Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

The preparations for the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival are currently underway. In its sixth year, the EMFF is set to be even bigger with brand new mountain film screenings, lectures by esteemed world class climbers and, as has become tradition, a world class party. The EMFF is set for 17th to 19th October 2008.

The city of festivals has come up trumps again with its momentous film event, the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (EMFF). The sixth mountain film festival to hit the Scottish capital is set to be even more of an attraction than ever. Taking part during October, entrants for the best film categories start to roll in during the early part of the year.


Film makers, cinema goers and mountain climbing and sports enthusiasts enjoy the festival for its celebration of all kinds of mountain activity and lifestyle. Films entered and appearing at the festival are required to fall into one category or the other; documentary or fictional. Ideally, film entries are hoped to highlight the spirit, adventure and nature of mountains. It is not essential to invest a huge budget into film making either. Top features usually fall upon big mountain climbing and deep water soloing as well as snow blading, BASE jumping, snowboarding, surfing, kayaking, skiing, mountain biking and more. All films entered should have a thirty minute or more duration and all that are chosen for showing are automatically entered into the Best Film Award.


In conjunction with the film festival is the annual EMFF Photography Competition. The categories for 2008 are either ‘A Winter Adventure’ or ‘Pushing the Limits’.

Entries are invited now.