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  • 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...

  • Win Looking for Cheyenne Tickets

    • Posted Sunday 20 August, 2006

    We have 10 sets of tickets for today's 14:45 screening of Looking for Cheyenne to be won! Simply answer the following question: Who directed Looking for Cheyenne? Email your answers and a contact phon...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Update Day 5

    • Posted Friday 18 August, 2006

    Kevin Smith's Clerks II has jumped straight to the top of the Standard Life Audience Award rankings, following its Gala UK Premiere. Entering the middle weekend of the 60th EIFF the competition is rea...

  • Directing The Lost

    • Posted Friday 18 August, 2006

    Director Chris Silverston has delivered the most startling and, arguably, the most impressive debut of EIFF 2006 in The Lost, the tale of an amoral bully's reign of terror over a small-town. He tells ...

  • 'Giants' and Cockrell a Hit!

    • Posted Friday 18 August, 2006

    The They Might Be Giants retrospective and Variety writer Eddie Cockrell's inspired introductions have been a huge hit at the EIFF. We highlight some seminal works screening as part of the retrospecti...

  • Pocket Shorts to your Phone

    • Posted Friday 18 August, 2006

    Pocket Shorts is back for a second year at the EIFF and a new innovation allows entrants the opportunity to share their mini-masterpiece with their fellow festival-goers. Following the success of last...

  • Actor Musevsky a Double Hit at EIFF

    • Posted Friday 18 August, 2006

    Slovenian actor Peter Musevsky demonstrates immense versatility at EIFF 2006 with a blackly comic performance in Labour Equals Freedom, the antithesis of the measured understatement he displays in Tun...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Day 4 Update

    • Posted Friday 18 August, 2006

    A new entry today as Brothers of the Head hits the No. 3 slot after its first screening. Still leading the Standard Life Audience Award is The Flying Scotsman, with Brothers of the Head set to push ha...

  • Reel Life: Charlize Theron Ticket Update

    • Posted Thursday 17 August, 2006

    A limited number of tickets are still available for the Reel Life: Charlize Theron event at 18:00 today, 17 August, at Cineworld. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the Oscar winning Charlize Theron ...

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