Scottish Girl Band Documentary to Close EIFF 2024

Submitted by edg on Thu, 4 Jul '24 8.08pm
Scots girl band Lung Leg - still from "Since Yesterday" doc

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will close with the World Premiere of Carla J. Easton and Blair Young’s new music documentary Since Yesterday: The Untold Story Of Scotland's Girl Bands.

The documentary tracks the history of Scottish girl bands from the 1960s to the present, exploring the bands, cliques, movements, and challenges that emerged over the decades.

“Since the moment we saw this spiky, fun and eye-opening film we knew it had to be a major part of our festival," said EIFF Director, Paul Ridd. 

"Here is a fantastically fresh and engaging documentary about Scottish artists, Scottish art and the challenges faced by Scottish women in a male-dominated industry and sexist world." 

Co-founder and host of Girls On Film, Anna Smith, who have partnered with the EIFF for the screening said: “At Girls On Film, we believe that documenting women’s contributions to history can change the future."

"It’s an entertaining, enlightening film that celebrates sisterhood and collaboration while pushing for progress - right up our street! I can’t wait to share this with the audience on Closing Night.”

Since Yesterday is co-directed by musician Carla J. Easton (shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year and member of all girl band TeenCanteen) and Scottish director Blair Young. The film is produced by producer/filmmaker Miranda Stern (Scottish Documentary Institute’s New Voices 2020) and production company Forest of Black.

Girls On Film will co-present the World Premiere of the film at the Edinburgh film festival on 21 August at the Cameo Cinema.

The full EIFF programme will launch on Wednesday 10 July at 5pm, with tickets going on sale on Thursday 11 July at 12 noon.