Film events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Film events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Selected dates between 7th April 2021 - 17th April 2021
Online Event

The Selfish Giant explores an unusual friendship about how even the grumpiest giant's heart can melt when Spring finally comes!
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Animated Shorts 2

Animated Shorts 2

15th April 2021 - 17th April 2021
Online Event

Eccentric, adventurous and full of creativity, Puppet Animation Scotland presents a FREE online programme of miniature tales, suitable for all children from age 7+ and their families.
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IberoDocs 8th Edition

IberoDocs 8th Edition

19th April 2021 - 2nd May 2021
Online Event

IberoDocs brings a programme of over 20 documentaries, highlighting that both in our darkest as well as our brightest moments, art (in any of its forms) has become a necessary and faithful companion.
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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival International Film Awards

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival International Film Awards

3rd May 2021
National Event

Join SMHAF on 3rd May for a special online event to celebrate the very best submissions to their annual International Film Competition!
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BAFTA Scotland: Guru Live Online

BAFTA Scotland: Guru Live Online

4th May 2021 - 7th May 2021
Online Event

BAFTA Scotland will host its flagship festival for aspiring creatives, Guru Live, online for 2021 between the 4th & 7th May!
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DOCMA

DOCMA

5th May 2021
National Event

Come along to SMHAF 2021's DOCMA Filmmaking Workshop on Zoom where rules will be explained and roles allocated!
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Neighbors

Neighbors

7th May 2021
National Event

As part of SMHAF, the documentary Neighbors, which follows a group of people as they readjust to normality after spending decades in a psychiatric institution, will have it's Scottish premiere.
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Normality I

Normality I

7th May 2021
National Event

These short films being screened as part of SMHAF 2021 explore how our daily lives and mental health are influenced by sexuality, neurodiversity, body image and long-term health conditions.
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Normality II

Normality II

8th May 2021
National Event

By turns experimental, surreal, and uncanny, these international short films, screened as part of SMHAF, how mental ill health and the factors that contribute to it can become normalised in society.
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I’ll Be Your Mirror

I’ll Be Your Mirror

10th May 2021 - 16th May 2021
National Event

As part of SMHAF 2021, filmmaker and artist Johanna Faust goes on a journey to understand her identity as a mother and an artist against a family history of bipolar disorder.
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Safe To Be Me Festival

Safe To Be Me Festival

10th May 2021 - 31st May 2021
Online Event

Scottish Ballet presents the Safe to Be Me Festival, a digital festival of dance for young people to explore their identities through creative, interactive experiences and digital dance workshops!
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Screen Test

Screen Test

11th May 2021
National Event

Screen Test, part of SMHAF, is a workshop focusing on interactive exercises for curious creative practitioners, with a view to exploring the future of made-for-screen pieces.
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Judy Versus Capitalism

Judy Versus Capitalism

14th May 2021
National Event

Don't miss the Scottish premier of Judy Versus Capitalism the lyrical documentary by Mike Hoolboom, recounting radical feminist Judy Rebick's experiences as an activist and living with a divided self.
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Nature

Nature

14th May 2021
National Event

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is Nature and SMHAF are marking the occasion with a selection of short films which explore the relationship between nature, mental health and wellbeing!
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Lived Experience

Lived Experience

15th May 2021
National Event

Personal experiences with mental health problems inspired each of these shorts, ranging from animation and experimental film to documentary and drama, part of SMHAF 2021.
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Certified Mail

Certified Mail

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

Certified Mail, the debut film by Egyptian director Hisham Saqr, is about finding inner strength while living with mental illness, catch the UK Premier as part of SMHAF 2021.
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The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

19th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

Get together with your nearest & dearest and wave goodbye to a winter spent indoors with an incredible variety of entertainment at The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh!
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itison Drive-In Movies

itison Drive-In Movies

28th May 2021 - 30th May 2021

itison, Scotland's pioneer of Drive In movie events, are transforming Hopetoun House outside Edinburgh for an epic May Bank Holiday weekend of Harry Potter and Batman Drive In movies!
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Downton Abbey at Lauriston Castle - CANCELLED

Downton Abbey at Lauriston Castle - CANCELLED

12th June 2021

Come dressed for the era, upstairs or downstairs, at this film screening on Satuday 12th June at Lauriston Castle!
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Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

28th July 2021

Head along to the Stand Edinburgh on July 28th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!
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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

1st September 2021 - 2nd September 2021

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on 1st and 2nd September!
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Ocean Film Festival

Ocean Film Festival

3rd September 2021

The Ocean Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre with a brand new selection of the most amazing ocean films.
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Joker In Concert - The Film with live orchestra

Joker In Concert - The Film with live orchestra

15th October 2021

Don't miss Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker, screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra.
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Love Actually In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra

Love Actually In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra

6th December 2021

Following a sold out 2019 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!
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Adult Special Event - Film screening: Scrooge

Adult Special Event - Film screening: Scrooge

10th December 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of this all-singing, all-dancing adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic.
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Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

27th February 2022

Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury at the smash hit film as you have never experienced it before!
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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

27th February 2022

Singalonga Productions returns with the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Exiles

Exiles

5th June 2021

Join author Victoria McNulty for an evocative live performance, intertwined with specially filmed segments, of her spoken word film Exiles!

