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  • Mirrorball Promo Selection Sparkles

    • Posted Monday 31 July, 2006

    In the decade since Mirrorball began, many of the creatives it has championed have achieved critical and commercial success by transferring their skills to feature films. This year's programme sees a ...

  • Beneath The Radar: Life and Lyrics

    • Posted Monday 31 July, 2006

    Former So Solid Crew member Ashley Walters proves himself to be one of Britain's most exciting young actors, with an assured star turn in this terrifically entertaining hip-hop drama. DJ Danny Lewis (...

  • Photographer Rankin Makes Moving Picture

    • Posted Monday 31 July, 2006

    Funding a debut feature in Britain is a notoriously difficult business. Internationally acclaimed photographer Rankin, the co-director of Lives of the Saints, took a novel approach that has paid divid...

  • Mirrorball Documentaries Dazzle

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Barcelona, Tokyo, Boston, Seoul; the Mirrorball team have had a tough year touring with their internationally renowned music promo and film programme. Thankfully, their growing global reputation has y...

  • Certified for Young Adults

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Certified, the EIFF's programme of films for young adults, is back by popular demand and the 2006 range of films is bigger and better than ever. Many of the films at this year’s festival are bei...

  • Beneath the Radar: Birds of Heaven

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Birds of Heaven is a superbly crafted, tough and touching immigrant drama, with a new take on this complex issue. Otho (Djédé Apali) and Shad (Fraser James) are working illegally in Sp...

  • BBC Host Q&A for Writers

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Are you interested in writing for the BBC? Top BBC talent-spotters will be at a special EIFF event to field questions and outline opportunities at the corporation. Q&A: Writing for the BBC is a ne...

  • Hollywood Veteran: Reel Life with Arthur Penn

    • Posted Monday 24 July, 2006

    One of the 'other voices' of EIFF's They Might Be Giants retrospective will be heard when the legendary director of Night Moves, Arthur Penn, appears in a Reel Life interview. Penn remains best known ...

  • The Forgotten Man of The Golden Age: Part II

    • Posted Monday 24 July, 2006

    With the 1930s drawing to a close, Mitchell Leisen was at his creative and commercial peak. He worked with writers Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder on three celebrated movies in as many years. The fi...

  • Beneath the Radar: Mutual Appreciation

    • Posted Monday 24 July, 2006

    Featuring as one of EIFF's State of Independents selection, Andrew Bujalski's second feature is a witty low-fi treat. Following on from 2003’s impressive debut Funny Ha Ha, writer-director Bujal...

  • Destricted Breaks Down Boundaries

    • Posted Monday 24 July, 2006

    A highlight of this year's Black Box programme, Destricted is a challenging and visually arresting examination of contemporary attitudes to sexuality. Destricted is an undoubtedly ambitious project, c...

  • Sold-Out Status Revoked

    • Posted Friday 21 July, 2006

    Due to popular demand, we have moved a select number of films to a larger screen, which has allowed us to make more tickets for these available. This is something we endeavour to do for our most popul...

  • Clerks II Gets Additional Screening

    • Posted Friday 21 July, 2006

    Clerks II is back by popular demand for an additional screening at the EIFF on Friday 18th August. The third screening of Clerks II will be at 22.30 on 18th August at Cineworld. Please note that ticke...

  • The Forgotten Man of The Golden Age

    • Posted Friday 21 July, 2006

    If the purpose of a retrospective is to rediscover and reassess a great talent, who has thus far failed to gain the recognition their output deserves, then Mitchell Leisen is the ideal subject. The d...

  • Sigourney Confirms Attendance at EIFF

    • Posted Friday 21 July, 2006

    Following confirmation of attendance from the actress, the EIFF is delighted to announce that Reel Life: Sigourney Weaver will go ahead. As yet we are unable to confirm the date of the event, which wa...

  • Beneath the Radar: April Snow

    • Posted Friday 21 July, 2006

    Director Hur Jin-ho's third feature is a bittersweet melodrama that will cast a spell over audiences. The South Korean director has yet again managed to craft a simple yet beautiful and emotive film, ...

  • Hannah McGill Named New Artistic Director

    • Posted Wednesday 19 July, 2006

    Edinburgh International Film Festival today named Hannah McGill as the Festival's new Artistic Director, replacing Shane Danielsen who will step down following the upcoming Festival, after five years ...

  • Reel Life: Alan Arkin Cancelled

    • Posted Wednesday 19 July, 2006

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, Alan Arkin will no longer be appearing at EIFF 2006. Individuals who have already bought tickets will be contacted by the Box Office shortly.

  • Ticket Availability Update

    • Posted Monday 17 July, 2006

    There was an undoubted buzz around the EIFF Box Office on Friday as ticket sales again hit a new high. Several events have already sold out and many more are set to follow. Events which have sold out ...

  • EIFF Celebrates 60th Edition with Closing Night Classic

    • Posted Monday 17 July, 2006

    The Closing Night of this year's Festival represents a double celebration: the 60th edition of the EIFF and the restoration of a masterpiece of British cinema that's every bit as old and has matured j...

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Wellcome Trust and EIFF Launch Partnership to Inspire Scottish Screenwriters

Ideas Lab will be a workshop for Scottish writers and directors to connect and collaborate

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