6pm Panel: Contemporary Criticism

  • 60 mins

Does the internet sound the death knell for print criticism? Leading film critics explore the future of their industry.

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?Landscape and Location THU 19 JUN 18:00 TRAVERSE 1 The physical placement of a film is critical. Here, experts in cinematography and locations reveal their secrets. The New Horror FRI 20 JUN 18:00 TRAVERSE 1 From “torture porn” to zombie comedy: what now defines this key commercial genre? Contemporary Criticism MON 23 JUN 18:00 TRAVERSE 1 Does the internet sound the death knell for print criticism? Leading film critics explore the future of their industry. Taking the Temperature of British Film TUE 24 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1 The UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund supported several films in this year’s EIFF (including Better Things; Donkey Punch; Man on Wire.) Representatives of the fund will be there to discuss the current condition of UK cinema. Positive Piracy? WED 25 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1 Piracy hurts the industry. Yet the sharing of rare and cult film on the internet expands film education and creates new communities of enthusiasts … Debate the rights and wrongs with those who have a stake. Animation THU 26 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1 From Harryhausen’s skeletons to Corin Hardy’s groundbreaking music videos and Pixar’s WALL•E, this is a hot animation year at EIFF. Discuss this most fluid of forms with some of its exponents. Documentary – The Facts and Fictions FRI 27 JUNE 18:00 TRAVERSE 1 The documentary landscape has expanded in recent years. With ever more experimental forms, is the distinction between fact and fiction still clear in film?

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