Press and Industry Accreditation for Edinburgh International Film Festival is now open

Press and Industry Accreditation for this year’s relaunched Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is now open.  

The EIFF industry programme will include an impactful series of panels and networking opportunities for Scottish and international creatives to engage with industry experts from around the world. 

As EIFF returns revitalised, the Festival welcomes industry applications from people from a range of backgrounds and experiences; from those making their way into the screen industries to people looking to support a new generation of talent.

Industry Accreditation

Industry Accreditation is priced at £80 (inc VAT) and £65 concessions which includes current students across any discipline (aged 18+) and people who may be in receipt of benefits. For more details and to apply, please visit the Edinburgh International Film Festival website.

The industry programme includes access to Press and Industry (P&I) screenings (13-20 August), taking in World Premieres and selected UK premieres across the EIFF programme, plus access to guest speaker events, three industry panel events (to be announced soon), nightly filmmaker networking drinks and industry networking brunches. Standby industry tickets for select public screenings at the Cameo Cinema and at select public screenings across EIFF venues will be available, along with concession ticket prices for public screenings and opportunities to connect with other delegates. 

Paul Ridd, Festival Director has said: “We are thrilled to welcome press and industry from all over to enjoy the extraordinarily high standard of work we're showing. Bring on the reviews and coverage which means so much to our filmmakers, many of whom will be world-premiering work with us.      

"Our industry programme meanwhile is shaping up to be something special. From Board to management to team, we have impressive combined experience, networks and knowledge across production, distribution and exhibition. So since Day 1 we've been thinking about what would actually be most practical, useful and fun to bring to an industry programme for our delegates and passholders. 

"Expect fascinating conversations with iconic filmmakers, useful knowledge-sharing panels, and relaxed, effective networking sessions. We also want to bridge a gap between the Festival and all that is happening in Edinburgh in August, creating opportunities for creatives across film and the performing arts to meet, mingle and share work.” 

Further details on this year’s EIFF industry programme will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Screen Fringe

EIFF industry delegates are welcome to register with Screen Fringe, a Screen Scotland-backed programme delivered in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Open to TV and film professionals, Screen Fringe offers a concierge service to delegates to help discover the best theatre and comedy talent from Scotland, the UK and beyond. EIFF industry delegates who want to engage with the Edinburgh Festivals to find talent and pursue opportunities for screen adaptation can accredit via the Fringe Society's Arts Industry page

Press Accreditation

Press Accreditation is also now open and applications can be made by visiting the Edinburgh Internaitnal Film Festival website. There is no charge for Press Accreditation. When completing applications, press are requested to apply for a ‘Standard Accreditation’. 

EIFF welcomes applications from people from a range of backgrounds and experiences; from emerging writers and journalists to those covering for media outlets. Press delegates will gain access to Press and Industry (P&I) screenings (13-20 August), taking in World Premieres and selected UK Premieres across the programme. 

Press and Industry accreditation for this Festival closes on 2 August 2024.  

The Festival

From August 15 to August 21 2024, Edinburgh International Film Festival will take place at unique venues in Edinburgh, including Summerhall and the historic Cameo Cinema, allowing audiences to seamlessly experience the best of the Fringe along with the world-class programme of cinema at EIFF. 

This year’s 77th edition of the Festival honours the film festival’s history, showcasing the very best talent in filmmaking in a format rooted in a local Scottish context whilst embracing the international diversity of creative expression. EIFF encourages general audiences, film fans and industry professionals to make the trip this summer to Edinburgh.  

The revamped Festival will announce its programme on 10 July, including over forty feature films, five shorts programmes and various talks and events across its dates. Concession pricing is available and Pay What You Can tickets will be available across select screenings. The Festival has already announced The Outrun, The Substance and Sing Sing in selection. 

Helmed by Festival Director Paul Ridd and Festival Producer Emma Boa, the team aims to create a world-class showcase for independent film and filmmaking talent. Former Acquisitions Executive Ridd is supported by an expanding Board, including Chair Andrew Macdonald of DNA Films, producer of the iconic Edinburgh-based film Trainspotting; Peter Rice, former Chairman of General Entertainment at Disney and President of 21st Century Fox; and Amy Jackson, producer of last year’s BAFTA award-winning indie, Aftersun.  

EIFF 2024 is supported by Screen Scotland and the Industry Programme is backed by EXPO funding from the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland. 

The EIFF programme launches on Wednesday 10 July at 5pm, with tickets on sale at 12 noon on Thursday 11 July