    To celebrate, we thought we’d share '5 in 5': five films (okay, six!) that hit both Sundance Film Festival and EIFF during the past five years.

    Read on – then tell us in comments if any of these were your Festival favourites of the past five years….

  • EIFF Films Among BAFTA Nominees

    • Posted Wednesday 08 January, 2014

    Today the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2014 were revealed – and films from EIFF 2013 feature in the line-up.

  • EIFF Films Hit UK Cinemas in 2014

    EIFF Films Hit UK Cinemas in 2014

    • Posted Friday 10 January, 2014

    Each year, Edinburgh International Film Festival premieres over 100 films, many of which go on to gain international acclaim. In case you missed them the first time around, here are some EIFF 2013 picks which are about to hit UK cinemas!

  • EIFF announces prize money increase to £20,000 for the Michael Powell Award & the return of the Best Documentary Award

    • Posted Friday 13 December, 2013

     Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced that it has increased its prize money for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film to £20,000 for 2014. In addition, the Festival will also see the return of the Award for Best Documentary Feature Film after a three-year hiatus.

  • Edinburgh and Fribourg International Film Festivals Join in Celebration of Iranian Cinema

    • Posted Friday 06 December, 2013

    Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) and Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) are pleased to announce their collaboration on an ambitious retrospective called The History of Iranian Cinema by Its Creators.


    • Posted Wednesday 03 July, 2013

    EIFF 2013 had an increase in admissions with more than 44,000 tickets issued, a ten per cent increase on last year’s figure. 

  • Round-Up: Guests & Best of the Fest

    Round-Up: Guests & Best of the Fest

    • Posted Sunday 30 June, 2013

    Finding it hard to choose your picks from Best of the Fest? We've pulled together all our great interviews and features on some of our Best of the Fest films, along with many more Festival gems.

  • Zal Batmanglij talks The East

    Zal Batmanglij talks The East

    • Posted Sunday 23 June, 2013

    Double-agent thriller The East had its UK premiere here at EIFF this week. Web Editor Nicola Balkind met with director of the film, screening as part of the American Dreams strand.

  • Jeanie Finlay's Great Hip Hop Hoaxers at EIFF

    Jeanie Finlay's Great Hip Hop Hoaxers at EIFF

    • Posted Friday 28 June, 2013

    Documentary maker Jeanie Finlay brings her outrageous new feature, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, to EIFF. She tells us "the lies behind the lies behind the lies" behind Silibil ‘N Brains – the fakers who were keeping it real in the 2004 hip hop scene.


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