Edinburgh International Film Festival get support from Scottish Government

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Edinburgh International Film Festival have confirmed they are being supported by the Scottish Government’s newly announced PLACE programme, which is designed to enable festival programmes to be more diverse and global, benefitting new participants and future generations.

It will allow EIFF to build on the legacy of our work with young audiences in 2018 as part of The Year of Young People, and to create pathways in film talent development for participants from across Scotland as part of our renowned industry programme.

In a unique three-way partnership between The Scottish GovernmentThe City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, and supported and administered by Creative Scotland, the PLACE [Platforms for Creative Excellence] programme will provide £15 million over the next five years for a range of creative and community projects which will renew the Festivals’ ambition and purpose after the defining moment of their 70th anniversary.

The introduction of the five-year commitment of the Platforms for Creative Excellence Programme creates a strategic approach to evolving the future direction of the festivals through long-term developments and collaborations with global as well as Scottish partners.

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