Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) Statement
Statement on behalf of the Board, CEO and staff of the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) re: the Edinburgh International Film Festival
In advance of a full review of this year’s event, the CMI team wishes to confirm the following:
- The Edinburgh International Film Festival is a major cinephile festival; the programme of EIFF 2012 will reflect the Festival's 65year-long commitment to celebrating the art of film making.
- The Michael Powell Award is a major asset of the EIFF and, after our unique 65th birthday celebrations, we will continue our tradition of recognising and rewarding excellence with this award.
- Feedback on EIFF 2011 will be taken into consideration in our planning for future Festivals.
- Industry views regarding the dates of the festival are being taken into consideration and a decision will be made in due course.
No further comment will be made on these points at this stage.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.