Now in its 8th consecutive season, Nightpiece continues to platform exciting filmmakers from across the globe.
A theatrical film about the impact of the pandemic through the eyes of clowns.
Like Fresh Skin.
I am not a hologram, I’m a beating heart.
A hell of a lot can happen in the time you await the results of a pregnancy test.
Ludala, meaning ‘happiness’, is three short films fusing dance, poetry and good vibes.
King Richard the Lionheart is dead.
Distance Remaining: ‘three tremendous performances’ **** (Scotsman).
Taiwan Season: Tjimur Dance Theatre.
Three short films inspired by feeling, converted into text and birthed through movement.
An hour-long selection of short films, many from the experimental days of film in the early 1900s, set to original scores by the Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
I, Anatolia is an adaptation of the Turkish play Ben Anadolu by Güngör Dilmen, translated by Talat S Halman.
Recovering Misogynist is a magical realist #MeToo story by Rachel Mariner (Bill Clinton Hercules).
Battleship Potemkin is a classic 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein.
In 2019, after four years of their hit Stevie Wonder show, the eight-piece Edinburgh superband tackled their next legendary artist and sold-out every show.
Georges Méliès is often described as the inventor of cinema.
Legendary singer-songwriter Donovan performs an acoustic set in this very special event showcasing the documentary film Donovan and The Beatles in India.
In equal parts, a piano recital, a one-man play and a surrealist film, amalgamated into a unique theatrical experience.
Hosted by director Al Carretta and now in its sixth year, if you love independent film, then Nightpiece is the event to attend.
How do you climb a tree without worrying about the fall? Why do you dream up the monsters in the shadows? Kirsty Law’s Young Night Thought binds Scots folklore, song, film, artwork…
Inferno, Kid is a coming-of-age story on a path strewn with violence and vanquished hope.
Screening the best quick-fire sketches and shorts by the next big undiscovered talents.
Dreamgun: Film Reads are back at the Fringe and ready to ruin your childhood! At a time when podcasts are very on trend and live recordings are foisted upon an unsuspecting public …
After four years of their sell-out Stevie Wonder show, the eight-piece Edinburgh superband tackles their next legendary artist.
Returning by popular demand for its fourth year. As technical adviser on the film, Tom gives a rare insight into the making of the 1981 Oscar-winning picture.
Venture into a magic land of epicness with this film music concert.
Guitarist Graeme Stephen performs his new score to a screening of the classic silent film Nosferatu with his trio.
Anti-comedy legend Ed Aczel and beloved nuisance Joz Norris unite onstage for the first time, launching light entertainment’s newest double act.
Set to an 80s soundtrack, this video installation looks back at the years 1979-1989 and marks the 40th and 30th anniversaries of some of the most important events in national and g…
Musical inventors S!nk designed the Pianodrome – an amphitheatre made from upcycled pianos – as a dream performance space.
Returning for its 14th season, C’s critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.
Since 2014 we’ve platformed over 200 films giving premieres to shorts that have gone onto much bigger things in festivals across the world.
Open the window, take a breath – outside it’s grey.
Glasgow’s Chris Thorburn is back with his least personal hour yet! It’s a comedy show all about films.
We’re hosting drop-in screenings of Festival in Edinburgh (1955) and Edinburgh on Parade (1970).
The world premiere of a multi-media collaboration that combines live music from the Melomaniacs trio with film by the Scottish filmmaker Lee Archer, photographs taken by the New Yo…
Cock, cock… Who’s there? is a multimedia, autobiographical documentary-cum-social experiment all about writer-performer Samira Elagoz’s relationship with men after being rape…
Free, guided short film walk with site-specific outdoor screenings.
Alfred Hitchock’s classic 1927 horror film with live music performed by Gladstone’s Bag: a six-piece ensemble of piano, two violins, flute, clarinet and trumpet and also featuring …
A woman stands downstage right, a spotlight illuminating her from one side.
Tom McNab, technical adviser on the Oscar award-winning Chariots of Fire, gives an account of how the film was made.
The Italian horror soundtrack maestro Claudio Simonetti and his band Goblin perform their classic 1977 score live to a screening of the famous Dario Argento film Suspiria (celebrat…
Italian Horror legends GOBLIN are coming to the UK to perform 6 very special shows in London and Edinburgh as part of their 40th Anniversary Celebrations.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants.
The most entertaining film of the year is swinging onto the Fringe.
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s classic album Wish You Were Here, this new full-dome music and light show interprets the acclaimed rock album through mesmerising HD graphics.
Inspired by the music of Pink Floyd’s album The Wall. Travel back in time to 1979 with this progressive rock album enhanced with spectacular wrap-around immersive dome visuals.
Inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, this dome spectacular features the 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon in explosive surround sound.
