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September Events...

  • !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival
  • A Night of Horror
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Cinema Diverse!
  • D'un bord à l'autre
  • Dinard Festival of British Cinema
  • Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
  • Fantastic Fest
  • Fragments Festival
  • Gaze LGBT Film Festival
  • Giornate di Cinema Queer
  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
  • Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival
  • Houston Qfest
  • InShort Film Festival
  • Kashish: Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
  • Kaunas International Film Festival
  • Long Beach Q Film Festival
  • Lust*streifen Film Festival Basel
  • Mix Mexico
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • Netherlands Film Festival
  • New York Film Festival
  • Niagara Falls International Film Festival
  • Out on Film
  • Painting the Spectrum LGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • Pink Life/Pembe Hayat QueerFest
  • QFlix Philadelphia
  • QueerFest
  • QueerX
  • Reeling Filmfest
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • Soura Film Fest
  • Urbanworld Film Festival
  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • VISIBLE
  • Vues d'en Face - Grenoble
  • Zurich Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.


The longest continually running film festival in the world. Over the years, EIFF has continued to bring UK audiences the most innovative and exciting films from around the world.

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a delightful place in which to showcase and discover new cinema.

All films selected for the EIFF programme, with the exception of short animation films, must be UK premieres. EIFF is also noted for presenting world, international and European premieres.

EIFF will not consider any film that has already had a public screening within the UK. The only exception to this rule is in the case of short animation films, which can be considered even if they have had a previous UK screening.

EIFF will not consider any film that has been publicly made available online.


2019 festival coverage can be found here

2018 festival coverage can be found here

2017 festival coverage can be found here

2016 festival coverage can be found here

2015 festival coverage can be found here 


 

2021 films...


GALAS…

Opening Night Gala: Pig, starring Nicolas Cage

Closing Night Gala: Here Today, directed by and starring Billy Crystal


FEATURES…

THE BRIGHT SIDE

A stand-up comedian with reasons to be cheerful.

DIRECTOR
Ruth Meehan

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THE NIGHT HOUSE

A psychological horror that will jolt your mind.

DIRECTOR
David Bruckner

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NINJABABY (FALLTEKNIKK)

Comedy about family, friends and an unexpected baby.

DIRECTOR
Yngvild Sve Flikke

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THE JUSTICE OF BUNNY KING

An empowered and delightfully crafty mother’s epic fight against the system.

DIRECTOR
Gaysorn Thavat

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EUROPA

When Deliverance meets Ken Loach.

DIRECTOR
Haider Rashid

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EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

A fabulous adaptation of the popular West End musical.

DIRECTOR
Jonathan Butterell

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THE BETA TEST

Wicked satirical thriller set in Los Angeles.

DIRECTOR
Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe

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MAD GOD

From the man behind Star Wars' most iconic creatures.

DIRECTOR
Phil Tippett

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ANNETTE

Rock Opera by Evergreen Film Auteur of Holy Motors and The Lovers on the Bridge.

DIRECTOR
Leos Carax

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MANDIBLES

DIRECTOR
Quentin Dupieux

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THE DEER KING (SHIKA NO OU)

Directorial debut of characters designer for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

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STOP-ZEMLIA

An intimate look into adolescent turmoil.

DIRECTOR
Kateryna Gornostai

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MARTYRS LANE

Psychologically driven, haunted house story.

DIRECTOR
Ruth Platt

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THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN

Would you sell your body for a visa?

DIRECTOR
Kaouther Ben Hania

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ABSOLUTE DENIAL

Speculative sci-fi animation turns AI nightmare.

DIRECTOR
Ryan Braund

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BALLAD OF A WHITE COW

A woman seeks justice in a patriarchal society.

DIRECTOR
Maryam Moghaddam, Behtash Sanaeeha

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THE ROAD DANCE

Pre-WW1 tale set on the Isle of Lewis.

DIRECTOR
Richie Adams

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SKIES OF LEBANON

After years of bliss, the civil war in Lebanon threatens a family in the 1950s.

DIRECTOR
Chloé Mazlo

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DOCUMENTARIES…

BOSCO

How does a tiny Italian village of 13 inhabitants connect to a Uruguayan city an ocean away?

DIRECTOR
Alicia Cano Menoni

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PRINCE OF MUCK

It is difficult to change the habits of a lifetime.

DIRECTOR
Cindy Jansen

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THE GIG IS UP

The convenience of modern life comes at considerable hidden cost.

DIRECTOR
Shannon Walsh

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REBEL DYKES + REEL TALKS: THE WHOLE PICTURE: ADJUSTING THE LENS OF HISTORY

Creating a community to change their world.

DIRECTOR
Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams

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WALK WITH ANGELS + REEL TALKS: THE PURPOSE OF CONNECTION

The oldest cultures are not human…

DIRECTOR
Drew Xanthopoulos

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LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD

The godfather of 1990s techno music in all his charmingly foul-mouthed glory.

DIRECTOR
Gabin Rivoire

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BUDDY GUY: THE BLUES CHASE THE BLUES AWAY

The story of how a Louisiana sharecropper became one of the most influential guitarists of all time.

DIRECTOR
Devin Chanda, Devin Amar, Charles Todd, Matt Mitchener

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RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY

A portrait of a marriage that neatly mirrors the divided nature of an Iranian society in revolt.

DIRECTOR
Firouzeh Khosrovani

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FACELESS + REEL TALKS: HONG KONG & THE FIGHT FOR 21ST CENTURY DEMOCRACY

Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors forge political community through anonymity.

DIRECTOR
Jennifer Ngo

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RESTORED CLASSICS…

A Man Called Adam

The Servant

La Strada

Two Cents Worth of Hope


SHORTS: FAMILY VALUES…

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SHORTS: IMAGININGS

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SHORTS: ONE STEP AT A TIME

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SHORTS: VISIONS

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EIFF YOUTH NEW VISIONS SHORT FILM COMPETITION

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SHORTS: INTERCONNECTIONS

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SHORTS: INTERRUPTIONS

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SHORTS: BRIDGING THE GAP - MOBILE

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SHORTCUTS - VIEWS FROM THE FOUR NATIONS (SHORTCUTS - VUES DES 4 NATIONS)

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