EIFF Premieres Flood Scottish Screens
Filmgoers and Festival fans are spoiled for choice this week with a handful of Edinburgh-premiered films finding release.
Aftershocks from this year's groundbreaking Edinburgh International Film Festival are still being felt across the country as more EIFF-premiered films find release.
Winter's Bone is released this weekend following a storm of critical acclaim from the blogosphere to the broadsheets. Tipped for Oscar nomination, last week's Sunday Times Culture Magazine seems to be heading the Oscar campaign that continues to gain traction. Directed by Debra Granik - a guest at this year's Festival - Winter's Bone had its UK premiere here in Edinburgh and is now being screening at independent cinemas and the big-chain multiplexes. The atmospheric thriller is set in the desolate Ozark Mountains of the USA, following a 17 year-old girl (an excellent Jennifer Lawrence) on a desperate quest to save her family home from bailiffs. If you want to catch it while it's still hot, Winter's Bone is screened throughout the week at Edinburgh's own Cameo Cinema, Glasgow FIlm Theatre, and at the Cineworld in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
You can also catch Herzog's latest venture My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done at Glasgow Film Theatre this week. The film - starring Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigney and Michael Shannon and produced by David Lynch - had its UK premiere here in Edinburgh.
Amy Hardie's personal film The Edge of Dreaming was one of our Best of the Fest in June, and is now screening at the Glasgow Film Festival. Hardie introduced the film herself with a Q&A session at the first screening earlier this month. Screenings will continue at the GFT until Wednesday 29 September. Click here for EIFF's interview with Amy.
After the critical success of Nick Moran's 2008 directorial debut, Telstar, the British actor-turned-director's latest film, The Kid, has also found a home on the big screen. Based on the bestselling autobiography of British writer Kevin Lewis, The Kid is a gritty depiction of Lewis' escape from his abusive upbringing and rise to fame. The film, which had its world premiere at EIFF, is now screening at the Cineworld in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
More upcoming releases from Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010 include Peepli Live, the satirical comedy on farmer suicides in India, and Robin Williams as a jaded, unpublished author in World's Greatest Dad. Both films are released next Friday, 24 September.
As always with Edinburgh International Film Festival, you saw it here first. Check back soon for more news on the latest releases from this year's Fest.
EIFF announces prize money increase to £20,000 for the Michael Powell Award & the return of the Best Documentary Award
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced that it has increased its prize money for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film to £20,000 for 2014. In addition, the Festival will also see the return of the Award for Best Documentary Feature Film after a three-year hiatus.