MINI: Official EIFF Vehicle Partner

For over 55 years, the MINI has made the revolutionary routine. It’s broken all the old rules and set new standards. It’s taken inner-city driving and personalisation to the next level and it’s always packed with inspirational technology. From the unmistakeable design of the MINI 3-door Hatch, and its iconic go-kart handling, to the exceptionally practical and capable MINI Countryman, there is a MINI for everyone. MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and exhilarating John Cooper Works models complete the line-up. Old or new, past or present, the MINI has always been more than a car – it’s a statement as well. Find out more here.


Virgin Trains East Coast: Major Partner

Whether you're travelling or waiting, booking or just looking, we'll make it as easy and enjoyable as we can. Everyone's needs are a little different, so we've got lots of ticket options and ways to buy.

You can select the best train for you based on price, flexibility, departure and arrival times, and even how crowded it’s likely to be. From 2018, you’ll see 65 brand spanking new ‘Super Express’ Azuma trains whizzing along the East Coast route. And we’ve also treated our existing trains to a few upgrades, including a new on-train monitoring systems that helps us identify and report faults faster and more accurately than ever before.

We are offering Virgin Trains East Coast customers 2 for 1 tickets at EIFF, full details can be found here.

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IMDbPro is the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals. This membership-based service includes comprehensive information and tools that are designed to help entertainment industry professionals achieve success throughout all stages of their career. IMDbPro offers members the following: detailed contact and representation information; IMDb profile management tools; exclusive STARmeter rankings that are determined by page views on IMDb; a casting service to post breakdowns and apply to roles, a mobile optimized website and more. IMDbPro is owned and operated by IMDb, the #1 movie website in the world.


INDY Cinema

INDY Cinema Group are the complete package. We already supply our unique Complete Cinema Solution Head Office support package to over 50 locations in the U.K. and New Zealand, ranging from boutique cinemas to large multiplexes and are excited to be launching in Australia shortly with further territories to follow. We’re proud to be helping independent cinemas everywhere grow their audiences, increase their profitability and reduce their overheads. Our Events and Festivals division are proud partners of Edinburgh International Film Festival and other major film festivals across the UK, specialising in their out-of-cinema and pop-up events. INDY – Champions for Cinema.



The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by: connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema; preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations; championing emerging and world class filmmakers in the UK - investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work; promoting British film and talent to the world; and growing the next generation of film makers and audiences.

The BFI is a Government arm’s-length body and distributor of Lottery funds for film. The BFI serves a public role which covers the cultural, creative and economic aspects of film in the UK. It delivers this role as the UK-wide organisation for film, a charity core funded by Government, by providing Lottery and Government funds for film across the UK and by working with partners to advance the position of film in the UK.

Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter. The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Josh Berger CBE.

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Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

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The City of Edinburgh Council

Based in Scotland's capital city, the Council provides a range of public services to over 444,000 citizens and promotes the city worldwide.

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2017 is Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, which means it’s time to shine a spotlight on our fascinating past.  We’re marking a number of significant anniversaries this year including the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh as a world-leading festival city. From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, cultural traditions to our myths, stories and legends, there’s never been a better time to uncover your Scottish ancestry or explore our rich culture.  Find inspirational events, attractions and activities here.

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The Scottish Government

The devolved government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment. Some powers are reserved to the UK government and include: immigration, the constitution, foreign policy and defence.

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