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COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: 
In line with the UK Government and Scottish Government’s public health advice we are sad to announce that we are postponing the 74th EIFF due to take place in June. We are looking at which elements of the Festival can be delivered later in the year and hope to share news on that in due course.

CEO of Edinburgh International Film Festival, Ken Hay said:
“It is with huge regret that we have taken the necessary decision to postpone the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Film festivals are critical platforms for films and filmmakers to reach and engage with audiences, and EIFF has done this uninterrupted for 74 years. However the health and wellbeing of our staff, filmmaker guests and audiences has to be the first consideration. We are looking at which elements of the Festival may be delivered later in the year and we will keep you informed as plans develop. For now, we would like to thank our funders, sponsors, partners, staff, donors, patrons, filmmakers, sales agents, distributors and audiences for their loyalty, support and understanding in these unprecedented times.”

What makes it special?

  • The International Film Festival provokes and excites whilst exploring new concepts and innovative approaches in cinema. This festival attracts an audience wide and large bringing together locals and international film-lovers.

  • The innovative programme features short films, experimental cinema and documentary films across a range of dynamic genres. One major attraction of the Film Festival is the variety of notable film premieres that take place there. Past film premieres have included Ratatouille, Billy Elliot, The Imposter, 35 Shots of Rum and more.
  • Discover exciting new cinema, be part of the buzz of the red carpet glamour and meet the stars behind the films at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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