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  • Concert Doc Rings the Changes

    • Posted Wednesday 16 August, 2006

    Rock the Bells is a gripping documentary that charts the exhaustive attempt by promoter Chang to get all 10 members of legendary hip-hop crew The Wu-Tang Clan together for their first gig in 10 years....

  • Brilliant Belvaux Thrills

    • Posted Wednesday 16 August, 2006

    Lucas Belvaux follows his last EIFF entry, 2003's Le Trilogie, with a stunning blue-collar thriller that defies expectation and classification. A trio of unemployed men live on the breadline in Liege...

  • Art School Confidential Ticket Update

    • Posted Tuesday 15 August, 2006

    A very limited number of tickets have become available for the screenings of Art School Confidential on 16 and 17 August. Art School Confidential sees Clowes and Zwigoff reunite for another excellent ...

  • EIFF gets off to a Flyer!

    • Posted Tuesday 15 August, 2006

    The 60th EIFF was straight into top gear last night, thanks to the Gala World Premiere of The Flying Scotsman, the inspirational film based on the life of local hero Graeme Obree. Cast and crew from t...

  • Stars Arrive for EIFF 2006

    • Posted Monday 14 August, 2006

    There will be more stars on the ground than in the sky tonight as the 60th Edinburgh International Film Festival gets underway with the World Premiere of The Flying Scotsman. We give you a rundown of ...

  • Star-studded Documentary is Pitch Perfect

    • Posted Monday 14 August, 2006

    Bewildered by the homogenous, bland music that comes from major labels these days? So was producer Joel Rasmussen, so he enlisted the support of Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello et al to feature in a vita...

  • 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 ...

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