Edinburgh International Film Festival


The Edinburgh International Film Festival showcases the very best in international cinema. Since it was established in 1947, the Film Festival has been renowned around the world for discovering and implementing changes in global filmmaking.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival brings together a community of people who are passionate about film and cinema. There is something for every film-lover’s taste, from famous Hollywood actors to up-and-coming film-makers - the Film Festival has it all. 

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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