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  • Gore brings environmental crusade to Edinburgh

    • Posted Tuesday 29 August, 2006

    EIFF 2006 welcomed its last guest yesterday, when former US Vice President Al Gore stopped by with his environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth. An Inconvenient Truth began life several years a...

  • A Message from New Artistic Director Hannah McGill

    • Posted Monday 28 August, 2006

    This morning I walked past the Filmhouse and saw our display boards
    being taken down and just stopped still with a cartoon frown on my
    face. The end of the Festival always feels like the moment in a...

  • Feature Film Award Winners for 2006 Announced

    • Posted Saturday 26 August, 2006

    The winners of the EIFF 2006 Feature Awards were announced this afternoon in an exclusive reception at The Point Hotel, hosted by Artistic Director Shane Danielsen. Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s...

  • Award Winning Brothers of the Head gets extra screening

    • Posted Saturday 26 August, 2006

    Brothers of the Head, which was today announced as the winner of The Michael Powell Award, gets an extra screening tonight at The Cameo. If you didn't catch the award-winner first time around, this is...

  • Best of the Fest 2006 Updated

    • Posted Saturday 26 August, 2006

    The much anticipated Best of the Fest 2006 line-up is now available online. With four tickets available for only £15, it's the ideal opportunity to see festival favourites at fantastic prices. The...

  • Participate in Extreme Films Research

    • Posted Saturday 26 August, 2006

    A team at Aberystwyth University is researching audience responses to some of the most explicit and controversial depictions of sexual violence to be passed for release onto British screens - and they...

  • Extra screening of Little Miss Sunshine

    • Posted Saturday 26 August, 2006

    If you missed the sell out hit Little Miss Sunshine, we have arranged another screening just for you! The extra screening has been confirmed for this evening Saturday 26th August at 19.30. As a late ...

  • EIFF Announces Short Film Winners

    • Posted Friday 25 August, 2006

    The EIFF announced the winners in the Festival's short film categories, in a ceremony hosted by Hannah McGill, the Artistic Director for 2007. Photo by Peter Ross. The UK Film Council Kodak Award for ...

  • Driven to Distraction

    • Posted Friday 25 August, 2006

    Coming-of-age comedy Driving Lessons sees Rupert Grint graduate from Hogwarts in some style. Writer-director Jeremy Brock discusses the semi-autobiographical story and the talented Harry Potter alumnu...

  • And the winner is...

    • Posted Friday 25 August, 2006

    This weekend sees the presentation of the EIFF's prestigious feature film awards. We take a look at the four awards and some of the contenders. The privately held ceremony will be hosted by Artistic D...

  • 60th EIFF Catalogue and Poster Available

    • Posted Friday 25 August, 2006

    Own a slice of EIFF 2006, with our limited edition poster and Artistic Director Shane Danielsen's in-depth, film-by-film analysis of the festival in the official Catalogue, both available at great pri...

  • Win Black Bum Goodies

    • Posted Friday 25 August, 2006

    We have two goodie bags from family animation Black Bum to be won. Black Bum is screening as part of our Family Animation programme on Saturday 26 August. The goodie bags contain a T-shirt and merchan...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Final Update

    • Posted Friday 25 August, 2006

    With the Standard Life Audience Award due to be presented tomorrow, this is the final update on the rankings. Clerks II still holds a slender advantage on the penultimate day, although it faces some s...

  • Dysfunctional Pixies

    • Posted Thursday 24 August, 2006

    The Pixies on-stage dynamism thrilled fans throughout last year's reunion tour, performances which are immortalised in documentary loudQUIETloud. Co-director Matthew Galkin discusses the offstage dysf...

  • 'Aireoke' Rocks Edinburgh UPDATED

    • Posted Thursday 24 August, 2006

    Air Guitar Nation has inspired a legion of would-be rock gods to display their mastery of the invisible axe. One of its stars, Bjorn Turoque, is in town to host two evenings of 'Aireoke', which will b...

  • Odd Man Out Ticket Update

    • Posted Wednesday 23 August, 2006

    A limited number of tickets is available for the Closing Night screening of Odd Man Out, at 18:15 on 26 August at Cineworld. Carol Reed's Odd Man Out is a classic of British cinema from one of its gre...

  • 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...

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