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  • Standard Life Audience Award Day 9 Update

    • Posted Wednesday 23 August, 2006

    With only two days to go in the voting for the Standard Life Audience Award, Clerks II remains in the lead. There's no change in the leaderboard today as Clerks II closes in on the Standard Life Audie...

  • Ticket Offer Update

    • Posted Wednesday 23 August, 2006

    With some 60 plus films and events still to go at EIFF 2006, we have some fantastic ticket deals to give you great value on the remainder of our packed programme.
    Life and Lyrics Ticket Offer Buy on...

  • Director Stettner talks about The Night Listener

    • Posted Wednesday 23 August, 2006

    Robin Williams makes a dramatic impact as The Night Listener, a radio host who believes he may be the victim of a literary hoax. Patrick Stettner discusses adapting the bestseller with author Armistea...

  • Win Tickets for the World Premiere of Life and Lyrics

    • Posted Wednesday 23 August, 2006

    We have 5 pairs of tickets to both the World Premiere on Friday 25 August and the Saturday 26 August screening of gripping British urban drama Life and Lyrics up for grabs. Life and Lyrics stars up-an...

  • 'Film Novel' Blurs Boundaries

    • Posted Wednesday 23 August, 2006

    Director Xiaolu Guo describes her genre-defying debut feature How Is Your Fish Today? as a 'Film Novel'. She discusses the influence of her literary background on this singular and fascinating work, w...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Update Day 9

    • Posted Wednesday 23 August, 2006

    No change in the leaderboard for the Standard Life Audience Award today, with Clerks II just holding on to the lead. There are some exciting upcoming UK Premieres in the Gala and British Gala programm...

  • Win Tickets for EIFF Premieres

    • Posted Tuesday 22 August, 2006

    We have five pairs of tickets for the UK Premieres of Shoot The Messenger and Air Guitar Nation which are screening today, 22 August, up for grabs.

    Shoot the Messenger stars Shakespearean actor Da...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Day 8 Update

    • Posted Tuesday 22 August, 2006

    Clerks II has moved back into top slot with only four days to go in the voting for the Standard Life Audience Award. Can it hang on and scoop the award? Check back daily for updates. Rankings on day 8...

  • Win Rock the Bells Tickets

    • Posted Tuesday 22 August, 2006

    We have 5 pairs of tickets to be won for gripping hip-hop documentary Rock the Bells, screening on Wenesday 23 August. Rock the Bells tracks the attempt to stage a reunion gig with legendary rap ...

  • Reel Life Highlights Available Online

    • Posted Monday 21 August, 2006

    Highlights of our exclusive Reel Life interviews are now available on the EIFF website, beginning with Artistic Director Shane Danielsen’s in-depth interview with Sigourney Weaver The highlights...

  • Change to Programmed Performance: Cockfighter

    • Posted Monday 21 August, 2006

    Due to interesting circumstances we are unable to screen COCKFIGHTER
    (70's retrospective) on TUESDAY 22 August. This will be replaced by Monte Hellman's TWO LANE BLACKTOP (1971) in a spanking new pr...

  • Win Tickets for The Treatment

    • Posted Monday 21 August, 2006

    We have five pairs of tickets for Oren Rudavsky's enseble comedy The Treatment up for grabs. Voted Best Film at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, The Treatment is an urbane, dry-humoured comedy that fea...

  • Director Cook Adds Colour to EIFF

    • Posted Monday 21 August, 2006

    Director Brian Cook worked with Stanley Kubrick over the course of three decades and witnessed the audacious piece of identity theft that forms the basis of the fantastic Colour Me Kubrick. He gives m...

  • Reel Life Thrills

    • Posted Monday 21 August, 2006

    There's an astounding collection of talent on display in the remainder of the EIFF's Reel Life interviews. We take a look at the iconic British actor, the Scottish producer and the pair of directing l...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Update Day 7

    • Posted Monday 21 August, 2006

    There's a new leader in the race for the Standard Life Audience Award! Jonathan Faris and Valerie Dayton's Little Miss Sunshine shot straight to the top, following its Gala UK Premiere last night. The...

  • Survivor's Song

    • Posted Monday 21 August, 2006

    The Refugee All Stars are survivors of the brutal war in Sierra Leone, who perform for fellow ex-patriots in their new homeland of Guinea. Filmmaker Zach Niles tells me how he found this remarkable gr...

  • Purgatory Is A Place On Earth

    Purgatory Is A Place On Earth

    • Posted Sunday 20 August, 2006

    Director Goran Dukic talks about his 2006 Festival hit, Wristcutters: A Love Story, on general release Friday 23 November.

  • Standard Life Audience Award Update Day 6

    • Posted Sunday 20 August, 2006

    Clerks II is still in top spot for the Standard Life Audience Award entering the second week of EIFF 2006. It's a close run thing in the race for the 2006 Standard Life Audience Award. There are still...

  • Win Mutual Appreciation Tickets

    • Posted Sunday 20 August, 2006

    We have 5 pairs of tickets for Andrew Bujalksi's Mutual Appreciation, screening on Monday 21 August at 18:45 in Cineworld to be won. Following on from 2003’s impressive debut Funny Ha Ha, writer...

  • Cockfighter: Change to Programmed Screening

    • Posted Sunday 20 August, 2006

    The Monte Hellman film, Cockfighter, will no longer be screening on Tuesday 22 August at 21:30 and has been replaced with another of his great works from the same era, Two-Lane Blacktop. The details f...

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