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Karen Gillan Named The Young & The Wild Patron

18 January 2018

Inverness-born actor, director and screenwriter, and Scottish Youth Theatre alumni, Karen Gillan (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy) has been announced as Patron of...

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The Young and the Wild at EIFF 2018

14 November 2017

2018 is Scotland’s Year of Young People, and, in celebration, EIFF will significantly expand programming for young audiences, including a dedicated strand, The Young and the Wild, which will run...

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Dispatches: Ourense Film Festival

7 November 2017

It's already been a week since I left the wonderful city of Ourense (Galicia, Spain), where I took part as a jury member in the “Óperas Primas” (Debut Features) competition of the most...

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EIFF Submissions Open for 2018

1 November 2017

Submissions for the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival are now open! Our 72nd edition takes place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018, and you can be a part of it. You can submit...

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Submission Dates Announced for EIFF 2018

13 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that submissions for the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival open on Wednesday 1 November 2017. As the longest continually running film festival in the world,...

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A Screenwriter’s Sign-off

12 October 2017

As I sit writing this, I’m a little dismayed at just how quickly my year as the EIFF Screenwriter-in-Residence has shot in. But it has been a packed year. I’ve met fellows and scientists that...

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Edinburgh's Festivals on tour in Aberdeen

5 October 2017

FESTIVAL!, an exciting new event from the organisers of three of Edinburgh’s flagship festivals, is coming to Aberdeen from 16 to 19 November. Next month’s four-day mini-festival has been...

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Dispatches: Locarno Festival

28 August 2017

On its 70th edition, the Locarno Festival continues to be among the world’s forefront venues for bold and boundary-pushing independent global cinema. This year I was delighted to be invited by the...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival Announces Nicole Taylor as 2017/18 Screenwriter-In-Residence

24 August 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today announced Glasgow-born screenwriter Nicole Taylor as the new EIFF Screenwriter-in-Residence. The appointment will see Taylor receive a...

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Dispatches: New Horizons

15 August 2017

This summer, EIFF's Deputy Artistic Director Diane Henderson visited the New Horizons International Film Festival in Poland. Here she tells us some highlights one of the biggest and most popular film...

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EIFF 2017 Boosts Audience Numbers

3 July 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival is celebrating a successful 71st edition, which saw a sixth successive year of increased audience numbers, an array of high profile talent in attendance, and...

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Best of the Fest

23 June 2017

A chance to see a selection of some of the most popular films from the festival, for just £8 per ticket. Best of the Fest celebrates the most popular screenings at EIFF, giving you another chance...

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Guests and Jurors announced for EIFF 2017

21 June 2017

We're delighted to announce a number of exciting new additions to our high-profile line-up of award-winning filmmakers, acclaimed producers, on-screen stars and jurors ahead of its Opening Night Gala...

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Youth Hub line-up announced

15 June 2017

The programme for EIFF Youth Hub 2017 is now live. Taking place from 23-26 June, EIFF Youth Hub will see teens from across the UK converge on Edinburgh for the Festival’s free programme of...

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EIFF announces Industry and Talent Development Programmes

7 June 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce this year's extensive Industry Programme which will begin with the annual EIFF Screen Summit on Wednesday 21st June, along with EIFF’s...

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EIFF 2017 Programme Revealed!

31 May 2017

VIEW THE 2017 PROGRAMME HERE AND DOWNLOAD HERE. Highlights include the UK Premiere of Disney-Pixar’s animation Cars 3 and the highly-anticipated Opening and Closing Gala premieres of the...

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Zombies, retro gaming and a summer fête - EIFF: Play celebrates Edgar Wright

23 May 2017

Welcome to Edinburgh International Film Festival's brand new event cinema experience - EIFF: Play. Kicking off from 15 June, EIFF: Play celebrates films from celebrated writer-director Edgar...

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Scottish Filmmaking Championed at 71st EIFF

23 May 2017

This year we're delighted to unveil a rich selection of Scottish films, filmmakers and acting talent as part of the 2017 Festival programme. Showcasing features, shorts, documentaries, animations and...

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Special Stage Event: This Story of Yours

22 May 2017

"When Edinburgh asked me if I was directing a reading as part of my retrospective, I jumped at the chance of reviving This Story of Yours. It’s a continuation of the themes I’ve been working on...

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Programme Launch 2017

18 May 2017

The full EIFF programme will be launched on 31 May 2017. 

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World Premiere of England is Mine Announced for Closing Night Gala

11 May 2017

EIFF is delighted to announce that England is Mine, about the early life of singer Morrissey, will close the 71st edition of the Festival on Sunday 2nd July, 2017 at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.

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God's Own Country Announced For EIFF Opening Gala

8 May 2017

EIFF is delighted to announce that Francis Lee’s debut feature God’s Own Country will open the 71st edition of the Festival on 21 June, 2017

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Film Fest in the City Line-Up Announced

4 May 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival once again rolls out the green carpet with Summer Outdoor Cinema!

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Who was Tom McGrath?

28 April 2017

Born in Rutherglen, near Glasgow, on October 3rd 1940, Tom McGrath had notions of artistic exploration from a very early age.

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Retrospective Programme Revealed

27 April 2017

In celebration of 70 years, we're delighted to announce our 2017 retrospective programme, The Future is History, conceived and curated by Senior Programmer Niall Greig Fulton. Consisting of...

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The The's Matt Johnson To Feature in EIFF Programme

19 April 2017

EIFF presents an examination of the life and work of The The frontman Matt Johnson, including the UK Premiere of documentary The Inertia Variations. Edinburgh International Film Festival is...

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EIFF Gears up for UK Premiere of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3

20 March 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is set to go full-throttle in its opening weekend, with the UK Premiere of ’s high-octane family adventure, confirmed for Sunday 25 June, 2017 at 2pm at...

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EIFF Presents 'Reichenbach Falls' Plus Q&A with Ian Rankin

17 March 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to present a special screening of Reichenbach Falls, followed by a Q&A with Ian Rankin.

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EIFF & RSNO Live Events: Psycho & Brief Encounter

8 March 2017

EIFF and RSNO are delighted to announce further collaborations - screenings of Psycho and Brief Encounter with live orchestral score.

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EIFF & RSNO Present ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

28 February 2017

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and Royal Scottish National Orchestral (RSNO) present adventure classic 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' at the usher hall with live orchestral score, which...

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EIFF Submissions Deadline Extended

14 February 2017

Submissions for the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival extended until Wednesday 22 February.

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Scottish Secretary to host Berlin launch of EIFF 2017

7 January 2017

The British Embassy Berlin is to host this year’s Berlinale reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary year of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Focus on Poland

8 November 2016

Edinburgh International Film Festival announces focus on Poland for the 71st edition of the Festival in 2017.

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EIFF Premieres Triumph at Scottish BAFTA Awards

7 November 2016

Top Awards for 4 films which premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2015 & 2016 at the Scottish BAFTA Awards in Glasgow last night.

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EIFF Opens Submissions for 2017

1 November 2016

Submissions for the 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival are now OPEN! The longest continually running film festival in the world, Edinburgh International Film Festival is now preparing its...

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Ewan McGregor's American Pastoral

25 October 2016

Edinburgh International Film Festival will host a Gala Screening of Ewan McGregor's directorial debut American Pastoral at Filmhouse on Wednesday 2 November, with Ewan in attendance.

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Introducing Krysty Wilson-Cairns

7 October 2016

Award-winning Glasgow-born writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns announced as the first EIFF Screenwriter-in-Residence.

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