Author: Colan Mehaffey
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A boy scout mentality is required for the programme and box office launch next week. Check out our four step plan to EIFF happiness.
AD Hannah and fellow EIFFers are in Cannes on a mission, and they'll need energy and skill to survive the riotous Riviera fest.
Now that press and industry delegate registration is open, I'm looking forward to the industry buzz that the film professionals create.
Things just keep getting better for Tomm Moore as his enchanting animation, The Secret of Kells, has picked up yet another award.
We're delighted to announce that Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist will be the Opening Gala for this year's Festival.
'Remember, remember the first of June' may not be poetic but it's certainly prophetic, for this is the date when the programme is revealed.
Rifling through the film festival video archive we've stumbled across fantastic interviews with Hollywood big hitters Charlize Theron and Sigourney Weaver... which would you rather see as the next EIFFtv Classic?
It was a glittering night in Hollywood - and a happy occasion on Edinburgh's Lothian Road - as EIFF prems scooped statuettes on the biggest night in the film calendar.
There are only five days left for the budding Spielbergs or Soderberghs out there to get submissions to EIFF for the 2010 Festival.
I'm not a gambling man but I'll be tempted to have a flutter on this year's Oscars®. If you want to win big then read on for this year's hot tips.*
We've discovered some hidden gems from the Festival video vaults, and will soon be showing exclusively online the first of our EIFFtv Classics series of interviews - the first feauring a great scot.
It's that time of year... Halloween is nearly upon us and some of the horror flicks on general release are terrifying for all the wrong reasons.
Just like a sports fan who has an illogical fondness for a team and keeps an eye on their progress, I do much the same with EIFF films.
As I'm writing this there are just a few hours left until the last reel turns on a Festival film, and I'm reflecting on another great year.
The stars of EIFF 2009 have come in all shapes and sizes but Roger Corman is certainly the most influential of them all. I was lucky enough to grab an interview with him today.
It was a once in a lifetime experience for the EIFFtv crew yesterday, as we captured Scor-zay-zee and Le Donk in action.
Each year at the fest, there's much fun to be had in guessing what 'the next big thing' is going to be, and I reckon a local production could be this year's hot ticket.
During a hectic first day of the fest, I finally got to meet my fellow bloggers, and our online audience are in for a treat.
When it comes to courting controversy, few directors have greater experience than Lars von Trier, but the Festival is right to screen the shocking Antichrist.
In among the glitz and glamour of the Festival, there are moments which remind you that EIFF is, above all, about a passion for cinema.
With the announcement of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs at EIFF, I may be tempted to my first 3-D movie experience in 26 years.
Just occasionally reading about films inspires me more than watching them, expecially when it throws up an anecdote that makes me appreciate a filmmaker even more.
Every year I inevitably come across a lost soul at Festival time, dejected because they’ve missed out on a great film or an onstage appearance by their cinematic idol.
While doing some online research on the supercool blaxploitation pastiche Black Dynamite, I've stumbled across this year's must-have movie merchandise.
- artistic director
- back to the future
- bafta scotland
- black box
- breathe in
- british council
- chris fujiwara
- diane henderson
- ed film fest
- edinburgh international film festival
- eiff 2013
- eiff 2014
- eiff short film challenge
- film fest
- film festival
- focus on iran
- glasgow short film festival
- gsff presents
- kiss the water
- magic magic
- mark adams
- mclaren 2014
- michael mann
- michael powell competition
- monsters university
- new artistic director
- norman mclaren
- oh boy
- outdoor screening
- phantom landscapes
- programme launch
- sam peckinpah
- short film
- sofia coppola
- steven spielberg
- student critics
- the armstrong lie
- the bling ring
- the east
- throwback thursday