The rise in popularity of documentary cinema has been a remarkable trend in recent years, with filmmakers stretching the boundaries of the format, tone and style of non-fiction films.
This year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival features a wonderfully strong and varied selection of new films that help draw emphasis to the genre and celebrate filmmaking that varies from the harrowing and provocative through to fun and downright entertaining. As usual at EIFF there is a strong musical theme that runs through some of the films, while others simply reflect the difficult and challenging times we live in. The documentary section is a formidable way to travel the world, see strange and unusual sights and delve into fascinating real-life stories. Films in consideration for our annual documentary award are selected from this section.
View all films in the Documentaries strand here.