Find out about Exiles on What's On East Renfrewshire
Three Tenors - Voices For Eternity - POSTPONED

Three Tenors - Voices For Eternity - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 1st September 2021 - 4th September 2021

It's been 30 years since Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo made their historic debut, celebrate the emotional highlights of the first concert and the sequel in Los Angeles!

Find out about Three Tenors - Voices For Eternity - POSTPONED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Screening: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together - POSTPONED

Screening: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 24th October 2021 - 26th October 2021

The world's ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are 'Back Together' and set to delight the cinema audience at Eastwood Park Theatre with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena!

Find out about Screening: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together - POSTPONED on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Polar Bears Go Go Go! - POSTPONED

Polar Bears Go Go Go! - POSTPONED

9th July 2021

The Polar Bears are back with another adventure and this time they are off on their holidays. What could possible go wrong?

Find out about Polar Bears Go Go Go! - POSTPONED on What's On Fife
The Doris Day Story

The Doris Day Story

16th September 2021

With video projection, a swinging jazz band and impeccable vocals, the Doris Day Story is a compelling musical journey through her life, incorporating some of her greatest songs ever!

Find out about The Doris Day Story on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Glasgow Coffee Festival

Glasgow Coffee Festival

8th May 2021 - 9th May 2021

The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on the 8th and 9th May!

Find out about Glasgow Coffee Festival on What's On Glasgow
Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

12th May 2021

Join the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour in Glasgow for a one-of-a-kind evening, celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth, as they screen some of the world's best adventure films!

Find out about Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Colonastics

Colonastics

21st May 2021 - 25th May 2021

Part of Take Me Somewhere 2021, Colonastics invites you to clear your surroundings for a sweaty workout that decolonises your body, mind and spirit.

Find out about Colonastics on What's On Glasgow
Jump Cut - Episode #3

Jump Cut - Episode #3

22nd May 2021

Multi media artist Austin Young brings together world-famous drag performance artists to form a triple deity!

Find out about Jump Cut - Episode #3 on What's On Glasgow
MAMA

MAMA

22nd May 2021

MAMA is a short film adaptation of Icône Pop, the celebrated work by Montreal based company MAYDAY, being screened as part of Take Me Somewhere 2021!

Find out about MAMA on What's On Glasgow
Take 2: Family-Friendly Films

Take 2: Family-Friendly Films

Selected dates between 22nd May 2021 - 18th December 2021

Glasgow Film Theatre's weekly Take 2 Family-Friendly Film Screenings will keep even the littlest film fans entertained!

Find out about Take 2: Family-Friendly Films on What's On Glasgow
A Giant Dog Bed / Reclining Duet

A Giant Dog Bed / Reclining Duet

25th May 2021 - 28th May 2021

Part of Take Me Somewhere, The Giant Dog Bed is an invitation into a practice that follows the greyhound’s ability to translate rest into power.

Find out about A Giant Dog Bed / Reclining Duet on What's On Glasgow
The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Glasgow

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Glasgow

26th May 2021 - 31st May 2021

Get together with your nearest & dearest and wave goodbye to a winter spent indoors with an incredible variety of entertainment at The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Glasgow!

Find out about The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
A Pair of Resting...

A Pair of Resting...

27th May 2021

A sort of performance lecture, or maybe a loose, sticky web of 'Humanimal' experiences, observations and smells.

Find out about A Pair of Resting... on What's On Glasgow
Bedroom Frequencies

Bedroom Frequencies

27th May 2021

Bedroom Frequencies, part of Take Me Somewhere, is a biographic virtual reality experience about a young girl growing up in a strict and violent household.

Find out about Bedroom Frequencies on What's On Glasgow
A Heifer Would Be Needed For The Sacrifice

A Heifer Would Be Needed For The Sacrifice

28th May 2021

Picatrix-AI recalls the veiled spectacle of xenotransplantation, as it ellipses the longstanding, racialising and imperialist histories of medical experimentation and enslaved gestational labour.

Find out about A Heifer Would Be Needed For The Sacrifice on What's On Glasgow
At The Flix Drive In

At The Flix Drive In

28th May 2021 - 31st May 2021

Join At The Flix for their Spring drive-in movie event with films shown on the world's largest outdoor LED screen at Prestwick Airport!

