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Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest

Welcome to Edinburgh’s first and only annual Documentary Film Festival!

Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest launched for the first time in 2018 bringing documentary and non-fiction storytelling to the heart of Edinburgh. With the vision to be more than a film festival, Edinburgh Docufest takes place in local venues of historical significance that can serve as a connecting platform between the audience and filmmakers.

Covering a wide range of observational and experimental documentaries, fresh student films and shorts addressing social and environmental issues, we hope that Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest will open new worlds and give new perspectives.

Drawing our energy from Edinburgh’s bustling atmosphere and long history in arts, our film Festival comes as a fresh addition to steer independent cinema and give voice to all.

The Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest is organised by HFP, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. Through our global series of film Festivals that spread over 13 countries, we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations. HF runs 25 film Festivals worldwide.