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Edinburgh International Film Festival Call for Entries

Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Edinburgh - United Kingdom
June 20 to July 1, 2018

In the Spotlight today is the 72nd Annual Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), a premier event in the UK and a global leader in discovering the best new films. As the longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, the strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché. In 2017 EIFF hosted audiences of over 53,000 whilst welcoming over 1,500 industry delegates, guests, and press.

EIFF's globally applauded showcase includes screenings of Fiction, Documentaries, Animation, and Experimental films. Last year the Festival showcased 151 features from 46 countries and included 17 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 9 European Premieres, and 69 UK Premieres. Films accepted from submissions last year includeEdie,London Symphony,Romans, Story of A Girl,Access All AreasandThe Marker, as well asJust Charlie, which went on to theAudience Award. EIFF also presented many short film submissions, includingThe Full Story, which won Best Short Film Award, andPoles Apart, which won the McLaren Award for Best British Animation.

Awards at EIFF include Best International Feature Film, Best International Documentary Feature, the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and the Audience Award. EIFF also gives awards in the categories of animation and short film. Along with award recognition the festival offers a series of talent development initiatives designed to support the best emerging talent from across the UK.

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January 18, 2018 - Regular Deadline
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EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

It is a high priority for EIFF to support filmmakers with means to attend the festival if accepted. Support includes complimentary passes to attend the Festival and its Industry programme, and select filmmakers will receive travel and accommodation stipends.

Various film categories are now open to filmmakers around the globe - qualify your film today!