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  • Have Your Say with the Standard Life Audience Award

    • Posted Monday 14 August, 2006

    We at the EIFF believe there is no better judge of the quality of a film than our discerning audience. The Standard Life Audience Award is your chance to set a movie on the road to success. Previous w...

  • Beneath the Radar: Guernsey

    • Posted Monday 14 August, 2006

    EIFF's Artistic Director Shane Danielsen called Dutch production Guernsey; "The most ambitious and accomplished film to emerge from this country[Holland] so far this decade." Anna (Maria Kraakman) is...

  • Festival Under the Stars Lights up City Centre

    • Posted Monday 14 August, 2006

    Fair weather, fantastic movies and a fabulous turnout combined to make the 2006 Film Festival Under the Stars a triumph! Audiences indulged in a feast of classic cinema over Friday and Saturday at The...

  • EIFF 2006 Vacancies Filled

    • Posted Saturday 12 August, 2006

    All vacancies for EIFF 2006 have now been filled. Thankyou to all who took the time and effort to appply. Each year we receive an enormous number of applications and, unfortunately, are unable to res...

  • Reel Life: John Hurt Added

    • Posted Saturday 12 August, 2006

    The EIFF is delighted to announce the addition of British acting legend John Hurt to its Reel Life line-up. Hurt is one of Britain's most revered actors, a singular talent who has received great criti...

  • Beneath The Radar: White Palms

    • Posted Friday 11 August, 2006

    Director Szabolcs Hajdu has dodged the sports movie clichés with White Palms, instead using his gymnastic narrative to flex his considerable filmmaking muscle in a riveting drama that is technically ...

  • Cuban Rhyme with a Political Line

    • Posted Friday 11 August, 2006

    East of Havana is a gripping political documentary which follows the lives of four young Cuban rappers who use hip-hop to voice their frustrations. Co-directors, Jauretsi Saizabitoria and Emilia Menoc...

  • The Brains Behind Blimp

    • Posted Friday 11 August, 2006

    John Hassay is a music video commissioning legend and founder of Colonel Blimp, which is the subject of a Mirrorball retrospective. He talks to me about his groundbreaking work with Spike Jonze and Ro...

  • Six of the Fest: Comedy

    • Posted Friday 11 August, 2006

    'A neurotic Englishman, a deranged Belgian and a deluded American..' could be the beginning of a particularly bad joke. Happily, they're a selection of the characters from our hilarious half-dozen, a ...

  • Flying Scotsman Ticket Update

    • Posted Thursday 10 August, 2006

    A very limited number of tickets has become available for the opening night screening of The Flying Scotsman at 21:45 on 14th August at Cineworld. The screening which was previously listed as 'Sold Ou...

  • Film Festival Under the Stars Competition

    • Posted Wednesday 09 August, 2006

    The Outdoor Cinema Experience is back! The EIFF has once again teamed up Scotland's favourite whisky, The Famous Grouse, to present the Film Festival Under the Stars on 11 and 12 August at The Mound. ...

  • Grisoni Talks About Festival Treble

    • Posted Monday 07 August, 2006

    Screenwriter Tony Grisoni waxes lyrical about his EIFF treble bill of the magical Lives of the Saints, the superb genre-spanning Brothers of the Head and his exclusive Script Factory event. In the cou...

  • Shane Danielsen Highlights 'Giant' Performances

    • Posted Monday 07 August, 2006

    Pacino, Hackman and Nicholson are among the acting legends on show in EIFF's They Might Be Giants retrospective. Artistic Director Shane Danielsen gives me a rundown of some of his favourite performan...

  • Six of the Fest: Documentaries

    • Posted Monday 07 August, 2006

    Since its inception in 1947 as a documentary film festival, the EIFF has annually championed the most innovative and eclectic documentaries. The 2006 selection are competing for the inaugural Feature ...

  • Beneath the Radar: To Get to Heaven, First You Have to Die

    • Posted Monday 07 August, 2006

    Djamshed Usmonov's third feature is a fantastically inventive and daring look at a young man's increasingly desperate attempts to remedy his impotency. Kamal (Khurched Golibekov) is newly-wed and unab...

  • Q&A: Writing for the BBC Ticket Update

    • Posted Monday 07 August, 2006

    A limited number of tickets have been made available for Q&A: Writing for the BBC. This free event allows aspiring writers the chance to quiz BBC panellists on opportunities with the corporation. Amon...

  • Five Facts about Five Days

    • Posted Saturday 05 August, 2006

    The screenings of Mr Shamir's film will go ahead as scheduled. There has never been any question of the film being withdrawn.Certain news stories have reported that Mr Shamir has been advised not to ...

  • Untouchable! EIFF Secures De Palma for Reel Life

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    The EIFF is delighted to announce the addition of Hollywood legend Brian De Palma to its star-studded Reel Life line-up. Celebrated director De Palma has helmed a host of hugely influential and succes...

  • New Ticket Deals!

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    We've got a whole host of new ticket offers for you! Check out the great deals on a pair of new Brit flicks, our retrospectives, a package of stunning documentaries and the latest from Korea and Slov...

  • Shane Danielsen on a Giant Retrospective

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    They Might Be Giants is a retrospective like no other, celebrating the 'other voices' of New American Cinema and helping to revise one of the most influential periods in cinema history. The idea for ...

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