Wed 20 Jun – Sun 1 Jul 2018, Filmhouse Cinema & various venues.
Now in its 72nd year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is the oldest ever continually running film festival. This world renowned annual event celebrates the best cinema over 12 exciting days. Although it may be relatively small in size, its influence is global.
The Best UK and International Cinema
EIFF holds screenings of a wide range of movies across Edinburgh. Venues include the Filmhouse Cinema, Cameo Cinema, Festival Theatre, Dominion Theatre, Traverse Theatre and Cineworld. Notable pictures premiered in recent years have included Finding Dory, Amy, Hurt Locker, Knocked Up, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and Brave. In addition to screenings, there are workshops, lectures, discussions and other festival events.
This Year’s Programme
Each year the festival runs a packed programme of industry events, screenings and networking opportunities, alongside a range of initiatives designed to support and develop the best emerging talent in the UK. And the festival also offers a variety of educational screenings and workshops for young people.
This year’s retrospective programme is Time of the Signs: Chasing the American Zeitgeist. Inspired by current affairs in the Trump-era, this line-up will focus primarily on American cinema from the 1980s and explore the evolution of today’s culture.
The full 2018 programme will be announced in May on the Edinburgh International Film Festival Website website.
Awards 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. There are also awards in the categories of animation and short film.