The Edinburgh TV Festival brought to you by YouTube and Screen Scotland, will return to an in-person event in 2022, held in the Scottish capital across three days this summer. Having successfully pivoted to a digital event in 2020-2021, organisers are pleased to announce the Festival will return to its home at the EICC in Edinburgh between 24-26 August. Passes for this year’s Festival will go on sale at the end of this month.
“We’re thrilled to be back in the city we love to bring the whole TV industry together for a much-needed and well-deserved celebration. The past two years have raised vital issues which we will continue to address at 2022’s Festival as well as showcasing the very best of the global TV landscape. We can’t wait to see you all there.”Campbell Glennie, Managing Director, The Edinburgh TV Festival
The 2021 Festival was one of the most successful in its 46-year history with speakers including Billy Connolly, Greta Thunberg, Tan France, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steve Coogan, London Hughes, the cast of We Are LadyParts, Spotlight On… sessions featuring the major decision makers from UK and international broadcasters and global streamers, and a blistering MacTaggart Lecture from highly acclaimed dramatist and playwright, Jack Thorne.
News on this year’s speakers, sessions and the new advisory chair will be announced in due course.
There will also be a number of in-person and live streamed sessions related to topical issues, hosted in the months leading up to the Festival including a special ‘BBC at a Crossroads’ session on Thursday 10 February at 9.30am hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, discussing the future of the BBC and the Licence Fee.
“We can confirm the Festival will take place on 24-26 August so save the dates and register for our pre-sale to be first in line for a strictly limited number of our best value passes and to be the first to hear announcements”Campbell Glennie