Edinburgh International Film Festival

  • 12 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
  • Various venues throughout Edinburgh

Featuring major features, short films, experimental cinema & documentary films – join in the joy of film at the 75th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

 Edinburgh Film Festival Prince Ahmed At Filmhouse C Chris Scott(Image Credit: Chris Scott)

Since its founding in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival has become recognised globally for discovering and showcasing the very best in international cinema and exploring new ideas in cinema practices. Each year EIFF offer film fans a dynamic programme of features, documentaries, shorts and experimental cinema.

Taking place at many of the city’s iconic and exciting spaces, including Filmhouse Cinema, Cameo Picturehouse, Everyman Edinburgh, St James Quarter and Vue Edinburgh Omni, this year’s dynamic programme includes both cinema screenings and live performances.

Lovers of the big screen can enjoy an exciting programme of 90 new feature films structured across 3 Galas, 5 themed strands, 1 Big Screen Presentation and 10 films in competition as part of the new The Powell & Pressburger Award for Best Feature Film.

Edinburgh Film Festival Raiders Of The Lost Ark With RSNO Photograph Lloyd Smith C EIFF(Image Credit: Lloyd Smith)

One of 2022’s theme’s will also pay homage to the 1972 Festival, which presented the first global film event entirely dedicated to the cinematic achievements of female directors.

Having premiered as part of International Critics’ Week during this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this year’s EIFF opens with the critically acclaimed feature debut, Aftersun from Scottish filmmaker Charlotte Wells; while the closing gala has been announced as Kogonada’s critically acclaimed After Yang starring Colin Farrell.

And if you prefer your cinema viewing to be an outdoor affair, don’t miss Film Fest in the City which returns to St Andrew Square Gardens from 12 to 14 August with a free programme of family favourites and cinematic classics.  

The Edinburgh International Film Festival takes place from 12 - 20th August 2022. View the full programme here > or download the PDF brochure here > 


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