New venue for EIFF!

The stage is set for the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh to host EIFF 2010's Opening Night Gala Premiere.

For the first time ever EIFF will be using the dramatic setting of the Festival Theatre for our Opening Night film of the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The project is going ahead with funding of £245,000 from the Scottish Government to theatre managers, the Festival City Theatres Trust.

Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop said:

“This project will put Edinburgh firmly in the spotlight as a venue for movie premieres, and enhance Scotland’s digital cinematic offering.

“The new cinema facilities will be ready for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, showcasing the venue to a worldwide audience of film distributors, while providing a fantastic new venue for film fanatics in Scotland."

Our very own Hannah said:

“'We at EIFF are tremendously excited to add the spectacular Festival Theatre to our list of valued venue partners throughout the city. This is a terrific boost for the Festival and for Edinburgh's standing in the world of film.”

Opening Night is June 16. The full programme is announced on June 1 and box office is open at 10am on June 3.

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Programming Assistant Kirsten began at EIFF on placement as a Submissions Assistant in 2006 and has been hooked ever since! She has also worked at Toronto Int FIlm Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest.


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