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  • 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 ...

  • Beneath the Radar: To Get to Heaven, First You Have to Die

    • Posted Monday 07 August, 2006

    Djamshed Usmonov's third feature is a fantastically inventive and daring look at a young man's increasingly desperate attempts to remedy his impotency. Kamal (Khurched Golibekov) is newly-wed and unab...

  • Q&A: Writing for the BBC Ticket Update

    • Posted Monday 07 August, 2006

    A limited number of tickets have been made available for Q&A: Writing for the BBC. This free event allows aspiring writers the chance to quiz BBC panellists on opportunities with the corporation. Amon...

  • Five Facts about Five Days

    • Posted Saturday 05 August, 2006

    The screenings of Mr Shamir's film will go ahead as scheduled. There has never been any question of the film being withdrawn.Certain news stories have reported that Mr Shamir has been advised not to ...

  • Untouchable! EIFF Secures De Palma for Reel Life

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    The EIFF is delighted to announce the addition of Hollywood legend Brian De Palma to its star-studded Reel Life line-up. Celebrated director De Palma has helmed a host of hugely influential and succes...

  • New Ticket Deals!

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    We've got a whole host of new ticket offers for you! Check out the great deals on a pair of new Brit flicks, our retrospectives, a package of stunning documentaries and the latest from Korea and Slov...

  • Shane Danielsen on a Giant Retrospective

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    They Might Be Giants is a retrospective like no other, celebrating the 'other voices' of New American Cinema and helping to revise one of the most influential periods in cinema history. The idea for ...

  • Six of the Fest: Thrillers!

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    In the first of an ongoing series, we highlight the best new genre movies showing at the EIFF. Kicking things off is a selection of suspenseful thrillers from around the globe, each one bringing somet...

  • Beneath the Radar: Tuning

    • Posted Friday 04 August, 2006

    Slovenian Igor Šterk's third feature is a beautifully composed observation of marital disharmony, punctuated with moments of raw emotional honesty which ring uncomfortably true. Peter (Peter Musevski...

  • 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 ...

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