Edinburgh International Film Festival


Screen Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival are delighted to confirm that the 76th Edinburgh International Film Festival will take place this summer, from 18 to 23 August 2023, in a special one-year iteration as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The hand-picked programme will celebrate the work of exceptional local and global filmmakers and ensure the flame of EIFF burns bright for future generations of passionate cinema fans. Full programme details for the film selection will be released in June 2023.

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 from far and wide, bringing together local 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 and meet the talent behind the films at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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