Born alongside Edinburgh's International Festival in 1947, EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals, and helped to define the type of event that has since become so pivotal to film culture in nations all over the world. EIFF has developed into a crucial business hub for the UK and international film industry, a key attraction for Edinburgh, and one of the world's best -loved audience festivals. With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF's vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audience edification and pleasure with a strong ongoing stake in the development the UK and Scottish film industries.
Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards acknowledge both national and international filmmaker talent and are recognised in the industry for rewarding and promoting excellence.
Standard Life Audience Award, The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, Skillset New Directors Award, PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature Award, Best New International Feature Award, The Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus Award, UK Film Council Award for Best British Short Film, The McLaren Award for New British Animation in Partnership with BBC Film Network, Best International Short Film Award, Scottish Short Documentary Award supported by Baillie Gifford, Short Film Nominee Edinburgh for the European Film Awards