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Iain Smith

Edinburgh fest Chair steps down due to growing international commitments.

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...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (‘EIFF') announcethe departure of Ginnie Atkinson (MD)

Ginnie has been MD of the EIFF for 15 years and CEO of the Filmhouse for 5 years. Iain Smith, Chair of EIFF said "Ginnie has done a fantastic job over the last 15 years and has made a huge and significant contribution to the growth of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. She leaves us with our warmest best wishes for the future." Ginnie Atkinson said "I've had a fantastic experience at the EIFF over fifteen years. Edinburgh is a very special film festival and i...

Seamus McGarvey new Edinburgh Festival Patron

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that BAFTA and Oscar® nominated cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey, joins Sean Connery, Tilda Swinton and Robert Carlyle as a Festival Patron. McGarvey’s hugely varied career to date includes working with directors such as Oliver Stone, Stephen Daldry and Stephen Frears as well as lensing critically acclaimed films (ATONEMENT, THE HOURS) and box office hits (CHARLOTTE’S WEB). Most recently he has wrapped THE SOLOIST with Robert ...

NEWSLETTER N° 384: October 9, 2008

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Iain Smith is to be the new Chair of Edinburgh Festival

The internationally acclaimed producer Iain Smith is to be the new Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, it was announced today by EIFF Managing Director, Ginnie Atkinson. He will take over from John McCormick on 10 October. McCormick has been Chair since 1996 and has led the organisation through various periods of positive change culminating in the recent UK Film Council Film Festivals Strategy 3 year Lottery award of £1.8million.Smith, a Scot, was awarded an OBE in the 2008 Qu...

Bangkok International Film Festival busy red carpet

The world's celebrities and directors joined the Red Carpet Gala Premiere -'Queens of Langkasuka' at the Bangkok International Film Festival 2008 A number of leading Asian celebrities arrived for the red carpet, including Leon Lai, Lee Dong Wook, Michael Wong, Makoto, Robin Shou, Andrew Lau, Peter Chan, Ananda Everingham and HSH Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol MC, accompanied by cast members from 'King Naresuan'. Also, famous actor also a director, Jean-Claude Van Damme, accompanied by Cludia Bassol...

Hannah McGill new Artistic Director for Edinburgh Fest

HANNAH MCGILL NAMED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THEEDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the longest continually running film festival in the world, announced today that Hannah McGill has been named the Festival’s new Artistic Director, replacing Shane Danielsen who will step down as Artistic Director following the upcoming Festival after five years in the position. McGill will take up her post on September 1, 2006.The announcement was made by Fes...