The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival. The EIFF presents both UK and international films (all titles are World, International, European or UK Premieres), in all genres and lengths. It also presents themed retrospectives and other specialised programming strands.
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 71st edition of EIFF will take place from 21 June to 2 July 2017. 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 is passionate about working with younger audiences, and in 2015 provided a range of screenings, events and workshops especially for this audience. This included EIFF Youth Hub, a unique space that provided events for 15 to 26-year-olds looking to explore a future in the film industry; The Young and the Wild, a strand of the Festival programmed by our Young Programmers; and our Student Critics Jury which seeks to discover the future film critics of Scotland.