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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...

FAST TRACK

FAST TRACK
Edinburgh, Scotland
25 –28 August 2011 
Fast Track is the talent initiative from MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.


It is a unique event that gives 40 people the chance to network with and gain access to senior industry executives, over two days of intimate and insightful masterclasses in Edinburgh.


What are the benefits?
* Exclusive access to and insight from, the decision makers and most senior people in TV
* FREE delegate pass for MGEITF
* Heavily subsidised accommodation in Edinburgh
* A chance to pitch an idea and win a commission from it
* Heavily subsidised training weekends after attending Fast Track - training in the past has included Directing, Pitching, Editing, DV Cam and Career/Networking Skills.
 
If you have 2-4 years paid experience in the TV industry, apply now! Applications close on 12 June 2011. 

For the latest information and to apply now online visit www.mgeitf.co.uk/fasttrack

MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival

MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland
26 –28 August 2011 
The MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival is the essential annual event for anyone working in television.  

Featuring prominent industry voices, the Festival is packed with over 50 individual sessions covering the most pertinent issues facing the industry from policy to programme making.

Over 2,000 UK and international delegates descend on the medieval city of Edinburgh for three days of keynote speeches, masterclasses, debates, networking parties and screenings. 
In 2011, the Festival will look at themes relating to the future of television, product placement, non traditional funding streams, international co-productions, as well as the established menu of controller sessions, creative masterclasses, networking events and a host of free workshops which are guaranteed to inspire and excite. 

For the latest information and to register online visit www.mgeitf.co.uk

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 ...

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...

Highlights on the 6th Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland with style

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Glasgow Film Festival 18 - 28 February 2010 Supported by Glasgow: Scotland with style   The 6th GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL will run from February 18th  - 28th   2010 in venues throughout the city. The festival is the fastest-growing film event in the UK, attracting audiences of almost 30,000 in 2009 when it played host to a bumper crop of European and UK premieres including In The Loop, Last Chance Harvey, Gran Torino and Marley and Me. A multi-venue, multi-partnership event e...

Leith Film Festival

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The Leith Film Festival will return for 2009. Located in the heart of Leith in Edinburgh at Destiny Church, a one-time cinema still sporting it`s original plaster screen, the festival will once again showcase work of a spiritual and moral disposition.

Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference

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The programme for the third Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference (EIFAC), to be held on 26-27 March 2009, has been finalised and places are booking up fast.EIFAC brings the latest research into film audiences to Edinburgh. The event will be truly international: it includes contributors from across Europe, and even from down under, talking about audiences from Nairn to Taipei.Papers cover individual films and entire film festivals, the past and the future, babies to baby boomers - bu...

Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference

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The programme for the 3rd Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference(EIFAC) has been finalised - and we're sure you'll love the line-up as much as we do. The event will be truly international: we have contributors from across Europe, and even from down under, talking about audiences from Nairn to Taipei. Papers cover individual films and entire film festivals, the past and the future, babies to baby boomers - but they all focus on empirical film audience research. Take a look at the full ...

Diversions: Edinburgh's Festival of Experimental Film and Video

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D I V E R S I O N S: A festival of experimental film and video 8 – 11 May 2008 Filmhouse, Edinburgh 88 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9BZ Organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Film Studies, this unique new event brings together some of the most important experimental film and video works from the 1920s to the present. Beginning what we hope will be a yearly focus on the most innovative and challenging, yet rarely seen, examples of alternative filmmaking, th...

Diversions: Edinburgh's Festival of Experimental Film and Video

D I V E R S I O N S: A festival of experimental film and video 8 – 11 May 2008 Filmhouse, Edinburgh 88 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH3 9BZ Organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Film Studies, this unique new event brings together some of the most important experimental film and video works from the 1920s to the present. Beginning what we hope will be a yearly focus on the most inn

DIVERSION a new festival of experimental film and video

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Organised by the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Film Studies, this unique new event brings together some of the most important experimental film and video works from the 1920s to the present. D I V E R S I O N S: A festival of experimental film and video will run 8 – 11 May 2008 at Filmhouse, Edinburgh, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZBeginning what we hope will be a yearly focus on the most innovative and challenging, yet rarely seen, examples of alternative filmmaking, this firs...

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....

Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference: Study of film audiences

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The Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh - home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival - announces its 2nd Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference.The study of film audiences is a developing area that explores attitudes towards films, influence of meanings and cultural identity as well as findings relating to age, class, ethnic and gender groups. This conference aims to unite academics and the film industry in the discussion of audience research and its impact on content, ethics and different...

Edinburgh wraps: fest closing awards and party

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Weather-wise, Edinburgh is a far cry from Malaga. But the sun did appear, albeit briefly, for yesterday’s Closing Night red carpet for the premiere of The Business, which is set in southern Spain. Director Nick Love arrived at "The Business" closing film of the 59th Edinburgh Film Festival with cast members Danny Dyer, Georgina Chapman, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Adam Bolton and Eddie Weber. And although the gentlemen all looked quite sharp, Chapman, a vision in pink silk, clearly stole the sho...

Rome forever at the Italian Film Fest UK

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ROME FOREVER IN THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL UK8 to 28 April 2005All roads lead to Rome for the 12th edition of the Italian Film Festival UK, the annual showcase for the best of il cinema italiano, supported by the country’s cultural institutions in Scotland and London and a whole host of companies with Italian connections. It runs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Aberdeen and Dundee from 8 to 28 April 2005.The Eternal City will be the focus for a unique Retrospective and associated Exh...

Italian Film Fest will run in 6 cities in the UK

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ROME FOREVER IN THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL UK8 to 28 April 2005All roads lead to Rome for the 12th edition of the Italian Film Festival UK, the annual showcase for the best of il cinema italiano, supported by the country’s cultural institutions in Scotland and London and a whole host of companies with Italian connections. It runs in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Aberdeen and Dundee from 8 to 28 April 2005.The Eternal City will be the focus for a unique Retrospective and associated Exh...

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