The 2021 edition of Edinburgh Film Festival will run as a hybrid event, from August 18 to 25. There will be physical screenings in the capital's Filmhouse and St Andrew's Square, with additional outdoor screenings at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry. Films will additionally be screened via an online platform. The full programme will be announced on July 28.

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
A teenager overcomes prejudice to fulfil his ambition of becoming a drag queen.
The Servant
The Servant
Psychological thriller about a servant who begins to manipulate his employer.
The Road Dance
The Road Dance
With the world on the brink of war a young woman dreams of a world and a life away from the harsh land and strict religion of her Hebridean island home.
Even Mice Belong In Heaven
Even Mice Belong In Heaven
A mouse and a fox meet in animal heaven and forge an unexpected friendship.
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away
The story of how a Louisiana sharecropper became one of the most influential guitarists of all time
Two Cents Worth Of Hope
Two Cents Worth Of Hope
Love blossoms between a young village boy and the daughter of a wealthy landowner
Skies Of Lebanon
Skies Of Lebanon
A Swiss woman moves to Lebanon where she falls in love with an astrophysicist but their peace is threatened by the civil war.
Ballad Of A White Cow
Ballad Of A White Cow
A single mum, whose husband has been executed, struggles for justice.
Faceless
Faceless
Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors forge political community through anonymity.
The Justice Of Bunny King
The Justice Of Bunny King
Bunny, a woman at the outskirts of society, fights to be reunited with her children. When her teenage niece needs help, Bunny takes her under her wing, and together, they make a stand against the cards they’ve been dealt.
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Features

Getting under the Skin
Yahya Mahayni on taking the lead in role in Kaouther Ben Hania's drama
An enigmatic operation
Kaouther Ben Hania on Wim Delvoye, Shirin Neshat and casting for The Man Who Sold His Skin
Cage - the perfect saviour
Debut director on how he landed the Con Air star to partner a pig
Cotillard into the unknown with Carax
Why Cannes opener's singing star was left running scared
Dealing with deals
Kaouther Ben Hania on Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut and The Man Who Sold His Skin
Best friends forever
Just what was it about that moment in the Eighties that made the Brat Pack such big news?
Straight from the Water Horse's Mouth
The director of The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep, Jay Russell, in an exclusive interview.
The Restoration of Oz
As The Wizard of Oz returns to delight a new generation, we explore the real magic of cinema. The film you'll see in cinemas now is clean and bright; but how was this achieved?

Edinburgh International Film Festival News

The Road Dance wins Audience Award at EIFF
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31 features and 73 shorts in 74th edition
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Free screenings include family films and classics
Pig to open EIFF
Nic Cage stars in truffle hunter drama
Here Today to close EIFF
Billy Crystal comedy will wrap 74th edition
Film Fest on the Forth titles announced
Tickets free for Edinburgh Festival outdoor screenings weekend
CMI appoints new creative director
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