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EIFF Presents: Dark Xmas

11 December 2018

Once again EIFF invites you to attend Dark Xmas, our annual celebration of alternative, provocative and controversial Christmas cinema from around the world, this year featuring festive cult classics...

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Sandy Begbie CBE appointed as Chair of CMI

5 December 2018

The board of the Centre for the Moving Image, parent company of Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh and Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen, has announced that Sandy Begbie CBE has...

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PLACE Programme Supports EIFF Ambitions for Wider Reach

6 November 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to be supported by the Scottish Government's newly announced PLACE programme, which is designed to enable festival programmes to be more diverse and...

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EIFF Submissions Open for 2019

31 October 2018

Submissions for the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival are now open! Our 73rd edition takes place in Edinburgh from 19 to 30 June 2019, and you can be a part of it. You can submit your...

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Eight Screenwriters Announced for EIFF Ideas Lab 2018/19

10 October 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival today confirmed the eight screenwriters from across the UK selected for the next edition of the EIFF Ideas Lab supporting them to find inspiration in the world...

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EIFF Submissions Dates Announced for 2019

7 September 2018

Submissions for the 2019 Edinburgh International Film Festival open on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Our 73rd edition takes place in Edinburgh from 19 to 30 June to 2019, and you can be a part of...

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Audience, McLaren and New Visions Award Winners Announced!

1 July 2018

The votes have been counted, and we're delighted to reveal that the winner of our Audience Award is Fran Healy's Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis. Healy's film is a music biopic with a...

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Award Winners Announced at 72nd Edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival

28 June 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced the Award Winners for this year’s 72nd edition. 121 new features, including 20 world premieres, from 48 countries across the globe, screened at...

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Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Film Competition Celebrates 10 Years of Putting Young People Centre Screen

27 June 2018

EIFF is delighted to be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Film Competition. This long-running project helps local young people engage with film and the...

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A Celebratory Year: Black Box and Beyond

22 June 2018

I’ve been thinking quite a lot in the past couple of years about the history of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In 2016, the Regrouping retrospective celebrated the wonderful decade of...

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Animation in Focus at Upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival

13 June 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival today revealed further details of the much-anticipated Animation programme scheduled to take place as part of this month’s 72nd edition of the Festival. Four...

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Queer Film at EIFF 2018

13 June 2018

With increasing attention arriving on issues of diversity in the film industry, having this diversity represented in the programming of films at festivals can be seen as emblematic of this...

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EIFF Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Special Guests

11 June 2018

We're excited 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 our Opening Night Gala...

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The Ten Best Songs at EIFF 2018

8 June 2018

We’ve always had a pretty strong connection to music at EIFF, from showing entire programmes of music video in our 90s Mirrorball strand to handing out audience award to the likes of Beuna Vista...

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EIFF Announces 2018 Industry and Talent Development Programmes

5 June 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival 72nd edition has today announced its comprehensive 2018 Industry Programme including the EIFF Talent Lab, Works in Progress showcase and Distribution Rewired...

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EIFF 2018 Programme Revealed!

23 May 2018

Artistic Director Mark Adams today unveiled details of the programme for the upcoming Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), taking place next month between 20 June to 1 July. This year the...

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Before Black Panther, There Was Blade…

22 May 2018

The 20th anniversary of the seminal horror-thriller comic book adaptation of Blade and the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, for which Blade was a dynamic precursor, served as the...

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Scotland Celebrated at EIFF 2018

14 May 2018

In our 72nd year, we're proud to unveil a rich selection of Scottish films, filmmakers, acting talent and films shot in Scotland as part of our 2018 Festival programme. Opening with a spellbinding...

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About JAWS

9 May 2018

JAWS is coming to EIFF 2018 – and the screening will be presented with its iconic score played by the RSNO! With what promises to be an unmissable film-in-concert experience just a few weeks away,...

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Programme Launch 2018

9 May 2018

The full EIFF programme will be launched on 23 May 2018. Tickets go on sale for Filmhouse members ONLY at 12pm on 23 May, with tickets going on sale to the general public at 10am on 25 May 2018.......

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EIFF The Young & The Wild Programme Announced

8 May 2018

EIFF has today launched the full programme for its expanded youth strand The Young & the Wild which is dedicated to highlighting films, works and stories by, about and for young people. Taking...

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Jaws in Concert Presented by EIFF and the RSNO

3 May 2018

Relive the thrilling suspense of Jaws as Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) plays the iconic score in sync with the film projected on the...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival Announces Jam-Packed Line Up of Summer Outdoor Screenings

30 April 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Essential Edinburgh’s immensely popular free open-air cinema event, Film Fest in the City with Mackays, is set to return to St Andrew Square Garden this...

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Swimming With Men to Close 2018 Festival

26 April 2018

Hotly-anticipated British comedy Swimming with Men will close the 72nd edition of the Festival on Sunday 1st July. BOOK NOW FOR EIFF 2018 CLOSING GALA, SWIMMING WITH MEN, AT FESTIVAL THEATRE....

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Puzzle to Open EIFF 2018

24 April 2018

We're thrilled to announce that the highly regarded drama Puzzle, featuring a spellbinding performance by the acclaimed Kelly Macdonald, will open the 72nd edition of the Festival on Wednesday 20th...

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EIFF Announces Super Family Gala with Disney·Pixar's Incredibles 2

13 April 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival is set to go full-force into its opening weekend, hosting a Family Gala screening of Disney•Pixar’s highly-anticipated sequel, Incredibles 2, confirmed for...

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2018 Retrospective Programme Revealed

22 March 2018

Our 2018 Retrospective programme is Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist. Inspired by current affairs in Trump-era America, this year’s line-up will focus primarily on U.S. cinema from...

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EIFF Play: Blade

1 March 2018

In a night of vampire thrills, Edinburgh International Film Festival will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the seminal horror-thriller Blade, with EIFF Play: Blade, a special expanded cinema...

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New Film Festival Partnership With The Sunday Times Scotland

11 February 2018

The Sunday Times Scotland will be the official media partner of this year’s 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival. The 2018 Festival will run from Wednesday 20 June until Sunday 1 July and...

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Submissions Deadline Extended

2 February 2018

The submissions process for the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival has been extended! The deadline for late submissions, which was due to close next Thursday (8 February) has been...

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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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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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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 2017 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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Festival Makes Waves With EIFF: Splash

1 April 2017

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Disney Pixar's fantastically fishy caper Finding Nemo - and the 2nd anniversary of Finding Dory at EIFF - we're proud to present a double bill with a...

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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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