Film Fest on the Forth reveals its 2020 programme
- Sofia Matias
- 5 March 2020
Edinburgh International Film Festival's weekend of free outdoor screenings features films for the entire family
Film Fest on the Forth is preparing to make a splash at the Port Edgar Marina this June with its newly announced programme of free outdoor film screenings. From aquatic-themed favourites to classic Scottish movies, the Edinburgh International Film Festival initiative is part of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters celebrations, as it overlooks the three iconic bridges of the Firth of Forth.
Sure to please film fans of all ages, the classic The BFG will grace the big screen at the Marina, featuring landscapes inspired by the Isle of Skye. Other child-friendly flicks in the programme include aquatic hits Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid, and Scottish tale Brave. Children of a previous generation might enjoy a re-watch of New Zealand's Whale Rider.
If you are looking for films taking place closer to home, Film Fest on the Forth has selected some great national titles. Whisky Galore! sees Scottish islanders attempting to claim cases of whisky off a stranded ship, while Local Hero follows a man representing an American oil company that wishes to buy an entire Scottish village. Other gems include Ring of Bright Water, The Illusionist and Dear Frankie.
Alongside the film screenings there will also be a spotlight on archival footage highlighting Scotland's coasts and waters, a short film created by Bankton Primary School pupils in celebration of the new Queensferry Crossing, a special presentation of Sound from the Edge of the World and much more.
Rod White, Director of Programming at EIFF said: 'It's a great pleasure to present an amazing programme of films that we believe will bring audiences together in celebrating Scotland's magnificent coasts and waters. From well-loved classics to slightly lesser known treasures and rarely seen footage of Scotland, each one of these films is a joy to behold, and to see them on a big screen by the water with the three iconic bridges in the background will be a very special experience indeed. And all for free! We are delighted to be working with our friends at Port Edgar Marina to bring our special event to South Queensferry, and look forward to seeing everyone in June.'
Film Fest on the Forth, Port Edgar Marina, Sat 6–Sun 7 Jun, free, 10am. Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.