Overview

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival. Intimate in size, it unites film-makers and film-lovers from all over the world. It shows and premiers films from the UK as well from all over the world, offering a very versatile view on modern film-making and room for discussion and exploration.

The Edinburgh Filmhouse is the home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival but the venues range from modern cinema-complexes to the oldest cinemas in town and provide versatile settings for the events.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival awards several awards, including Best International Feature Film, Best International Documentary Feature and the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, with a £20,000 cash prize.

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