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  • Finding your feet at the Fest

    Finding your feet at the Fest

    EIFF 2010 will serve up a veritable feast of undiscovered and established screen goodies, with a side of special events and the customary dash of red carpet pizzazz to go.

  • Be prepared!

    Be prepared!

    A boy scout mentality is required for the programme and box office launch next week. Check out our four step plan to EIFF happiness.

  • A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

    A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

    It's that time of the year when I get to start a few conversations in the newly-updated EIFF Web Members' forum and a few Google searches helped me set the ball rolling on this year's chat.

  • Cannes we kick it?

    Cannes we kick it?

    AD Hannah and fellow EIFFers are in Cannes on a mission, and they'll need energy and skill to survive the riotous Riviera fest.

  •  Early Industry Delegate Registration Extended

    Early Industry Delegate Registration Extended

    You can now register up until Monday 17 May to access the best value pass prices and to ensure your listing in the new EIFF Industry guide.
    Also new to EIFF in 2010 is a single day-pass which is available from just £60 (£40 students)

  • Discovery channel

    Discovery channel

    Mhairi MacLeod dusts off her keyboard and packs a cheese sandwich in eager anticipation of this year's fest.

  • Toy Story 3 set for the fest

    Toy Story 3 set for the fest

    As announced today, it's a huge thrill for EIFF to host the Special 3D Gala screening of Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 on Saturday 19 June.

  • Delegate Registration Open!

    Delegate Registration Open!

    The 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival is happy to announce that Industry and Press Delegate Registration for 2010 is now open.

  • Industry buzz

    Industry buzz

    Now that press and industry delegate registration is open, I'm looking forward to the industry buzz that the film professionals create.

  • More success for Kells

    More success for Kells

    Things just keep getting better for Tomm Moore as his enchanting animation, The Secret of Kells, has picked up yet another award.

  • The Illusionist announced as Opening Gala for 2010 Festival

    The Illusionist announced as Opening Gala for 2010 Festival

    We're delighted to announce that Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist will be the Opening Gala for this year's Festival.

  • New venue for EIFF!

    New venue for EIFF!

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

  • Are you prepared?

    Are you prepared?

    '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.

  • Decision time

    Decision time

    The programming team have hardly had a chance to draw breath since the Berlin Film Festival but things are really hotting up at EIFF HQ as we get the 2010 programme finalised.

  • One cool cat

    One cool cat

    This week's release of The Kreutzer Sonata has reminded me of an encounter with its star, the supercool Danny Huston, at the 2008 festival.

  • Monster vs Alien

    Monster vs Alien

    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?

  • Oscar®  triumph for EIFF prems

    Oscar® triumph for EIFF prems

    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.

  • The submissions countdown begins

    The submissions countdown begins

    There are only five days left for the budding Spielbergs or Soderberghs out there to get submissions to EIFF for the 2010 Festival.

  • Off to a flyer

    Off to a flyer

    EIFF has secured CityJet as our official airline, making sure that the stars destined for the 2010 Festival will arrive in style.

  • EIFF titles sweep up

    EIFF titles sweep up

    EIFF titles swept the board at the BAFTA awards ceremony, as three films from our 2009 edition picked up a total of 8 awards

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