Lifting the lid on the world's biggest fringe event, FESTIVAL is a hilarious behind the scenes tale of promiscuity, insecure egos, flat trashing and love in unexpected places. August in Edinburgh sees the grand, historic Scottish capital become home to over a million visitors as actors, directors, street performers and comedians, all desperate to make their names, and audiences hoping to spot the next big thing, converge for the world's largest arts festival. The film follows a host of aspiring artists whose lives intersect as they are swept away by festival fever. From the innocence of young dramatist FAITH, performing her debut one woman show, to MEREDITH, a wealthy housewife obsessed with the Canadian theatre group renting her New Town flat. From the controversial monologue performed by BROTHER MIKE in his very own church, through to the cut throat world of the fringe, where stand up comics TOMMY and NICKY engage in a shameless battle of the wits in a bid to win the coveted Comedy Award. Writer-director Annie Griffin has firmly established herself as one of the UK's most formidable comic talents following her BAFTA Award winning sitcom THE BOOK GROUP, and FESTIVAL is her much-anticipated feature film debut.