About Edinburgh International Film Festival
The festival showcases films from international cinema and supports emerging new talent. Amateur submissions and those from world theatre, sit alongside blockbuster productions. There have been classic screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Steven Spielberg’s E.T, as well as modern animations such as Finding Dory. Films by home grown directors, as well as those from all over the world, all compete for a number of EIFF Awards. With the festival utilising the Edinburgh Filmhouse as its base, there are several venues being used across the city. Having recently celebrated its 70th birthday, if you’re visiting Edinburgh this is a must for fans of the big screen.
Helpful information about Edinburgh International Film Festival
With its own international airport, which is only half an hour away, reaching the city centre will then put you into the heart of the festival. If you are looking to submit a film to be shown during the Edinburgh International Film Festival, then you can send your production online or in the post. Ensure you included the official paperwork, available on the website. Films run from midday into the early hours, check the listings as each venue operates at different hours. Ticket prices vary depending on the venue and what is being shown. The University of Edinburgh also offer a Film Studies course during the festival.
Making the most of the Edinburgh International Film Festival
If you are submitting a film send it in as early as possible. Remember to use the right paperwork and submit your work professionally. The festival is not always able to acknowledge your submission due to the volume received, but if you don’t try you will never know. When visiting, plan which films you wish to see, keep an eye out for any special events. There will be a number of children films so all the family can enjoy. There are of course films that may have age restrictions. There is also a Youth Hub which will appeal to youngster wishing to get into the industry.
Where to stay in Edinburgh for the International Film Festival
If you are planning to visit Edinburgh, choose from a selection of houses and apartments, Bed & Breakfasts, spare rooms and many other private rentals in the city centre. Wherever you choose to stay in the area, you can get around the venues on foot or via public transport. Check our accommodation in Edinburgh.
Things to do near the Edinburgh International Film Festival
Make sure you visit one the main tourist attractions, Edinburgh Castle. Have a day trip to Leith and the famous boat, the Royal Yacht Britannia. Walk up Calton Hill and Arthurs Seat for some beautiful views overlooking Edinburgh.
More information about Edinburgh International Film Festival
You can find more details about the festival such as: film submissions, Edinburgh International Film Festival programme of events, news and press information, learning events, talent development and much more at the official website.
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