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We are pleased to announce that submissions for the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival are now open. The longest continually running film festival in the world, EIFF is now preparing its 67th edition. Over the years, the Festival has continued to bring UK audiences the most innovative and exciting films from around the world. EIFF’s successful 2012 edition reaffirmed the Festival’s commitment to artistic exploration in narrative, documentary, experimental and animated...

The Winners at Edinburgh: Here and Then win best film

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The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the winners of its awards today at a prestigious ceremony held at Filmhouse, hosted by Grant Lauchlan of STV Moviejuice. Scottish stars presenting awards included Kate Dickie and Jury member Ewen Bremner. The ceremony took place ahead of the Closing Night Gala of the European premiere of BRAVE which closes the 12-day Festival.    The Award for Best Film in the International Feature Competition, supported by Innis & Gunn, was ...

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 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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 Story Works: new screenwriting training initiative at Edinburgh Festival

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Edinburgh, Scotland, 15 October 2009, The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced a new training initiative funded by Skillset, - The Story Works.The Story Works is a high-level screenwriting initiative aimed at experienced screenwriters which will be delivered by the triumvirate partnership of story editor Kate Leys - as project director, producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey as creative advisors and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.The programme is supported by an advi...

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 ...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival today 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 ...

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...

Vampires and Indian cinema legends at Edinburgh

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today two unique programme highlights and two established strands, ahead of the Festival’s main programme launch on Wednesday 6 May. CINEMATIC TELEVISION is the first time the EIFF has married cinema and television in their programme, offering audiences the UK premieres of high concept TV drama on the big screen. Ahead of its UK July transmission on FX, the EIFF will screen the first two episodes of much anticipated US vampire drama TR...

Seamus McGarvey new Edinburgh Festival Patron

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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 ...

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