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Returning for its 13th season, C’s critically-acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.
Direct from a standing room only season at Edinburgh Fringe last year, and a critically acclaimed tour of Australia this, the world's premier nerd-culture double-act, The Just Us …
Support indie film! Now entering its fourth year and including the premiere of event director Al Carretta’s 10th indie feature Precious Little Things, we present a curated selectio…
The Sleeping Trees feel like the love child of Police Cops and Max and Ivan: high-paced, energetic character comedy with inventive visual effects and impressive teamwork.
Folk traditions meet orchestral grandeur in this audio-visual spectacular.
According to Isaac Newton’s theory, colours don’t exist; they are instead reflections of substances, vulnerable to our own perception.
Tess Said So perform their new and original live film score to F.
If you want a break from the theatre and live performances, if you want to try a calmer, different kind of show, this late-night screening of The Cabinet of Dr.
The legendary evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk is brought magnificently to screen by Christopher Nolan in this epic, star-studded war drama.
Journey through fairy tale lands.
An escaped POW’s battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and son wait for news in England.
Tom McNab, using a rich range of film, provides a vivid account of Leni’s life as dancer, actress, director and stills photographer.
Returning this year by popular demand! As technical adviser on the film, Tom gives a rare insight into the making of the 1981 Oscar-winning picture.
Last Fringe 1,444 people read the entire Chilcot Report in a garden shed next to a double-decker bus.
Discover this award-winning triptych video installation in the tranquil beauty of Greyfriars Kirk – a haven in the festival city.
Back in the 1960s there were seven of these mobile cinemas made for the Ministry of Technology.
This brilliant show returns to Edinburgh.
How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? The Jeremy Kyle show? For Aidan and his dad, it was films.
Sit back and relax for a cinematic treat! Double Dome Nights is showing a combination of two films from Dynamic Earth’s spectacular bank of out of this world 360-degree immersive…
Almost 50 years after George Romero launched the zombie film genre on a shoestring budget, Night of the Living Dead holds a dear spot in the hearts of horror film fans.
Hope can be found, even in the darkest days of our lives.
Returning for its 12th season, this critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.
Film and comedy lovers alike will appreciate this increasingly
popular show, led by an impressive group of comedians that changes every performance,
along with the film they choo…
Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like.
Skyfall, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Ghost, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Beauty and the Beast, Notting Hill, 50 Shades Darker and Beetleju…
From behind the comic shop counter, Rob Deb will regale all you fanboys and girls about all that is Marvel from his stall.
An escaped POW’s battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son wait for news in England.
Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet.
Exhibition and public screening of digital stories created by children and young people with family members or loved ones in prison.
Art projections, feature films, documentaries and accompanying talks including film-makers exploring the experiences of refugees.
Idle Eye (spoken word/comedy) and Jenny Vegas (comedy) welcome you to ‘Broken Biscuits’, a four-act variety event comprising the very best of spoken word, music, character comedy, …
‘Balancing Acts’ invites you to share in intimate stories of struggle, strength and resistance.
Cinema screening of live performance.
We encounter the Workcenter’s deepening of an exploration of the human being in action, as Mr Richards guides us through the phases of the Workcenter’s performing arts research…
Like independent film? Support Nightpiece.
Multi award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen has built a reputation of creating innovative and original scores to silent films.
Son’s of Scotland! I am William Wallace.
Carla Pollastrelli will carry the public through an outline of Jerzy Grotowski’s creative biography with a specific focus on the theatrical phase he carried out between 1959 and …
In this encounter, Carla Pollastrelli, co-director of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro from 1993 to 2012, will introduce and present the video documentation of Akropolis, an outstanding…
Cinema screening of film.
For those of you not yet converted, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, full-screen technicolor, with subtitles – s…
For those who couldn’t get down to London to watch the brilliant Tom Hiddleston boast a magnificent Coriolanus at the National Theatre, the Fringe is hosting the next best thing …
Cinema screening with live elements.
In 1923, Marlene Dietrich made the transition from stage to cinema through a bit part in German silent comedy The Little Napoleon.
‘Stephen’s far-reaching guitarist-composer’s voice, now vast and scary, now dreamily delicate, now devilishly catchy, that’s making this strain of his output so enthralling…
What do Frank-N-Furter, Mary Poppins and Mr G have in common? They’ve all given fans the chance to perform the iconic songs from their shows in singalong theatre events! The Mr G S…
The Lady Vanishes is one of those shows that doesn’t fit into simple categories.
The Terrestrial Sea highlights the ever-changing environments of Cromarty Firth through music and film.
Fife Youth Arts is proud to showcase films made by young people from across the country.
Chaotic, alcohol-fuelled and very funny indeed.
