All News

  • Politics and Zombies

    • Posted Friday 19 August, 2005

    Horror maestro George A. Romero at EIFF. It’s a little known fact: George A. Romero accidentally reinvented  zombies. The legendary horror director of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn ...

  • Mad Hot Ballroom

    • Posted Friday 19 August, 2005

    The next 'Spellbound'... ordinary children turn wunderkind. An acutely observed documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom follows two groups of New York school children, one from a more privileged area of Tribecc...

  • Gunner Palace: "Some War Stories Will Never Make the Nightly News"

    • Posted Friday 19 August, 2005

    One Iraqi palace, complete with swimming pool, putting green and fishing pond. 400 American soldiers who call it home. One filmmaker who captures it all on tape. Gunner Palace is a gritty, realistic a...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Friday 19 August, 2005

    For 18th August 1. Tsotsi 2. Saraband 3. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Sponsored by Standard Life, the winner is chosen by audience votes from the Gala and British G...

  • One Long Winter Without Fire (Tout Un Hiver Sans Feu)

    • Posted Thursday 18 August, 2005

    An intimate and subtle portrayal of a relationship, framed against the backdrop of the Swiss Jura mountains. Jean and Laure are haunted by the tragic loss of their daughter in a terrible barn fire, th...

  • Opening Night Party- It is a Festival After All

    • Posted Thursday 18 August, 2005

    Once the red carpet was rolled up, and the Opening Night film had screened, all thoughts turned to the more... celebratory element of the festival: the Opening Night Party. The Edinburgh Corn Exchange...

  • The Stars Come Out for EIFF's Opening Night

    • Posted Wednesday 17 August, 2005

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival got off to a glamorous start as the cast of the Opening Night Film Wah-Wah graced the red carpet, prior to the screening at Cineworld. Director Richard E. Gra...

  • Les Yeux Clairs

    • Posted Wednesday 17 August, 2005

    Start with some French provincial realism, add a touch of Chaplin, and there you have Les Yeux Clairs. Fanny lives in a small, provincial town, with her brother and sister-in-law. Afflicted with a m...

  • Additional Document and Rosebud Screenings Announced

    • Posted Tuesday 16 August, 2005

    EIFF announces three additional screenings on Saturday, 27th August. Tickets are available from the Filmhouse Box Office. From the Document Programme: Bata-ville: We are Not Afraid of the Future ...

  • Albert Maysles Double Bill

    • Posted Monday 15 August, 2005

    Responding to popular demand-- two sold-out screenings-- EIFF presents a double bill of the documentaries Grey Gardens and Salesman on Saturday, August 27, at 14:30 in the Filmhouse. Tickets are avail...

  • Film Festival Under the Stars a Big Success

    • Posted Monday 15 August, 2005

    By all accounts it was a starry success. EIFF's Film Festival Under the Stars, held on the Mound Precinct over the weekend, brought over 2,000 film fans together for two evenings of cinematic enjoymen...

  • Reel Life with Anthony Minghella

    • Posted Friday 12 August, 2005

    "Movies...are experienced in real time, intended for public arenas, they must fill in what a novel can merely suggest, provide the whole face where a novelist must be content with an eyebrow, the room...

  • A Cinematic Opera: Johanna

    • Posted Friday 12 August, 2005

    "An astonishing coup de cinema." --Hollywood Reporter A truly unique film, Johanna is a modern retelling of the Joan of Arc legend— and an original opera. Composer Zsófia Tallér’s ...

  • In Conversation with John Mathieson

    • Posted Thursday 11 August, 2005

    Reel Life takes you behind the camera with cinematographer John Mathieson. Medieval armies, serial killers, rock stars and gladiators have all passed in front of the lens of John Mathieson’s cam...

  • Additional Tickets Released for Selected Films

    • Posted Thursday 11 August, 2005

    Walk, click, or call into the EIFF Box Office. Tickets go on sale from noon on Friday 12th August. Addition tickets released for selected EIFF screenings include: Rag Tale: A satirical tale of jour...

  • Serenity Cast Attend EIFF Red Carpet

    • Posted Thursday 11 August, 2005

    Heads up Serenity fans! The cast is coming to the World Premier screening of Serenity, on Monday 22nd August, at Cineworld (formerly the UGC). Joining director Joss Whedon on the Red Carpet is Nathan ...

  • Watch The Business Trailer Online!

    • Posted Wednesday 10 August, 2005

    Get a sneak peek of what's in store for EIFF's Closing Night film. Click here to watch the trailer for Nick Love’s The Business. (And get rid of that Spanish Fly crap while you’re at it&h...

  • Diane Kruger stars in Frankie

    • Posted Wednesday 10 August, 2005

    A look into the skin deep world of modelling, starring (and co-produced) by model turned actress Diane Kruger. On the surface, the world of modelling appears privileged and glamorous, but as Fabienne ...

  • Keane Cancelled; Replaced with World Premiere of An Unfinished Life

    • Posted Tuesday 09 August, 2005

    Due to conflicting commitments, Lodge Kerrigan's Keane is no longer screening at this year's Festival. However, EIFF is delighted to announce the addition of the World Premiere of Lasse Hallström's ...

  • Film Festival Under the Stars premieres in Edinburgh city centre

    • Posted Sunday 07 August, 2005

    EIFF and Famous Grouse have teamed up to bring you "Film Festival Under the Stars" two nights of free outdoor screenings, packed full of classic films. If you've never experienced the delights of watc...

All News

Latest news

Edinburgh International Film Festival Appoint New Artistic Director

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced the appointment of Mark Adams to the position of Artistic Director.

All News

News Feeds