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  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    Serenity holds first place for the second day in a row. Check back tomorrow to see if Joss Whedon’s sci-fi thriller continues to top the list. Here are the results for Tuesday, 23rd August. &n...

  • Rag Tale

    • Posted Monday 22 August, 2005

    Rag Tale is a scathing look at the cutthroat world of tabloid journalism. Over the course of a week at the lowbrow paper The Rag, we watch Eddy (Rupert Graves), the paper's increasingly harassed edito...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Monday 22 August, 2005

    The same films have topped the list for an amazing three days in a row. Want to make your vote count? Go see a Gala or British Gala, and then check back here to see if your pick has made the top three...

  • Mirrorball's Birthday Party

    • Posted Sunday 21 August, 2005

    It was a legendary night packed with phat, funky beats, and three floors of delirious dancing. Mirrorball parties always rock, and this being the 10th anniversary celebration, was clearly no exceptio...

  • The President's Last Bang

    • Posted Sunday 21 August, 2005

    A brilliantly executed South Korean political satire... met with fierce opposition by right wing politicians in its home country. Political films that provoke court cases are almost always very good, ...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Sunday 21 August, 2005

    The results for Saturday, 20th, August reveal that the same three films are still neck and neck (and neck) 1. Tsotsi 2. Mirrormask 3. Land of the Dead Check back here tomorrow to see if Tsotsi is ...

  • School's Out: Film School Event

    • Posted Saturday 20 August, 2005

    Is film school an essential component of a filmmaking career? Or just a waste of time and money? Filmmaking is a craft that can be taught in the classroom or learned on the job. But which avenue prov...

  • 'Frankie' Reveals the Price of Beauty

    • Posted Saturday 20 August, 2005

    An honest look at the world of modelling, through the eyes of a former model. “We need to transform her completely.” She’s got marks under her eyes.” “No, no, the hands d...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Saturday 20 August, 2005

    Even as you read this, the diligent people of the awards team are counting up the latest votes for the Standard Life Audience Award. The public— all you film fans out there— are the filmma...

  • 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...

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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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