THE Edinburgh Film Festival has just got under way and is set to serve up a week of new theatrical delights, including documentaries, shorts, dramas and more.

Much of the festival releases will be available online after their initial showing so don't worry if you're unable to make it into the capital.

Below are some of the films you can expect to see in 2021.

Prince of Muck

The world premiere of this documentary by Dutch filmmaker Cindy Jansen takes a look at the life of eco-conscious farmer Lawrence MacEwen who stubbornly battles to preserve the Isle of Muck for the next generation. With his family, he has made a rural retreat – a far cry from the digital and rapid transformations the world has seen since the 1960s.

The Night House

Horror fans will look forward to director David Bruckner’s film set in New York State. It follows a woman living in an idyllic and isolated house by the lake as she searches for the reasons her husband took his own life, finding out secrets along the way.

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Ninjababy (Fallteknikk)

Artist Kristine Kujath Thorp plays a 23-year-old cartoonist who finds out she is pregnant but is too far in to get an abortion. So when an animated cartoon baby all of a sudden appears, she finds herself on a journey that just might help her make up her mind.

A Man Called Adam

Part of the Restored Classics strand at the festival, this 1966 musical features Sammy Davis Jr, Louis Armstrong, Ossie Davis, Cicely Tyson and Mel Torme. Davis Jr plays the titular self-destructive character, dealing with racism, alcoholism and poor health. Louis Armstrong joins the cast in the first major film produced by an African American.

Shorts: Visions

Visions asks where does the present moment end and our future begin? The viewer is taken on a journey to see through a variety of virtual lives. It starts in a high street hair salon, making its way through to the eyes of a science fiction author to imagine a world without the impacts of colonialism.

The Gig is Up

This cinematic essay by Canadian filmmaker Shannon Walsh exposes the gig economy that has powered the likes of Amazon and Uber. The documentary will explore the contrast between the ethos of Silicon Valley and the low wages and precarious work that has accompanied the global boom in digital services.

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The Man Who Sold His Skin

Oscar-nominated Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania takes her UK premiere to Scotland’s capital for a thought-provoking story about a Syrian migrant’s path to finding the love of his life in Europe. Sam’s body becomes a work of art exhibited in a museum but he realises he may have sold more than just his skin.

The Justice of Bunny King

A mother of two battles to reunite with her children after they were taken away by social services. Gaysorn Thavat directs presents this drama about a single mother who is aiming for a better future despite her past getting in the way. It’s the UK premiere of the film first shown at the Tribeca and Sydney Film Festivals.