EIFF and HBO team up to explore the rise and rise of digitisation at the Cinematic Television events, and there's a free DVD for every audience member at the In Treatment screening.
In a special, three-part series of events, EIFF and HBO join forces to dissect the collision of television and film at a time when the line between the two is becoming increasingly blurred.
Offering a mixture of television on the big screen and a panel discussion, the opening event on the Cinematic Television bill features the first five shows from In Treatment, an intense drama following psychiatric therapist Paul Weston.
Picking apart the twisted and darker side to the human psyche, In Treatment is a highly acclaimed piece of modern television making having already won a Golden Globe and featuring the excellent Gabriel Byrne in the lead role.
Free copies of the entire second week of In Treatment will be available on DVD to anyone who attends the screening.
EIFF and HBO are also proud to present a screening of the first two episodes of True Blood; a sexed-up, violent concoction of humans, vampires and every other kind of creature from the dark side.
Based on the novel The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, True Blood is smattered with appearances from the likes of Stellan Skarsgard as well as other familiar faces from HBO shows such as The Wire.
For those who want to add their voice to the debate on digitisation the Cinematic Television Panel Event is a must.
Exploring the Internet’s presence within the industry and its effects on those who work within it, this event will no doubt provide a snapshot into a fast paced and forever changing entertainment landscape.
You can catch the Cinematic Television events on the following dates and times:
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.