Travel across time from mod to rave to disco with Calling All Parties in a vivacious interactive theatrical and film experience.
Two late night showings of Murnau’s classic 1922 German expressionist film Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror, with live music provided by the ensemble Gladstone’s Bag.
The European premiere of the official documentary film on Neil Gaiman, one of the world’s most beloved storytellers (Sandman, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, Neverwhere, Dr Wh…
The film invites the audience on a journey to the cold, bare Hungarian woods where you could meet a young girl searching the unknown and the non-existent, and fighting the invisibl…
The Fair Weather Felon is a short crime drama about a young thief named Jim who one night breaks into a house before getting caught by a girl named Lisa.
EIFF Short Film Challenge is a free celebration of new and emerging filmmakers from across Scotland through a screening of short films made especially for this competition.
Take a trip through vivid 3D graphic environments that pulsate to the rhythm of high energy music.
Our favourite comedians present their favourite films.
The film chronicles the rich and tragic history of the Crimean Tatar people from ancient times to the aftermath of the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea.
Returning for its 12th season, the critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day.
Mamoru Iriguchi performs live, rigged up with a screen
around his face and a projector above his head.
Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed his unique mix of hip hop, jazz, African, reggae and other genres as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, su…
Rob Deb and Patrick Casey bring you an hour of thrill-powered stand-up comedy.
Discover forgotten WW1 stories of Sussex’s Edwardian film and entertainment personalities who were the real life inspiration for ‘Oh! What A Lovely War’ and who were behind the cam…
Join the Know My Neighbour campaign for a week of free activities and performances to encourage neighbourliness in our city! Come and be entertained, connect with others and all wh…
This a short documentary film that raises awareness of mental health problems in today’s society with the subsequent intention of reducing the stigma associated with this ‘cond…
Gus Watcham hurries onto the stage as Kathy, looking
frazzled, determined and slightly deranged.
This tense and atmospheric silent feature was directed by Anthony Asquith in 1929.
Premiere of the multimedia show ‘Soundscape’, featuring stunning visual projections with soundtrack of their hauntingly beautiful cinematic score.
Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk.
Award-winning short films from the internationally acclaimed ‘Iris Prize Film Festival’: a collection of the winners and runners-up from the 2015 prize.
London-based comedian Paul Laight and guests deliver a free hour of jokes, puns, observations and a song or two about the horrors of everyday life.
Brighton’s rich cinema history rediscovered on this acclaimed 90 minute tour.
A powerful and evocative mixed media performance performed by Ribbon Road with songs by songwriter Brenda Heslop, and a film by Keith Pattison.
Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece.
It’s hard to find a better word to describe Aiden Goatley’s comedy than sweet-natured.
Through a series of surreal, nostalgic and captivating scenarios, the piece draws on personal experiences of the artist Sarah Vaughan-Jones in order to investigate how we measure a…
C’s Fringe Film Festival is a smorgasbord of productions shuffled neatly into one come-and-go styled theatre.
The low peal of a jazz trumpet.
Inspired by a sea voyage around Scotland’s west coast, retracting a route sailed by author Neil Gunn in 1937, award-winning musician/composer Mike Vass’s captivating new work integ…
No amount of advance research can prepare you for Comedians’ Cinema Club.
Multi award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen presents his new score to accompany a screening of the classic Buster Keaton film The Navigator.
Simon Munnery believes that the camera should be used more in live performance, and the result is the fantastical world of his Fylm School.
EIFF Short Film Challenge is back for its second year! We will be screening the 10 best short films from around Scotland submitted to us by up-and-coming filmmakers.
Free morning films for the whole family.
A solid production of Rent that will entertain you for an evening but won’t remain with you.
Sometimes circumstances conspire to flummox a band’s gigging intentions: NeWt’s trombonist’s lip was injured and swollen, such that “I can’t play some of the notes the tunes need!”…
I was the only one watching this show, and what a mistake the hordes of people outside on Victoria Street made.
Outdoor cinema returns to the Fringe with a season of classic films in the iconic Old College Quad.
Bring your plastic spoons and enjoy a Sunday night screening of the cult phenomenon that is The Room.
Sheffield’s greatest entrepreneur invites you to take a look at his life so far, and a tantalising glimpse of the successes to come with the help of some very special guests.
Short Com returns to Edinburgh with a brand new programme of films.
The troubled comedian returns to the festival for the third year running (Cheese and Crack Whores, 2013; Breaking Gadd, 2014) having received rave reviews, sell-out crowds, critica…
Take a trip through vivid 3D graphic environments that pulsate to the rhythm of high-energy music.
A light broadcasts from Mars. At first it falters, is interfered with, then it becomes clear. It is The Boy with Green Hair, anti-war. A short film.
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