Edinburgh International Film Festival

Years running: 75 (since 1947)

Edinburgh International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Edinburgh.


Excellent festival to make contacts within the field of British independent film. Alongside London, the most important film festival in Great Britain. Large number of categories and many different awards. Accompanying program Sharing Stories: interesting panel discussions and workshops on the theme of co-financing in the areas of film, TV, marketing and sponsorship, script and script readings. Most of the participants are experienced financiers from the big TV companies. A good platform for up-and-coming talents.



  • Projects completed after 01-Jun-2019,
  • No prior exploitation in Great Britain,
  • UK premieres preferred.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form (via the site or Filmfreeway system);
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail;
  • Pay registration fee.

Additional Information

The winner of the short film competition is automatically nominated for the European Film Awards.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Interim CEO
Mr. Ken Hay

Artistic Director
Mr. Chris Fujiwara



United Kingdom

Official Website




Centre for the Moving Image (incorporating Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse and Belmont Filmhouse)
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
Scotland, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 131 228 4051
Fax: +44 (0)131 229 5501

Email: info@edfilmfest.org.uk

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 08, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 12, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    January 16, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    February 06, 2020
  • Notifications
    May 20, 2020
  • Event Dates
    17 — 28 June 2020
Categories & Fees

maximum 30 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $25
  • Earlybird Deadline — $95
  • Regular Deadline — $95
  • Late Deadline — $95

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