Edinburgh International Film Festival explores new ideas in cinema, inviting local and international audiences to engage with a dynamic programme of fiction and documentary work.
A festival committed to showcasing the most exciting, original and challenging new films and the most promising new talent, each year EIFF welcomes over 1,400 industry delegates, filmmakers and members of the press. The 70th EIFF will take place from 15 to 26 June 2016.
Industry offerings include a packed programme of events, screenings and networking opportunities. They run alongside a series of talent development initiatives designed to support the best emerging talent from across the UK.
EIFF 2015 strands included Best of British, American Dreams, Directors' Showcase, New Perspectives, Documentaries/Doc of the Day, Night Moves, Animation, Black Box, Shorts, The Young and the Wild, Classics and Focus on Mexico, as well as two retrospectives: Little Big Screen and Walter Hill: The Early Years.
Awards at EIFF include Best International Feature Film, Best International Documentary Feature, the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, the Student Critics Jury Award and the Audience Award. EIFF also gives awards in the categories of animation and short film.
EIFF also offer a range of screenings and workshops for young people as part of our Education activity. This includes our Young Programmers and Student Critics Jury programmes.