Edinburgh International Film Festival will return this summer, with a number of outdoor, indoor and online events.
Championing Scottish and UK filmmaking, the 74th Festival will run from August 18-25 in the heart of Edinburgh’s returning festival season.
The Festival promises a unique itinerary of diverse film, with screenings at Filmhouse Cinema, a free outdoor screening programme at St Andrews Square and an online platform, Filmhouse at Home.
Film Fest on the Forth on July 31 and August 1 will be screening family films at outdoor cinema space at Port Edgar Marinaa, supported EventScotland in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.
The full programme will be announced on July 28, with tickets going on sale the same day.
Ken Hay, CEO of Edinburgh International Film Festival, said: “We all love film and we’re delighted that EIFF is back in 2021, focusing on bringing communities together and celebrating the communal cinema experience as widely and inclusively as possible.
“The Festival will play a leading role in hailing the return to cinema-going and champion Scottish and UK films to audiences and industry around the world.
“We also believe that in this year particularly, that EIFF has a strong role to play in highlighting key social issues and will seek to deliver a programme that inspires curiosity and action in our audiences.”
Culture Minister Jenny Gilruth said: “I am delighted that the Edinburgh International Film Festival is returning this summer with a programme that extends across Scotland.
“As well as celebrating the collective cinema experience, the Festival will also help writers, directors and producers take next steps towards their first feature film through the Talent Lab 2021 programme supported by the Scottish Government.”
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