Edinburgh International Film Festival,
Wed 21 Jun – Sun 2 Jul 2017, Filmhouse Cinema & various venues.
Now in its 71st year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is the oldest ever continually running film festival. This world renowned annual event celebrates the best of UK and International cinema over 12 exciting days. The festival may be relatively small in size, but its influence is global.
Screenings of a wide range of movies are held 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 Hurt Locker, Knocked Up, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and Brave. In addition to screenings, there are workshops, lectures, discussions and other festival events.
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. The festival also offers a variety of educational screenings and workshops for young people.
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.
The full 2017 programme will be available from 31st May on the film festival website.