The Edinburgh International Film Festival, the longest continuously run film festival in the world, takes place over a 12 day period in the second half of June/early July. The festival's artistic director Mark Adams retired in 2019 and new artistic director will take over in 2020.
Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone on 0131 623 8030 or in person at Filmhouse, Cineworld, or Festival Theatre Edinburgh.
Launched in 1947, alongside the Edinburgh International Festival, the EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals. Traditionally, the Edinburgh International Film Festival took place in August, at the same time as Edinburgh's various other August festivals. Former EIFF artistic director Hannah McGill, said the EIFF's move to June, was to give the Film Festival more "breathing space."