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70th Edinburgh FF to close with Whisky Galore!

Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce that the much anticipated remake of the iconic Scottish comedy Whisky Galore! will close the 70th edition of the festival on Sunday 26th June 2016. Inspired by Sir Compton Mackenzie’s 1947 novel, Whisky Galore! is written by award-winning screenwriter Peter McDougall and based on the true story of a shipwreck off the coast of Eriskay of a ship sailing for America with a cargo of export-only alco...

EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Short Films Wanted! The Edinburgh Short Film Festival has opened it's call for entries for the2016 edition!
 
The best submissions for 2015 and 2016 will be included in our Best Of 2015 short film programming for
other festivals across the UK and Internationally during 2016 as well as being
screened at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival in October-November 2016!

We  will also be working closely with our partner festivals and are planning on programming
some of our best films from 2015 for the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in September 2016 and
the Sardinia Film Festival in June 2016. We're also programming short film for Edinburgh's
remarkable arts festival Hidden Door in May!

In addition, we can confirm we'll be curating for Japan's biggest short film festival,Short
Shorts in Tokyo and we are delighted to play host to a hand-picked selection of Japanese short
film for our 2016 edition later this year!

We're also now offering the Rising Star Award for the most promising film-maker with a cash
prize, tickets to film festivals, offers of work and the Rising Star Trophy sponsored by the
Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund!

And if that's not enough, we're also planning lively networking events, Q & A sessions, meet
the film-makers, panel discussions and even some live music!

Submissions are now open for films under 20 mins (any genre) so get your skates on!

Edinburgh Short Film Festival


 

Edinburgh FF 2015: Awards

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film was awarded to Andrew Haigh’s 45 YEARS which received its UK Premiere at the Festival. His beautiful portrait of a fractured relationship wins one of the longest-running film awards in the UK, honouring imagination and creativity in British filmmaking. The Award was presented by actor Jane Seymour. The winner was chosen by the Michael Powell Jury, chaired by LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan with actor/director Karen...

Edinburgh FF 2015: The Legend of Barney Thomson (Review)

  Barney is a humble mid-aged barber living in a quiet Glasgow neighbourhood. Day by day his life becomes more and more meaningless. Until the pair of scissors that’s become an extension to his hand, accidentally becomes a weapon that transforms him into the man everyone is looking for.  Based on Douglas Lindsay’s The long midnight of Barney Thomson, actor Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut is hilarious, amusing and utterly Scottish. Barney Thomson (Carlyle) cuts ...

Edinburgh FF 2015 opens on Wednesday

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival opens this Wednesday with Robert Carlyle's The legend of Barney Thomson.  Based on the book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson” by Douglas Lindsay, the film is a dark comedy that tells the story of Barney (Carlyle), an awkward barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences.  The opening ceremony of the 69th Edinburgh Film Festival will be held in attendance of names fro...

Edinburgh Film Festival 2015: Juries and Guests

Guests from around the world will be attending the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), ranging from internationally acclaimed directors and producers through to some of film’s most recognisable actors. The Festival’s main Juries will judge five award categories: The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film Best Performance in a British Feature Best International Feature Best Documentary Best Short Film Read more about our awards and the 2015 nominees....

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announcing Juries and guests

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  Guests from around the world will be attending the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), ranging from internationally acclaimed directors and producers through to some of film’s most recognisable actors, the Festival announced today.    The Festival’s main Juries will judge five award categories: The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film; Best Performance in a British Feature; Best International Feature; Best Documentary; and Best Short Film.&nbs...

Jo Coates: Director of Hide and Seek - interview

How did you come up with idea of doing something so different as the experiment in the film, where you take four people and isolate them from the society?    The idea came from a music video that I made with my writing partner and husband. We did this music video with characters that were living isolated and it was a bit more abstract, so we decided to explore it a bit more, play more with people. We were thinking quite a lot of Bergman as well, and we included many personal ideas a...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) broke 46,000 admissions

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In addition over 12,000 attend Film In The City outdoor screenings   The 68th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) drew to a close on Sunday having screened 121 new features over the 12 day Festival.  More than 46,000 admissions represents a four per cent increase on 2013.   The Festival sold tickets for its venues across the city, which included the EIFF’s home at Filmhouse, its venue partner at Cineworld Fountain Park, and at Festival Theatre Edinbur...

