Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival 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, Focusing on artistic quality and excellence, the festival explores new ideas in cinema, inviting local and international audiences to engage with a dynamic programme of features, documentaries, shorts and experimental cinema. EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history. 

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 normally features short films, experimental cinema and documentary films across a range of dynamic genres. One major attraction of the Film Festival in most years is the variety of notable film premieres that take place there. Past film premieres included Blade Runner, Alien, Back to the Future, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, Withnail & I, The Usual Suspects, Amelie, The Hurt Locker, Amy and many, many 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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