EIFF plan outdoor festival by the Firth of Forth

Edinburgh International Film Festival will return to in-person screenings with a weekend of aquatically-themed films, from Jaws to Titanic, screening on the banks of the Firth of Forth

Article by Jamie Dunn | 01 Jul 2021
  • EIFF: Film Fest on the Forth

We’re very much looking forward to the return of Edinburgh International Film Festival after the long-running event took a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of the main festival taking place in August, EIFF will be hosting a weekend of outdoor screenings at the Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry, on the banks of the Firth of Forth (31 Jul-1 Aug).

Titled Film Fest on the Forth, the weekend of screenings pairs family films with big-screen classics, many of which have an aquatic theme. For example, Saturday 31 July sees a double-bill featuring the classic Scottish comedy Whisky Galore!, Alexander Mackendrick's charmer about the inhabitants of a tiny Scottish island who overindulge in 'the water of life' when a cargo ship carrying whisky runs aground nearby, and Steven Spielberg’s big fish thriller, Jaws. The festival closes, meanwhile, with that waterlogged tragic romance Titanic. The full lineup is below.

Sat 31 Jul
Moana (2016) @ 11am
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) @ 2pm
Whisky Galore! (1949) @ 5pm
Jaws (1975) @ 7.30pm

Sun 1 Aug
Brave (2012) @ 11am
The Illusionist (2010) @ 1.30pm
Whale Rider (2002) @ 4pm
Titanic (1997) @ 6.30pm

Film Fest on the Forth runs 31 Jul-1 Aug. Tickets are free and available now at www.edfilmfest.org.uk