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Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon opened the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival

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  Director William Friedkin and actress Gina Gershon took to the red carpet at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last night for the UK Premiere of KILLER JOE which opened the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Arriving in AF Noble Subaru cars, in attendance with the filmmakers were EIFF guests including Jim Broadbent (Chair Michael Powell Jury), Elliott Gould (Chair International Jury), Edith Bowman (Juror), Kate Dickie (actor), Steven McCole (Actor), Paul McCole (Actor), Craig Hil...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) line up revealed

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced details of his inaugural programme for the 66th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 20 June to 1 July, will host nineteen World premieres and thirteen International premieres. The Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty-one new features from fifty-two countries, including eleven European premieres and seventy-six UK...

KILLER JOE to open The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that William Friedkin’s shockingly cool and blackly comic noir thriller KILLER JOE will be the Opening Gala at the 66th edition of the Festival on Wednesday, 20 June. The EIFF runs from 20 June to 1 July 2012.   Released in the UK by Entertainment One UK, KILLER JOE is directed by William Friedkin (THE FRENCH CONNECTION; THE EXORCIST) and stars Matthew McConaughey,    Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon a...

Edinburgh to offer retrospective of Japanese director Shinji Somai

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is pleased to present a Retrospective of Japanese director Shinji Somai’s work as part of the 2012 programme. Greatly admired in Japan, Somai is only beginning to receive international recognition, as is highlighted by the fact that many of Somai’s films will have their first UK screening at the EIFF, and several will be European premieres. The EIFF runs from 20 June to 1 July 2012.The films of Shinji Somai (1948-2001) are a constant source o...

East End Film Festival EEFF2012 : Shorts Programmers Announced

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  God View | UK | Billy Lumby | 7 min  Best Short Film EEFF2011   The jury for the 11th East End Film Festival is almost complete and we have already have lined-up a 9 member committee of guest programmers dedicated exclusively to our shorts submissions. Film professionals Rebecca Davies (Film4), Eftihia Stefanidi (Future Shorts), Matt Strachan (Filmmaker), Rebecca Brand (WFTV), Laura Kloss (Curzon), Kieran Lavery (PRS for Music), Jenna Blencowe (Curator) will be joined by...

Edinburgh International Film Festival announces 2nd Talent Lab

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TALENT LAB RETURNS TO EIFF AS DELEGATES DISCOVER THE TRAVERSEEdinburgh International Film Festival today announced the second year of their Talent Lab. Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and by Creative Scotland, the Lab offers up-and-coming filmmakers a fantastic opportunity to learn from the world’s key film industry players.Drawing on the Festival’s successful track record in talent development, the four day programme will lead emerging Scottish an...

Do International Film Festivals Need More Recognition?

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You may have heard of prestigious film festivals such as Cannes and BFI London. But with the launch of Sundance London next year, Charlie Derry investigates into whether lesser known festivals are in need of more recognition, and how organisers plan to deal with this competition. There are thousands of international film festivals worldwide, with the world’s oldest continually running festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, currently going into its 66th year. But what abo...

2012 Submissions Cal...

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Have you recently completed a feature film or short? Want to see your film on the big screen? Well this is your big chance… The Edinburgh International Film Festival is proud to announce that Submissions are now open for the 2012 Festival. There are three easy ways to submit your film: through the EIFF website, using Withoutabox.com, or by downloading and completing the EIFF Submission Form. Just pick the one that suits you best.This year we have three deadlines with three different fee brac...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival remains in June

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that the longest continually running film festival in the world will remain in June. In 2012 the 66th edition, which will run between 20 June and 1 July, will also see the return of the coveted Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film. The announcement was made jointly by Ken Hay, acting CEO, Centre for the Moving Image and Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Festival moved ...

TWO EYES STARING on Fantastic Zagreb!

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  photo still from film TWO EYES STARING (2010) The film opened the first annual Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival on July 02, 2011. The film is Dutch and already has a remake option in place by actress Charlize Theron. Read Hollywood Reporter clip below:   22 September 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | HollywoodReporter.com | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news » London -- Oscar winner Charlize Theron has proffered a Dutch wink to remake rights to writer/director Elbe...

Edinburgh festival kicks off this weeks with new vi

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The EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this week, 15 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/ There’s a lot happening across the 12 days of the Festival, but we wanted to pick out a few highlights and events (some of which are connected with our partners and fellow travellers):• Nokia Short Weekender23 – 26 Junehttp://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films?src=strandlink§ion=Nokia%2BShorts%2BWeekenderA selection of international shorts including drama, animation and documentary, incl...

A Fitting Tribute

Director: Daniel Cormack.
Black comedy. Hardened-pro news reporter Tammy initiates the novice reporter Niall into the art of the 'death-knock' - knocking on the doors of the recently bereaved to get a news story.
Niall's lack of success has put his job under threat and Tammy has been detailed to improve his hit rate. When Niall death-knocks Mrs Wright he finds not the grieving, hostile mother he expected but a warm welcome, good food and a comfortable bed, but what's really going on and what are Mrs Wright's true motives?

