The Development Team is responsible for supporting the delivery of EIFF through sponsorship, fundraising and corporate client entertainment. This includes working directly with a range of stakeholders including public funders, corporate sponsors, trusts and foundations, cultural partners and individual donors. The team is also responsible for managing the Festival’s relationship with these stakeholders and taking forward appropriate activities to meet their needs including tickets, branding and corporate hospitality. 

In addition the team manages the delivery of some of EIFF largest black tie stakeholder functions and parties including the Opening Night Gala Party, Closing Night Gala, VIP receptions and the EIFF Ceilidh.