Edinburgh International Film Festival

With 37 new feature films, 18 world premieres, 4 special retrospective screenings and 5 short film programmes, join in the joy of film at the 77th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Cinema crowd at Edinburgh International Film Festival
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15th August - 21st August
Various venues across Edinburgh
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Since its founding in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has become recognised globally for discovering and showing 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 seven 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.

The 2024 programme features musical odysseys, dystopian worlds, black comedy and vivid portraits of characters from the fringes of society. Film goers will be able to experience new work from filmmakers from the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Norway, China, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Iran and beyond.

Cinema lovers to opening night will be treated to Nora Fingscheidt’s adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s best-selling memoir, The Outrun, starring Saoirse Ronan. The closing night film is the world premiere of Carla J. Easton and Blair Young’s powerful new documentary Since Yesterday: The Untold Story of Scotland’s Girl Bands.

Other screenings not to miss are Jack King’s powerful Yorkshire-set drama The Ceremony; Will Seefried’s haunting queer drama Lilies Not For Me; Bryan Carberry’s take on artificial intelligence smiles and kisses you; Kelsey Taylor’s dark psychological thriller To Kill A Wolf; and Manuela Irene’s delicately moving Xibalba Monster (Monstruo de Xibalba).

Screenings will be shown at a variety of venues in the city, including Cameo Cinema, Summerhall and Tollcross Central Hall.

 A number of performances will be available as audio described and subtitled screenings.

Find out more, view the full programme and book tickets on the Edinburgh International Film Festival.