This year’s EIFF programme reflects the ability of documentary film to amaze, inspire, challenge, provoke and fascinate audiences.
Documentary cinema’s continued rise in popularity in recent years has been remarkable, with filmmakers stretching the boundaries of the format, tone and style of non-fiction films. This selection celebrates the variety of the genre and is a formidable way to travel the world, see strange and unusual sights, and delve into fascinating stories.
Film-linked highlights include Memory: The Origins of Alien, which looks at the making of a true sci-fi classic; This Changes Everything, which examines the problems faced by women filmmakers; and Ziva Postec. The Editor Behind the Film Shoah.
Films in consideration for our annual documentary award are selected from this section.
View all films in the Documentaries strand here.