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71st Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh, Scotland, June 21 to July 2, 2017

Call for entries

(Feature-length and short films)

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2017 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the Festival.

  • Submission format: DVD (PAL and NTSC) or secure online screener (Withoutabox)
  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes


  • All submitted films must be completed after June 1, 2016;
  • All films must be UK premieres. Special interest is given to World, International or European premieres;
  • Films that have had previous public screenings or been broadcast in UK are not eligible;
  • Any film that has previously screened online or is available to purchase online are not eligible. This includes DVD/Blu-ray/VHS formats;
  • Short film must be 30 minutes or less.


The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has been in existence since 1947 and alongside London, is the most important film festival in the UK.

EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention. EIFF 2016 strands included World Perspectives (new film trends), Directors’ Showcase, Documentaries, Animation and Night Moves (genre films). Industry programming for attending filmmakers and professionals is also an integral part of the Festival.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection in the Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of its Success Index.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
514 283-6363