72nd Annual

Edinburgh International Film Festival

June 20, 2018 to July 01, 2018

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Feature Fiction
ALL FEATURE FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition which will take place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018.

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.

• 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.).

• ALL FEATURE FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. Feature films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK will not be considered.
Feature Documentary
ALL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS

In 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival began life as the First International Festival of Documentary Films. As such, non-fiction filmmaking will always have a special place in our hearts.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition which will take place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018.

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.

• 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.).

• ALL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. Feature films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK will not be considered.
UK Short Animation
THERE ARE NO PREMIERE RESTRICTIONS FOR SHORT ANIMATION FILMS.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition which will take place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018.

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.

• 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.).

• THERE ARE NO PREMIERE RESTRICTIONS FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILMS AT EIFF. Films CAN have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.
UK Short Fiction
ALL UK SHORT FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition.

Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while revelling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under and 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.).

• ALL UK SHORT FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films may have previously been publicly screened anywhere outside of Scotland, including the rest of the UK. However, we are unable to accept films that have previously been broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.


UK Short Documentary
ALL UK SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition.

Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while revelling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under and 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.).

• ALL UK SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films may have previously been publicly screened anywhere outside of Scotland, including the rest of the UK. However, we are unable to accept films that have previously been broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.

Feature Experimental
ALL FEATURE EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition which will take place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018.

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.

• 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.).

• ALL FEATURE EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. Feature films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK will not be considered.
UK Short Experimental
ALL UK SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition.

Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while revelling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under.
• 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.).

• ALL UK SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films may have previously been publicly screened anywhere outside of Scotland, including the rest of the UK. However, we are unable to accept films that have previously been broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.

Feature Animation
ALL FEATURE ANIMATION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition which will take place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018.

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.

• 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.).

• ALL FEATURE ANIMATION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. Feature films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK will not be considered.
World & International Short Animation
ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT ANIMATION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition.

Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while revelling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under.
• 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.).

• ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT ANIMATION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films CANNOT have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.
World & International Short Fiction
ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition.

Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while revelling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under.
• 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.).

• ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films CANNOT have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.
World & International Short Documentary
ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition.

Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while revelling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under.
• 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.).

• ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films CANNOT have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.
World & International Short Experimental
ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE.

NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS.

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition.

Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while revelling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

• All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
• EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under.
• 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.).

• ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. EIFF is particularly interested in world, international or European premieres. These films CANNOT have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in the UK.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 72nd edition which will take place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018.

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.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Give your film the best start: submit your film to Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Successful submissions will be showcased before public and industry audiences at the 2018 edition of one of the world's most respected film festivals. What better way to start your new film on its path in life...

The longest continually running film festival in the world, Edinburgh International Film Festival is now preparing its 72nd edition. Over the years, EIFF has continued to bring UK audiences the most innovative and exciting films from around the world. The 72nd Edinburgh International Film Festival, a 12-day event, will take place from 20 June to 1 July 2018.

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a delightful place in which to showcase and discover new cinema. In 2017 EIFF showcased 151 features from 46 countries and included 17 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 9 European Premieres and 69 UK Premieres reaching more than 53,000 festival-goers across the 12-day period.

Submissions are open from 1 November 2017.





ORGANIZERS

Diane Henderson (Deputy Artistic Director); Emma Boa (Projects Manager); Lucy Rosenstiel (Submissions Coordinator); Mark Adams (Artistic Director)

GENERAL RULES

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

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.

- All submitted films should be new work and meet with the selection criteria as described below.
- EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes or under and 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.

- Each film category has its own premiere rules relating to previous public screenings, broadcasts or the availability of the film online - PLEASE CHECK PREMIERE RULES BEFORE SUBMITTING.

- The final selection of all films presented at the Festival and their placement in the programme is the responsibility of the Artistic Director.

- There are three submissions deadlines:
Earlybird - Wednesday 14 December 2017
Regular - Wednesday 18 January 2018
Late - Wednesday 15 February 2018

- ALL SUBMISSIONS TO EIFF MUST BE ON DVD OR SECURE ONLINE SCREENER. We accept DVD PAL and DVD NTSC. You must label the disk with the film’s title and WAB tracking number. We can not preview on U-matic or Beta SP. Please note, multiple submissions must be on individual DVDs - e.g. 1 DVD per film submission.

- Further rules, regulations and FAQs can be found on our website www.edfilmfest.org.uk/submissions



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If my film is accepted to screen at EIFF:

* I agree to a short extract (max. 3 minutes) being included in any radio, TV or video programme or in a cinema trailer for the EIFF; to additional public screenings of my film at the EIFF and to my film being given a press/industry screening at the EIFF.
* I confirm the film has not and will not be screened in the UK before the festival in June 2018.
* I consent to the submission of my film for consideration in any awards that may be made in the context of the EIFF.
* I certify that all rights and clearances have been obtained.
* I certify that I will not withdraw my film from the EIFF after acceptance by the EIFF selection board.
* I have read and agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
* I confirm that the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge

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