In 2020 we had to make the sad decision to cancel the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival due to the pandemic. This was a very difficult time, and we are so grateful to everyone who supported EIFF and our sister cinemas Filmhouse and Belmont Filmhouse.  

We are so happy to be able to bring the Festival back to you in 2021! As we are operating at a significantly reduced capacity, we still need your help to continue the EIFF’s legacy.  

Your support is hugely appreciated at this difficult time, and all donations will help secure EIFF's future. 

If you wish to make a donation, you can donate via Paypal. This will prompt you to give to our parent charity, the Centre for the Moving Image, and all donations will support EIFF at this difficult time. 

You can also increase your charitable donation, thanks to the Gift Aid scheme that allows us to claim an additional 25p for every pound you donate, at no extra cost to you. 

Thank you so much for your support, and we hope to see you again soon.

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EIFF Patrons

Edinburgh International Film Festival has been at the heart of Scotland’s film culture for over 70 years, but we are more than just somewhere to watch films. We’re a festival of discovery, diversity and debate, a showcase of the world’s best films and filmmakers, and a platform that inspires, entertains, illuminates, and challenges audiences to better understand the world around them.

By becoming an EIFF Patron, you will join a circle of like-minded individuals who share our passion for film, and play a key part in shaping EIFF’s future.

Find out more information about joining EIFF as a Patron here



You can also support us by becoming a Filmhouse or Belmont Filmhouse Member, which gives you priority booking for EIFF, and discounts at the Filmhouse cafe bar and off tickets year-round. See here for more information.


If you wish to discuss making a donation or becoming an EIFF Patron please contact us at:


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