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Edinburgh International Film Festival – 70 years young this year!

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Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is now just weeks away (it runs from 15 – 26 June) and we’re very excited about the outstanding programme in this, the festival’s hugely impressive 70th edition.

Hundreds of film screenings will take place over the 12 days, including everything from big budget features and impactful short films to innovative documentaries and enchanting family- friendly gems.

Ewan McGregor at the 2015 festival. Photographer: Lloyd Smith, © EIFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival All Rights Reserved Supplied by edinburghfestivalcity.com

Ewan McGregor at the 2015 festival. Photographer: Lloyd Smith, © EIFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival All Rights Reserved Supplied by edinburghfestivalcity.com

Look out for several great Scottish movies premiering at the festival too, such as the touching period drama Tommy’s Honour  and the much-anticipated remake of the iconic Scottish comedy Whisky Galore! Also, don’t miss Moon Dogs which follows two teenage step brothers on a coming–of-age road trip across Scotland.

Some of the cast from Tommy’s Honour - Peter Mullan as Old Tom Morris, Sam Neill as Alexander Boothby and Jack Lowden as Tommy Morris © Tommy's Honour Productions Ltd

Some of the cast from Tommy’s Honour – (clockwise from left) Peter Mullan as Old Tom Morris, Sam Neill as Alexander Boothby and Jack Lowden as Tommy Morris © Tommy’s Honour Productions Ltd

Set in St Andrews during Victorian times, Tommy’s Honour focuses on the strained father-son relationship between two famous Scottish golfers, Old Tom Morris and Tommy Morris, while Whisky Galore! tells the true tale of an 8,000 tonne cargo ship which ran aground in the stunning Outer Hebrides – loaded with 28,000 cases of malt whisky!

Elijah Wood at the 2014 festival. Photograph: Lloyd Smith © EIFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival All Rights Reserved Supplied by edinburghfestivalcity.com

Elijah Wood at the 2014 festival. Photograph: Lloyd Smith © EIFF, Edinburgh International Film Festival All Rights Reserved Supplied by edinburghfestivalcity.com

Have a look at our Edinburgh Festivals Survival Guide for all the hints, tips and insider info you’ll need to visit Edinburgh as we kick off the summer festivals in style, and relive your favourite movie moments in the city using the Edinburgh film map.

Skyfall, Harry Potter, Braveheart, Macbeth, Outlander … the list of movies and TV shows filmed in Scotland is vast indeed. Visit film and tv locations in Scotland using the Scottish film and TV locations itinerary and the Set in Scotland eBook.

Our creative innovations don’t just end at enthralling films. Have a look at our creative pulse video to find out more.

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