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  • 10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT E.T.

    10 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT E.T.

    Ahead of tonight’s screening at the Festival Theatre accompanied by John Williams’ iconic score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Kyra Gaunt reveals 10 things you might not know about E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.

  • TOP 10 FINAL WEEKEND PICKS

  • TOP 10 ARTICLES ON THE BEST OF THE FEST

    TOP 10 ARTICLES ON THE BEST OF THE FEST

    Following our Best of the Fest announcement, we've done some scouring of the internet to find the most glittering reviews of the cream of the crop from EIFF 2016. Best of the Fest features our favourite films from the 70th edition of EIFF at the slightly cheaper price of £7. Winner winner popcorn dinner.

  • TOP 7 YOUNG PROGRAMMER PICKS AT EIFF 2016

    TOP 7 YOUNG PROGRAMMER PICKS AT EIFF 2016

    Being a Young Programmer is an excellent opportunity for young people who are serious about film to take part in a well-established, vibrant and innovative film festival. A few of them took some time out to write reviews about their favourite films at EIFF 2016.

  • SOMETHING TO GET ANIMATED ABOUT THIS WEEK AT EIFF

    SOMETHING TO GET ANIMATED ABOUT THIS WEEK AT EIFF

    Gather round for Iain Gardner's animated words on winning some awards at the Annecy International Animation Festival last weekend, ahead of a week of excellent animated film at EIFF.

  • TOP 10 STAFF PICKS OF EIFF 2016

    TOP 10 STAFF PICKS OF EIFF 2016

    The EIFF 2016 staff have taken time out of their busy schedules to pick their favourite films from the festival thus far. In case you're feeling overwhelmed by the vast array of screenings on offer, we've collated a digestible breakdown that should make life a little easier for you.

  • SHORT BUT SWEET

    SHORT BUT SWEET

    Short film programmer Lydia Beilby offers a tantalising peek into some of the treasures contained within this year’s programme.

  •  TOP 10 TRAINSPOTTING MOMENTS

    TOP 10 TRAINSPOTTING MOMENTS

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Trainspotting ahead of today's EIFF screening, we celebrate the finest moments from one of the best Scottish films ever to land on our cinema screens. Choose life. Choose Trainspotting.

  • CELEBRATING ALTERNATIVE SUPERHEROES

    CELEBRATING ALTERNATIVE SUPERHEROES

    A slightly different story about a guy with superpowers who also happens to be a hardened criminal and drug addict, but wants to change his ways. Nick Love - director of American Hero - talks to us about Stephen Dorff, superhero films, and why he hates Superman.

  • FRENCH FLAVOURS AT EIFF 2016

    FRENCH FLAVOURS AT EIFF 2016

    EIFF Artistic Director Mark Adams explores the French threads running through this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, from cult icons and famous faces to new stars, from dazzling 80s cinema to space age kitsch.

  • The 5 Most Bad Ass Zombies, Witches & Unimaginable Monsters at EIFF

    The 5 Most Bad Ass Zombies, Witches & Unimaginable Monsters at EIFF

    We want you to have a nice time at EIFF, but life isn't all bunny rabbits and rainbows. Sometimes The Fear comes knocking at your door, and the best thing for you to do is embrace it and take it to the movies. Here's a round up of the stuff of nightmares at this year's festival.

  • MIXING POLITICS AND FILM AT EIFF

    MIXING POLITICS AND FILM AT EIFF

    This year’s Documentary strand is full of passionate political films, covering everything from the global arms trade to sustainable living. Marketing intern Kyra Gaunt talks us through 5 of the best political documentaries of all time, plus highlights from this year’s Festival.

  • BRADY CORBET TALKS TYRANNY, TRIUMPH AND 35MM

    BRADY CORBET TALKS TYRANNY, TRIUMPH AND 35MM

    We did an interview with Brady Corbet ahead of the EIFF UK Premiere of The Childhood of a Leader to find out what the film is about, why it took a decade to finish it, and why he chose to shoot it on 35mm.

  • BRINGING DANGER TO FILMHOUSE

    BRINGING DANGER TO FILMHOUSE

    EIFF Programme Manager James Rice explains the complex and fascinating journey of Danger: Diabolik to our screen at Filmhouse this evening.

  • FORM, FEMINISM AND POLITICS: BLACK BOX 1970s RETROSPECTIVE

    • Posted Tuesday 14 June, 2016

    Kim Knowles, EIFF Black Box curator, shines a light on Lizzie Borden's Regrouping in the context of this year's special retrospective. Regrouping was first screened at EIFF in 1976 and is making its return 40 years later at our 70th edition.

  • ANALOGUE DELIGHTS AT EIFF

    ANALOGUE DELIGHTS AT EIFF

    James Rice, EIFF Programme Manager, follows up his analogue day blog with a look at the other films screening from traditional film prints this year, plus a comprehensive list of all of these screenings.

  • THE GENIUS OF WILL ANDERSON & AINSLIE HENDERSON

    THE GENIUS OF WILL ANDERSON & AINSLIE HENDERSON

    EIFF Animation Programmer Iain Gardner talks us through the unique talents of Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson ahead of this year's EIFF retrospective.

  • THE BEAUTY OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM AT ED FILM FEST

    • Posted Tuesday 07 June, 2016

    Kim Knowles, curator of our experimental Black Box strand, talks to us about why experimental film is so special to her, and such an important and innovative part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

  • ALL-ANALOGUE DAY AT EDFILMFEST

    ALL-ANALOGUE DAY AT EDFILMFEST

    70mm, 35mm GO!

    James Rice, EIFF Programme Manager, talks us through Sunday 19th June, an all-analogue day of screenings in Filmhouse!

  • Step Ahead: Emma Mortimore at Hot Docs

    It’s not often you answer the phone to someone offering to send you to your dream film festival in a city you’ve always wanted to visit, so when Step Ahead did just that I was lost for words. For anyone with an interest in documentary cinema, Hot Docs in Toronto is the number one destination, and post-visit I can certainly see why.

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