Established in 1947, EIFF is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema - and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking.
Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fuelled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent.
What makes it special?
Edinburgh International Film Festival explores new ideas in cinema, inviting local and international audiences to engage with a dynamic programme of features, documentaries, shorts and experimental cinema.
Notable film premieres in recent years have included: A Most Wanted Man, Brave, Killer Joe, 35 Shots Of Rum, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, The Hurt Locker, Moon, Fish Tank, Let The Right One In, Man On Wire, Control, Knocked Up, The Imposter, Ratatouille, Little Miss Sunshine, An Inconvenient Truth, Tsotsi, Billy Elliot and Amores Perros.
A mix of red carpet glamour, innovative and exciting cinematic discoveries and massive audience appeal makes Edinburgh’s Film Festival one of the world’s most popular and approachable celebrations of cinema.