Your support is greatly received and, big or small, your donation will be helping us in our ambitions to do more.

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.

If you wish to make a donation, you can donate online via PayPal. This will prompt you to give to our parent charity, the Centre for the Moving Image, and all donations will support Edinburgh International Film Festival. Thank you so much for your support.

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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


EIFF Friends

Support the Film Festival by becoming an EIFF Friend! EIFF Friends provide vital support to our charitable work, and receive great benefits, including a first look at the programme, priority booking, and an exclusive EIFF Friends enamel pin.



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:

Juliet Tweedie
Head of Development
0131 228 6382