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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...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the full industry programme line-up

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the full industry programme line-up to take place over 9 days during the Festival. Key industry players will take part in discussions focusing on all areas of the filmmaking process, predominantly hosted at EIFF's new delegate centre venue at the Traverse Theatre. An additional In-Person onstage career interview was also announced with Academy Award® winning cinematographer Chris Menges. The strong presence of first feature fi...

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...

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...

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...

NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 81 000 film professionnals e...

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 ...

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...

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...

Scottish Government funding to create the largest cinema space in Scotland

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The stage is set for the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh to install new digital cinema facilities which will give it the capability to host major film premieres. It will also be able to screen 35 mm film, providing a flexible facility for showing a variety of film formats.   Installation of the new equipment will create Scotland's largest digital cinema and provide a 1,600 seat film venue with high quality front-of-house facilities.  Work will start immediately to ensur...

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

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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...

David Drummond joins BigPond® Adelaide Film Festival as General Manager

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BigPond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF) is delighted to announce respected Scottish film identity, David Drummond as its new General Manager. David comes to BAFF with over ten year's film festival experience with the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) where he worked within both the programming and administration departments. Amongst his many achievements was the co- production of the ‘Mirrorball' music and street culture strand which since its introduction toured extensi...

2010 Submissions Call

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The 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival is now open for submissions. There are three ways to submit:- Online through the EIFF website at www.edfilmfest.org.uk/submissions Download a form from the EIFF website and mail it to us Via Withoutabox at https://www.withoutabox.com/login/1360   The 64th EIFF will take place from 16 - 27 June 2010 in Edinburgh.  The Festival is internationally regarded as a focus for discovery, a celebration of cinema, a centre...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Award Winners announced

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the winners in the twelve competition categories for both feature and short films. The awards were presented by EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill, Deputy Artistic Director Diane Henderson and Patrons Sir Sean Connery and Seamus McGarvey on the closing day of the Festival at a public ceremony in Filmhouse. This year's winners are:Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by the UK Film CouncilMOON - Directed by Duncan ...

Juries and news from Edinburgh

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), announced 2009’s Michael Powell Jury in addition to the other five juries deliberating across the Festival’s awards. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT; PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Joining him on the Jury are journalist, broadcaster and author Janet Street-Porter; USA Today film critic Claudia Puig; Academy Award® Best Actor nominee and Broadway legend Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON; GOOD NIGHT AND GO...

Sean Connery and array of stars to attend Edinburgh

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) Managing Director Ginnie Atkinson and Artistic Director Hannah McGill, today announced some of the expected guests at this year’s Festival as well as the film line-up for the Festival’s free outdoor screenings, FILM FESTIVAL UNDER THE STARS, in association with Homecoming Scotland.Returning to Scotland in 2009 are expected guests including: Alan Cumming, Alfonso Cuarón, Andrea Arnold, Anthony Dod Mantle, Bill Forsyth, Brenda Blethyn, Darren Arono...

Edinburgh Festival introduces 2 new awards

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival Artistic Director Hannah McGill today announced the introduction of two new significant international awards; Best New International Feature Award and Best International Short Film at this year’s Festival, 17 – 28 June 2009.The Film Festival, now in its second year in June, has been long acclaimed for its discovery and recognition of outstanding British Film, awarding The Michael Powell Award to cinematic gems such as Control, Tsotsi and last years w...

Iain Smith is to be the new Chair of Edinburgh Festival

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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...

Robert Carlyle becomes Edinburgh Festival patron

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival today confirmed that actor Robert Carlyle has accepted the role of Festival Patron. Carlyle was invited by Sir Sean Connery to join him and Tilda Swinton, the Festival’s two other Patrons, at the close of this year’s successful EIFF.The announcement comes after the Festival concluded its box-office breaking 12 day run in the new calendar-slot of June. Commenting on the Festival’s new Patron, EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill said: “Robert Carl...

Trailblazers in association with Edinburgh Fest and Skillset

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In Cannes the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in association with Skillset announced 2008’s set of Trailblazers. These up-and-coming individuals have been selected from the EIFF programme and from the graduation shorts submitted by students of the Skillset Screen Academies. The intention of the Trailblazers showcase is to unite the work of the Skillset Screen Academies with that of EIFF. The scheme will honour their joint commitment to the generation, encouragement and promotion ...

Newsletter 321, June 28 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Los Angeles Film Festival Video Dailies from Lisa Murray LA Film Festival Eve...

Next Edinburgh Festival will move to june 2008

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The EIFF's move to June in 2008 has won the approval of leading figures in government, the film industry and beyond.The Edinburgh International Film Festival is to move to a June date in a bold move to grow its global creative reputation and widen its audience appeal. From 2008, the Festival will run from 18 to 29 June. For 60 years, the Festival has traditionally been held in August as part of the Edinburgh arts festivals' month - making it the world's longest continually running f...

Next 2008 Edinburgh Festival will move to june

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The EIFF's move to June in 2008 has won the approval of leading figures in government, the film industry and beyond.The Edinburgh International Film Festival is to move to a June date in a bold move to grow its global creative reputation and widen its audience appeal. From 2008, the Festival will run from 18 to 29 June. For 60 years, the Festival has traditionally been held in August as part of the Edinburgh arts festivals' month - making it the world's longest continually running film festival....

Julie Delpy’s “Two Days in Paris” Will Close The Edinburgh Festival

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the final programme details for the 61st edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty feature-length films from thirty one countries, including one hundred and one new features of which twenty five are world or international premieres and sixty eight are UK premieres. Highlights include Anton Corbijn’s “Control”...

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