It may be just over the border but this will be our debut international festival and we’re determined to make

it a memorable one, famed for it’s world-class arts, culture & whisky we thought we’d fit right in!




We’re super excited to be heading to Edinburgh, a city we love and an arts scene we massively admire. We’re looking forward to bringing an eclectic selection of the worlds best films with us, as well as our usual party spirit. We hope you can join us for some screenings in the amazing Cameo Picture House Cinema, or out on the town afterwards…

The Edinburgh Film Festival is truly a celebration of film, created and curated with the filmmakers in mind. Our festival is about more than just watching films, and we strive to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees to enjoy and discuss between screening blocks in comfortable and relaxed environments.



Our Edinburgh festival is hosted at the illustrious Cameo Picture House Cinema. Quentin Tarantino once named it among his favourite cinemas, and the lengthy list of movie premieres and famous faces in attendance from over the years is pretty damn impressive.

We’re taking over screen 3 for the weekend, so we’ll have the usual top quality cinema projection and roughly 60 seats at our disposal. It’s not that many, so grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Our 2019 Festival Jury

Jim Ross

Managing Editor of TAKE ONE Magazine

Jim is the Managing Editor and co-founder of TAKE ONE Magazine (, which covers festival and independent cinema year-round across the world. He has served on the Cambridge Film Festival submissions panel for short and feature films since 2011 and is a former Deputy Director of Cambridge African Film Festival. Beyond TAKE ONE he has written about film for a number of publications and websites including Film Inquiry, Vague Visages and Little White Lies. He hosted a fortnightly radio show on Cambridge 105FM from 2011-2013 and is currently a reviewer on Cinetopia on EH-FM in Edinburgh.

Noé Mendelle

Director Scottish Documentary Institute

Noe has worked in film & TV for over thirty years as a Director and a Producer. She
set up Scottish Documentary Institute in 2004 and since then has devised several
award-winning talent initiatives, including Bridging the Gap, BtG+, This is Scotland,
Stories and The Edinburgh Pitch. She is a research professor at Edinburgh College
of Art where she supervises PhD by practice in Documentary Film.

An active member of IPS (Independent Producer Scotland), she is very ambitious for
Scottish talent to play a creative key role on the international documentary scene
both as makers and facilitators. She exec produces most films going through SDI
(Seven Songs for a Long Life, Norfolk, I Am Breathing, Future My Love, New Ten
Commandments) working with a wide range of emerging and established talent. She
has served on juries and panels at festivals round the globe as well as running
documentary workshops especially in Africa and Middle East. She is currently
working on a film in the Bijagos.

Susan Kemp

Programme Director of the MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation at the University of Edinburgh

Susan Kemp is an experienced documentary filmmaker, TV producer, festival programmer and teacher who is Programme Director of the MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the University in 2010 she was a producer/director at the BBC where she directed and produced documentaries on a wide range of subjects. She researched and later produced the BBC One series Film 99 - Film 2002 with Jonathan Ross, she made programmes about film for BBC Four, including a 60-minute documentary on Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf, and a weekly series on world cinema. Her most recent work is a documentary about the women who matriculated in 1869 to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh and were the first women admitted into a University in the UK (recently awarded honorary degrees by the UoE medical school in 2019). Prior to that, she made a feature documentary funded as part of the AHRC project Who Is Watching Who about the creative process of translating research into a piece of theatre, and also a feature documentary about the late filmmaker Antonia Bird, commissioned by the BBC and Creative Scotland. The film screened on BBC Four in May 2016 and launched retrospectives at the BFI Southbank, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Manchester Home.



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