Six of the Fest: Internet Antics
As the worlds of film and online grow ever closer, our programme seeks to reflect and develop this relationship. We've delved into the world wide web to bring you the best EIFF events for internet enthusiasts
Spotlight on IMDb Founder Col Needham
Famous film buff Col Needham will visit EIFF to tell us how he turned his love for film into an indispensable online resource: the Internet Movie Database. He'll also discuss his vision for the future of IMDb and new technologies for the world of film. A must for online cinephiles.
Frogs and Sloths: How to be an Internet Sensation
While filming at a sloth orphanage in Costa Rica, viral virtuoso Lucy Cooke uploaded a 90-second clip of the sluggish mammals that rapidly became an online phenomenon. In conversation with Vimeo's Jeremy Boxer, Lucy discusses how her rough-and-ready clip paved the way to a documentary commission with Discovery. Rebecca Black, eat your heart out.
Artificial Intelligence: The Terminator
Arnie's back to transport you to the year 2029 in this retrospective screening of The Terminator (1985), where autonomous computer system Skynet is locked in an epic battle with Connor, leader of the Human Resistance. To quash the uprising, Skynet deploys indestructible cyborg, the Terminator. The screening is followed by a discussion between EIFF and the Edinburgh School of Informatics, exploring whether or not rational thought is mechanically possible.
A unique collaboration between Bureau, Rankin and Dazed TV, Collabor8te will develop and produce new British short fiction to create an online platform that celebrates the best short filmmaking old and new. Join the launch of this brand new platform here at EIFF, with an official announcement followed by the screening of a collection of short narrative films.
Shut Up, Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
An internet sensation before the internet was invented. Matthew Bate’s witty documentary about recordings of his surly neighbours whose rowdy arguments penetrated the walls of his San Francisco apartment is deceptively astute. The tapes were traded on and became a viral success in his neighbourhood. In this Joint UK Documentary Premiere, he explores issues around privacy, voyeurism, copyright and exploitation.
Vimeo in Residence at EIFF
Online video giants Vimeo take up residency at the Festival to bring you a compelling selection of the best work from its vibrant and creative online community of filmmakers. After the screening, join Vimeo's Creative Director Jeremy Boxer as he turns on the screens of Inspace for a unique free public installation.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.