Welcome to CineFringe

CineFringe is the film festival of the Edinburgh Fringe. Champions of independent short film. Run by volunteers. Completely free to enter!

  • 5
    years at the Fringe
  • 1500+
  • 50+
    diffrent countries
  • No.1
    film event at the world's largest arts festival

About the Festival

Every year in August, we build our own fringe cinema in the centre of Edinburgh to showcase our acclaimed shorts screenings and other events. CineFringe is of the sole torch bearers for film within a chaotic schedule of comedy, theatre, arts, dance and music. Our mission is to put film back into the Fringe and the ‘Fringe’ back into film!/

And the best part? Anyone with a short film can enter CineFringe entirely for free!/

Now in our 5th year, 2014 sees us pack more into the festival than ever before, with 4 days of screenings and events in our Fringe Cinema at Sweet Venues, Grassmarket.

2014 Programme

31st July - 3rd August

We are excited to announce that 2014 will see us bring a packed 4 day schedule of films and events to this year's festival, with screenings all day from 3pm from Thursday 31st July through to Sunday 3d August.

We'll be announcing our full screening listings on our programme page but you can buy a limited number of discount Day Passes right now - first come first served!


  • "A reeling success … CineFringe is a wonderful thing **** "- Broadway Baby
  • "Who needs the EIFF when there's CineFringe?"- Edinburgh Evening News
  • "Support this wonderful addition to the Fringe"- ThreeWeeks