Submissions for EIFF 2014

Submissions are now closed for 2014. They will open for EIFF 2015 in the Autumn.

Successful submissions for 2014 will be showcased before public and industry audiences at the 68th edition of one of the world’s most respected film festivals.
What better way to start your new film on its path in life?

The longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 68th edition. Over the years, the Festival has continued to bring UK audiences ground-breaking and exciting films from around the world. EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

Filmmakers are invited to submit their films in two ways - online via our partner website, or by downloading the EIFF postal form. There are three deadlines each with their own related fees. Full details below.


There are three submissions deadlines:

Earlybird - Tuesday 17 December 2013
SHORT – £20.00 / FEATURE - £75.00
Regular - Tuesday 4 February 2014
SHORT – £30.00 / FEATURE - £85.00
Late - Tuesday 18 February 2014 - EXTENDED UNTIL 27 FEBRUARY 2014
SHORT – £35.00 / FEATURE - £90.00

These are POSTMARK deadlines and reflect the date by which you must send your submission. However, please send your submission as soon as possible. Please make sure you submit the correct fee for your submission.

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