Amelia and Michael

Director: Daniel Cormack.
A married couple appear to have all the trappings of wealth, success and happiness, but both Amelia and Michael have secrets from each other. Michael drops off Amelia for lunch, but once the car is out of sight, Amelia removes her wedding ring and travels to an alternative destination. Michael, however, appears the perfect husband, organising a romantic dinner. But things are not always as they first appear. Amelia goes again to her secret destination: a hospital, where she is visiting a Lover who has been paralysed in a motorbike accident. Michael’s dinner is with a Call-Girl. After she has left his hotel room, he tries to sleep but can’t and is disturbed by a phone call from his work colleague Francis who has discovered his whereabouts. Amelia uncovers evidence of Michael’s duplicity, but before she can act, the phone rings. She rushes to the hospital, but arrives to find her Lover has already died. Amelia returns to find Michael in the kitchen, who mistakenly assumes his infidelity is the cause of Amelia’s distress. He tries to explain but she silences him. Amelia and Michael sit in the car in silence. A motorbike stops next to them; an incidental detail of the opening scene which now acquires a poignant and arresting meaning - representing the lost vitality of youth and love. AMELIA AND MICHAEL addresses the discrete, multi-faceted and often contradictory personas people present to each other and asks whether it is possible to truly know another person or even yourself.

Tim Roth – special guest at Off Plus Camera

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Tim Roth, the star of “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction”, will receive in Kraków at the Off Plus Camera the “Against the Current” award. In the series of special screenings, you will be able to watch directed by him “The War Zone”. We have prepared much more on the occasion of the famous Brit's visit. Tim Roth, who gained international fame through Quentin Tarantino's productions (“Reservoir Dogs”, Pulp Fiction”, “Four Rooms”), will be a special guest at th...

Berlin Buzz 4

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  FULL IMMERSION INGMAR BERGMAN The subject of the Berlinale Retrospective this year is legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The Festival is presenting more than 60 of his taboo-breaking films, including such classics as SUMMER WITH MONICA, THE SEVENTH SEAL, THE VIRGIN SPRING, WINTER LIGHT, PERSONA, HOUR OF THE WOLF, CRIES AND WHISPERS, AUTUMN SONATA, FANNY AND ALEXANDER and his final film SARABAND. Three of Bergman's actress collaborators have also been in town to introduc...

Radical transformation ahead for Edinburgh Festival

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Gavin Miller, CEO Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) announced today a radical new approach to the image and structure of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in its 65th year has hired James Mullighan to produce the ambitious transformation of next year's Festival, the blueprint of which has been shaped by Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton and a wider artistic team to be announced.   Moving away from the traditional concept of Film Festivals, the blueprint that Cousins has develo...

Edinburgh fest Chair steps down due to growing international commitments.

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It was announced today that EIFF Chair Iain Smith has made the decision to leave the board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Smith joined the board in 2007 and took the leading position of Chair in 2008. He has been instrumental in guiding the film festival during a growth period following the UK Film Council’s investment in 2008. He has played a crucial role in shaping the Festival; bringing technology and digital initiatives to the forefront.Iain Smith said: “My growing commit...

London Film Festival program launch

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The programme for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. A particularly strong feature this year is the selection of British films including the previously announced Opening and Closing Night Galas. Over 16 days the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, ma...

Senior management appointments for the Centre for the Moving Image

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Senior management appointments for the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) were announced today in Edinburgh by Leslie Hills, Chair, CMI Board. Gavin Miller is appointed in the position of CEO and Graham Wallace as COO at the newly formed CMI with immediate effect. Centre for the Moving Image has been created as the new parent body incorporating the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Edinburgh Filmhouse to provide a national focus for curatorial, research and educational resources for the ...

NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 79 000 film professionnals ev...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards

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  The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced the winners in the six competition categories for feature films at an Awards Ceremony prior to the Closing Gala of the world premiere of THIRD STAR. The awards were presented by EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill and Patrons Tilda Swinton and Seamus McGarvey on the penultimate day of the Festival at Cineworld. This year's winners are:   The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by t...

Michael Powell Jury President at Edinburgh

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), announced 2010’s Michael Powell Jury in addition to the other six juries deliberating across the Festival’s awards. Previously announced President of the Michael Powell Jury, acclaimed and beloved actor Sir Patrick Stewart (X MEN; STAR TREK) will be joined by former Bond girl Britt Ekland (THE WICKER MAN), director Mike Hodges (CROUPIER; GET CARTER); New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s senior film curator Laurence Kardish and Iranian ...

Edinburgh International Film Festival line up

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  At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the full programme details for the 64th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 16 - 27 June, will host twenty-two World premieres, and twelve International premieres. The Closing Night Gala will be the World premiere of THIRD STAR, a British tragi-comic buddy film by newcomer Hattie Dalton, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (FOUR...

Toy Story 3 (3) to Edinburgh

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  The Edinburgh International Film Festival and The Walt Disney Company are delighted to announce today that Disney / Pixar's TOY STORY 3 will have a Special 3D Gala screening at this year's Festival on Saturday 19 June.  The audience in Edinburgh will be the first in the UK to see TOY STORY 3 in 3D after its opening in the United States the previous day.   Attending the red carpet at Cineworld Edinburgh to greet audiences will be the film's exuberant rough-and-tumble cowgi...

NEWSLETTER N° 460: April 8, 2010

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