Edinburgh International Film Festival announces jurors chaired by Amos Gitai

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is delighted to reveal details of 2014’s Juries: the Michael Powell Award Competition Jury; the International Competition Jury; the Documentary Competition Jury; the Short Film Competition Jury and the Student Critics Jury.   The Jury for the Michael Powell Award Competition for Best British Feature Film: Amos Gitai (Director; Chair) Nina Hoss (Actor) Michael Smiley (Actor/Writer/Comedian) The Michael Powell Award was inaugurated at...

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) invites students to apply to experience the Festival as a film critic.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is pleased to confirm the return of the Student Critics Jury for its third year and now invites students to apply to experience the Festival as a film critic. The initiative, which affirms EIFF’s continuing support for the future of film criticism, will bring to Edinburgh again this year a jury of seven aspiring critics.   The Student Critics Jury, inaugurated at EIFF 2012, enables the next generation of film critics to expand their kno...

Africa in Motion Film Festival

Africa in Motion is already in its sixth year! The profile of the festival has grown steadily since the inaugural season in 2006 and this year, 2011, Africa in Motion focuses its attention on films and events that open doors to children and youth in Africa.

Our programme of films and events deals with many aspects relating to youth, such as education, entertainment, stories and myths, the future, and social issues affecting children and young people in Africa.

This year we made a special effort to invite schools and children to the cinema and we are screening a number of films especially for primary and secondary schools in and around Edinburgh, in collaboration with National Schools Film Week.

Alongside the film screenings, the festival has endeavoured to create fun and challenging workshops and events for Scottish children to really engage with the lives and experiences of their African counterparts and get to learn the stories best known to them.

The rest of the festival will be dedicated to our well-known quality films: epic features, contemporary gems, incisive documentaries, acclaimed shorts and animation films, with a continuing focus on children and youth in Africa.


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The BUFF Blog (June 2011)

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Online, on-air and in person, this is BUFF. And so said the voice of BUFF which greeted the masses of online followers with the May 31 announcement of this year’s opening feature. And though the dulcet tones of Ewan Allinson and DJ Elayne Smith will continue to form a cornerstone of the BUFF movement, things are going to be a little bit different round here. From September, the 2011 British Urban Film Festival will be coming at ya with a whole new look which means, finally, that the buffest fi...

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...

I'm Sorry LOVE

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here is the first blog about the completion of my 1st short film which i started screening all around edinburgh and send to festival all around the world i ll keep this space posted with any results and selection in the year coming. you can watch the trailer here http://www.vimeo.com/7644135   Short synopsis A young couple comes to terms with the choices they have made which have driven them apart. This semi-documentary explores in a poetic form one man’s ...

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...

2008 Award-winners

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The Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film sponsored by UK Film Council Somers Town Directed by Shane Meadows Standard Life Audience Award Man on Wire Directed by James Marsh Skillset New Directors Award Marianna Palka Director of Good Dick Best Documentary Award Encounters At The End of the World Directed by Werner Herzog PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film Robert Carlyle for Summer UK Film Council Awa...

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Started in 1947, EIFF is the longest continually running film festival in the world, and a key part of British film culture. Celebrating the best in fresh film talent from home and abroad, EIFF is a true home of innovative and exciting cinema.

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

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...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Announces New Initiatives

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From August 15th to 26th the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will run for the 61st time, and this year with new ventures.  EIFF, the longest continually running film festival in the world,  announced two new aspects to their festival.  The first will be a UK Talent Show, entitled "Trailblazers."  The talent show will be comprised of 20 people, half will be graduating students from the UK's screen academies of Skillset (A UK company funded by industry and governm...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Announces New Initiatives

From August 15th to 26th the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will run for the 61st time, and this year with new ventures.  EIFF, the longest continually running film festival inthe world,  announced two new aspects to their festival.  read more

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