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  • Israeli Film

    • Posted Tuesday 01 August, 2006

    The money provided by the Israeli Embassy comes from their Department of Culture. It is simply to facilitate cultural exchange - in this case, the visit of a filmmaker whose view of his own country, h...

  • An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival

    • Posted Tuesday 01 August, 2006

    In association with The University of Edinburgh

    Monday 14 August - Sunday 20 August

    This summer course is a unique opportunity to attend eight selected Film Festival screenings and a variety ...

  • Get Your Theron and Weaver Tickets Today

    • Posted Tuesday 01 August, 2006

    Tickets for Charlize Theron and Sigourney Weaver's Reel Lives will be on sale from midday today online, over the phone on 0131 623 8030 or at Filmhouse Box Office in person.  

  • Shane Danielsen Discusses Das Neu Wave

    • Posted Monday 31 July, 2006

    The EIFF is renowned for showcasing groundbreaking European cinema. Current Artistic Director Shane Danielsen has uncovered six outstanding works which are representative of a new wave of great German...

  • 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, ...

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