Earlier this afternoon, Public Health England (PHE) issued an update on Covid-19, referencing a number of countries and areas which have implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK.

In light of this guidance, which is updated daily, it is clear that it will be impractical for invited filmmakers from Iran to attend the Festival. As such, post-screening Q&As with them will be replaced wherever possible by video messages from the filmmakers. Q&As with filmmakers based in the UK and Europe will remain unchanged and take place as planned. As always, audience members are welcome and encouraged to carry on conversations about the films and Iran with us in the café bar afterwards.

Post-screening details for the Festival’s film season have been updated accordingly across both the Filmhouse website, as well as on this website.

For the latest information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the UK government website. For a comprehensive list of resources and guidance for use in Scotland, please visit Health Protection Scotland.

The Edinburgh Iranian Festival and Filmhouse Cinema thank you for your understanding and patience.