Cameo Picturehouse

2020 edition


Due to the current global situation, we have postponed our festival date to 2021. We will continuously update our social media and website for more information. See you soon!

Submissions for our 2021 edition are now open!

Stay tuned for all the info and updates...!







Close:Up is a worldwide network of film festivals celebrating and supporting independent filmmaking.

It was founded by HF Productions, a young and international collective of filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first festivals were organised by independent filmmakers yearning for a stronger and more productive sense of community within the industry.

Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest creates an open space for creative documentary and non-fiction storytelling, a platform for filmmakers from all around the world to showcase their engaging works, and a venue for creators and audiences to connect. We're looking for the most exciting and innovative non-fiction storytelling in different categories, films that challenge and inspire audiences. Our festival is more than just a screening space - it is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to bridge the gap between audiences and film creators. 

Cameo Picturehouse is one of the oldest cinemas in Scotland still in operation, located in central Edinburgh. Many film legends have visited the cinema through the years, from Orson Welles, Cary Grant, Sean Connery to Quentin Tarantino.

The capital city of Scotland is no stranger to the arts. Home to the world's longest continually-running film festival, as well as to the largest arts festival in the world (don’t miss out on the Fringe every August!), Edinburgh continues to host cultural events and radical art throughout the year, while, at the same time, acting as the perfect gateway to the rest of Scotland.

"Really clear and friendly communication and a brilliant selection of films. Good crowd and enthusiastic audience.
Looking forward to next year!"


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