Since its founding in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has become recognised globally for discovering and showcasing the very best in international cinema and exploring new ideas in cinema practices. Each year it offers film fans a dynamic programme of features, documentaries, shorts and experimental cinema.
The hand-picked selection programme, which runs over six days, will see film lovers treated to a variety of films from renowned film makers, as well as showcasing the work of a new generation of UK and international talent.
Screenings will be shown at a variety of venues in the city, including the atmospheric 19th century Church Hill Theatre and Scotland’s only five-star concert hall, the Usher Hall.
A number of screenings will have audio description or captions. For full accessible listings see EIFF: Access Screenings.
Cinema lovers to the Opening Night will be treated to Silent Roar, while the Festival will close with the UK premiere of Fremont, directed by BAFTA-nominated director Babak Jalali. Other screenings not to miss are the chilling Superposition; Celine Song’s directorial debut, Past Lives; the mysterious Trenque Lauquen and teen manga, The First Slam Dunk. Taking place in the University of Edinburgh’s Old College Quad, the Festival’s outdoor screening weekend, Cinema Under the Stars features a mix of family-friendly classics with ground-breaking new films.