FeaturedUpcoming screening at the Institut Français d’Ecosse

Continuing our partnership with the Institut Français d’Ecosse (IFE) and to mark COP26 (Glasgow – 31/10 to 12/11), we have chosen “Embrace of the Serpent”, a powerful insight into the effects of colonialism on an indigenous population, directed by Ciro Guerra (2015). Winner of the top Director’s Fortnight Award at Cannes, it is the first ever Colombian movie to be nominated to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category.

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the landscape of the Colombian Amazon in ‘Embrace Of The Serpent‘. This stunningly beautiful film centres on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two explorers who, over the course of 40 years, build a relationship with him. The film was inspired by the journals of two explorers who traveled the Amazon in search of the sacred and psychedelic Yakruna plant.

Screening on Friday 17 September 2021 at 6:00pm: book your ticket here

We look forward to seeing you!

FeaturedThe EFG 2020/21 Season – continuing under difficult circumstances

Dear all,

The Edinburgh Film Guild will be putting on screenings in the 2020/21 season. However, we are unable to open our little cinema as it could not safely accommodate more than a few viewers. Screenings will be limited in number as a result. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, so will our future screening options. We will be keeping everyone up to date via email and word of mouth.

We are looking at alternative ways to share our love of cinema with you. Every generation has its trials and the EFG has continued through ninety years without interruption, and we are doing all we can to keep it going through this pandemic.

We are currently planning various screenings at other venues. As the situation is in constant flux it is not possible to provide annual or multi-screening tickets.

In addition to the usual screening fees and professional services associated with running a charity, the alternative venues charge for the use of their facilities. Along with social distancing restricting the number of seats, this does have a knock-on effect to the seat price.

The Guild continues to operate on a non-profit basis and endeavours to offer the opportunity to see and discuss films that would otherwise not receive a screening.

Your attendance and donations are vital to us continuing to put on screenings so we can enjoy these movies together. Donations can be made here – http://edinburghfilmguild.org.uk/donation

We will endeavour to resume screenings in our cinema and re-open our bar as soon as possible.

We are a volunteer run membership organisation and as such your suggestions and feedback are always very welcome. If you wish to contribute or have feedback you wish to share you can contact us via the contact form.

Best wishes,
The Edinburgh Film Guild

Civic Reception at the City Chambers

The Edinburgh Film Guild has been contributing to the city’s cultural life and educating our citizens about cinema for nine decades.

On the 4 March 2020, Edinburgh City Council hosted a Civic Reception to mark our 90th anniversary.

George Williamson made a short film which you can view here.

Speeches by the Lord Provost Frank Ross and EFG chairman Jim Dunnigan.