16 - 27 June 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland
A mix of red carpet glamour, innovative and exciting cinematic discoveries and massive audience appeal makes this one of the world’s most popular film festivals. The Edinburgh International Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating new talent, new film trends and new ideas in cinema.
The twelve day festival in June presents film premieres, retrospectives on cinematic legends, engaging “In Person” talks and a range of industry events, masterclasses and workshops, that attract audiences of over 55,000 each year.
For over half a century stand-out events have included the UK premiere of ET: The Extra Terrestrial as well as visits from Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes and Steven Soderbergh. As supporters of the Festival, Hollywood stars Sir Sean Connery, Tilda Swinton and Robert Carlyle are amongst its patrons.
Scotland’s dramatic history and breathtaking scenery has provided a great back drop for films locations and plots over time, and “Set-jetting” is a growing trend where film fans will want to visit the locations of their favourite movie.