Find out about At The Flix Drive In on What's On Glasgow
Somewhere In The Unachieved

Somewhere In The Unachieved

29th May 2021

Sarah Wendt and Pascal Dufaux present Somewhere In The Unachieved (Quelque part dans l’inachevé) as part of Take Me Somewhere 2021.

Find out about Somewhere In The Unachieved on What's On Glasgow
BUZZCUT

BUZZCUT

3rd June 2021 - 5th June 2021

BUZZCUT, Scotland's hot-house for experimental performance, will present a Digi-Special-Performance-Spectacular for the final week of Take Me Somewhere this June!

Find out about BUZZCUT on What's On Glasgow
The Macbeths

The Macbeths

3rd June 2021 - 30th June 2021

This thrilling version of the iconic Scottish play will be adapted for audiences to experience at home, courtesy of the Citizens Theatre!

Find out about The Macbeths on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow International

Glasgow International

11th June 2021 - 27th June 2021

Scotland's biennial festival of contemporary visual art, Glasgow International, will return in 2021 between the 11th and 27th June!

Find out about Glasgow International on What's On Glasgow
Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

26th July 2021

Head along to the Stand Glasgow on July 26th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!

Find out about Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth on What's On Glasgow
Blade Runner: the Film with Live Orchestra

Blade Runner: the Film with Live Orchestra

4th September 2021

Experience Ridley Scott's multi-Academy Award-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner on a vast HD screen accompanied by a live orchestra at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on September 4th 2021!

Find out about Blade Runner: the Film with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
Joker Live in Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra

Joker Live in Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra

14th October 2021

The ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker will be screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 14th October!

Find out about Joker Live in Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
This Ain’t No Disco - Talking Heads Tribute

This Ain’t No Disco - Talking Heads Tribute

22nd October 2021

After two sell out shows in 2019, Talking Heads Tribute This Ain’t No Disco returns to Glasgow for a night at Platform on 22nd October!

Find out about This Ain’t No Disco - Talking Heads Tribute on What's On Glasgow
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with Live Orchestra

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with Live Orchestra

30th November 2021 - 1st December 2021

Watch Return of the Jedi, the thrilling conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy, with an orchestral score performed by a live orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!

Find out about Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert

1st December 2021

Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol is live in concert across the UK this winter, featuring its musical score performed live to the film! Don't miss it at the SEC Armadillo on December 1st!

Find out about The Muppet Christmas Carol Live In Concert on What's On Glasgow
Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Love Actually with Live Orchestra

5th December 2021

Following a sold out 2019 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!

Find out about Love Actually with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

13th February 2022

Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!

Find out about Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman on What's On Glasgow
Ecto-Con

Ecto-Con

7th May 2022

Ecto-Con, a one day fan event to celebrate EVERYTHING Ghostbusters, is coming to The Trades Hall, Glasgow on Saturday 7th May 2022!

Find out about Ecto-Con on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Bond In Concert

Bond In Concert

23rd October 2021

To commemorate the release of the 25th Bond film Entertainers proudly presents Bond In Concert at The Town House Hamilton on Saturday 23rd October 2021!

Find out about Bond In Concert on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

The Drive-In Cinema Spring Tour

The Drive-In Cinema Spring Tour

2nd May 2021

The ultimate retro cinema experience, The Drive-In Cinema, is back for a Spring Tour on Sunday 2nd May when they'll be screening a mix of sing-a-long movies!

Find out about The Drive-In Cinema Spring Tour on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

12th September 2021

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is back with a brand-new collection of the world’s most incredible ocean films! Dive into a night of mesmerising ocean adventure at Macrobert Arts Centre!

Find out about Ocean Film Festival World Tour on What's On Stirling
‘Watch Me’ Film Screening: Knife + Heart

‘Watch Me’ Film Screening: Knife + Heart

21st September 2021

It's the summer of 1979. Paris-based gay porn filmmaker Anne's life is turned upside-down when one of her actors is brutally murdered.

Find out about ‘Watch Me’ Film Screening: Knife + Heart on What's On Stirling
‘Watch Me’ Film Screening: Tetsuo the Iron Man and The Adventures of Denchu-Kozo

‘Watch Me’ Film Screening: Tetsuo the Iron Man and The Adventures of Denchu-Kozo

28th September 2021

Enjoy a double film screening on 9th March with 'Tetsuo the Iron Man' & 'The Adventures of Denchu-Kozo, hosted by Creative Stirling in collaboration with the University of Stirling!

‘Watch Me’ Film Screening: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

‘Watch Me’ Film Screening: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

5th October 2021

Creative Stirling in collaboration with the University of Stirling is screening 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' a 2010 Thai art drama film.

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