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ALL FEATURE FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS As the longest continually running film festiva... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS In 1947, the Edinburgh International Film ... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

THERE ARE NO PREMIERE RESTRICTIONS FOR SHORT ANIMATION FILMS. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest continually running film ... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL UK SHORT FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest continually running f... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL UK SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest continually runni... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL FEATURE EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS As the longest continually running film fe... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL UK SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A SCOTTISH PREMIERE. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest continually runn... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL FEATURE ANIMATION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS As the longest continually running film festi... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT ANIMATION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest cont... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest contin... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest co... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less

ALL WORLD AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST A UK PREMIERE. NOTE: WE ACCEPT ONLINE AND DVD SCREENERS. As the longest c... More
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 no more than 12 months old by June 2018 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. • PLEASE NOTE – your fee is non-refundable. If your film does not match the criteria listed above and you still submit your film, we will not consider your film and will not refund your fee. Less


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