Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce that it will return in a new and innovative form this summer running 18- 25 August 2021. Championing Scottish and UK filmmaking, the Festival will include physical screenings and events indoors in Filmhouse Cinema and outdoors with Film Fest in the City in St Andrew Square, in a rich and diverse programme celebrating the return to cinemas and the collective cinema experience. The festival will also be available to audiences across the UK through its online platform, Filmhouse at Home, where alongside the films viewers can access Q&As and hear first-hand the insights, experiences and passions of directors, filmmakers and actors. In addition, the Festival is collaborating with partners to widen its reach through a programme of presentations across Scotland, opening up access and inspiring curiosity in many who may previously not have been able to experience the Festival programme. More will be announced in the coming weeks. read more HERE.

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 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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