72nd Annual

Edinburgh International Film Festival

June 20, 2018 to July 01, 2018

 
Category

Feature Fiction

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Regular Deadline
January 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00
Late Deadline
February 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 22, 2018
Regular Discounted

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 20, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in United Kingdom

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 2  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta
DVCAM
HDCAM
DCP
Other
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm
  70mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film
Michael Powell was one of Britain’s most original filmmakers, with a career spanning 60 years. The Michael Powell Award was inaugurated at EIFF in 1990 to honour imagination and creativity in British filmmaking and is regarded as a mark of prestige both within and outside the UK film industry. The award, which carries a cash prize, will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals. Fiction films only are eligible.

The Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film
Judged by the Michael Powell Award Competition Jury, this award is intended to celebrate and promote the great tradition of the art of film performance in the UK.

The Award for Best International Feature Film
EIFF seeks to represent global trends in cinema by introducing important new films and new filmmaking directions. This award is intended to highlight filmmaking from outside the UK that is imaginative, innovative and deserving of wider recognition. The award is open to live-action feature fiction films from outside of the UK, carries a cash prize and will be decided by a jury of respected film professionals.

Category Rules

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

• EIFF only accepts SECURE ONLINE SCREENERS and DVD SCREENERS.
• ALL SUBMITTED FEATURE FICTIONS FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES. Feature films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK will not be considered.
• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a feature film as anything over 30 minutes.
• Films that are available to purchase are not eligible. This includes DVD/Blu-ray/VHS formats.
• Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

• EIFF will not consider previously submitted work unless it has been considerably re-edited/re-shot. If you are unsure, it probably means it hasn't been changed enough. Please include a cover letter with details of the changes made. If we already viewed your film as a rough cut last year, we usually will not consider it for the following year.

The full EIFF Submissions Rules and Regulations can be found at www.edfilmfest.org.uk/submissions

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Since 1947, the Festival has brought ground-breaking and exciting films from all over the world to appreciative UK audiences and a wide variety of press and industry guests. EIFF seeks to present the most creative and innovative developments in world cinema, bring filmmakers to local, national and international attention, and provide a dynamic platform for engagement with them and their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.