Port Edgar in South Queensferry to Host Free Outdoor Film Screening Weekend

Submitted by edg on Wed, 13 Nov '19 5.45pm
Port Edgar Marina at night
Mo Thomson

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will be holding a weekend of free outdoor screenings at Port Edgar Marina in South Queensferry next year.

Film Fest on the Forth will include films with “aquatic themes, archival gems and classic Scottish cinema” on 6th and 7th June 2020. 

The free cinematic weekend marks Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters in 2020, with the watery theme running through the main EIFF programme when it starts later in the month.

One such initiative is through EIFF Youth, the film festival's strand for young people. It will be running a filmmaking project on the coast with pupils from Preston Lodge High School, Prestonpans – with the short film to be screened at the Festival in 2020.

This year’s EIFF programme is expected to have more of an environmental focus, looking at how the screen industry can take action on environmental sustainability and adopt best practice to help address the global climate emergency.

Russell Aitken, managing director of Port Edgar Marina: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with EIFF in hosting this special open-air screening as part of Scotland’s forthcoming Year of Coasts & Waters 2020 and look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors from across Scotland and beyond.  The location of the marina provides the most stunning views of the three Forth Bridges and the event will be open to all ages … dogs are also welcome!”

This year's Edinburgh International Film Festival runs 17th to 28th June.