EFG related pages and posts

FeaturedUpcoming screening at the Institut Français d’Ecosse

We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Institut Français d’Ecosse (IFE) with a screening of “The Assassin”, a martial art movie like no other, winner of the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival and directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (2015).

Your skills are matchless. But your mind is hostage to human sentiments.”

Adapted from a Tang Dynasty short story, The Assassin is about princess Yinniang (Shu Qi) who was abducted from her Imperial family by a nun in exile and trained to become an assassin for the sole purpose of murdering the nun’s enemies. As punishment for failing one of her assignments, the nun (Zhou Yun) sends her home to kill her beloved cousin (Chang Chen), now a prominent military leader.

Screening on Friday 9 July 2021 at 6:45pm: 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.

Last Year’s Programme and Brochure Available for Reference (2019-20 Our 90th Season)

Between October 2019 and March 2020 the Guild is screening around 60 films, three a week:

  • Sunday afternoon, usually starting at 4.30pm
  • Sunday evening, starting at 7pm
  • Friday evening, starting at 8pm

Membership starts at just £25.

You can join online, or in person at any screening.

A full online list of screenings is available here, and a PDF of the paper programme here.

All the films we show are grouped into two, three or five film seasons. The films in a season are linked by genre (e.g. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Edward Yang), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Soviet Cinema).