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  • Smells Like Teen Spirit... Again!

    Smells Like Teen Spirit... Again!

    The Teen Spirit strand, selected by the EIFF Young Programmers team, proudly portrays young people in a manner that is sensitive, warm and all encompassing. Let's take a closer look.

  • Get Connected!

    Get Connected!

    EIFF kicks off in just a few days! Here are some ways that you can get involved at the Festival.

  • Programme Launch: Editor's Picks

    Programme Launch: Editor's Picks

    Welcome to EIFF 2014! Today marks the programme launch of the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Along with our news and highlights, Web Editor Nicola Balkind has a few choice picks for you...

  • Iain Gardner's McLaren 2014

    Iain Gardner's McLaren 2014

    This off-season we've been taking you along with us to teach you about the process of putting EIFF together. Today our animation expert Iain Gardner is here to tell you more about the Fetival's long-standing association with animation pioneer Norman McLaren.

  • A Day in the Life with Guest Services

    A Day in the Life with Guest Services

    The Guest Services team at EIFF is responsible for looking after all of our special guests of the Fest. They ensure that everyone has a room and an itinerary, makes their appearances and perhaps most importantly isn't left behind at the airport! Emma Fyvie tells us how it's done.

  • A Day in the Life of a Techie

    A Day in the Life of a Techie

    This year we've featured a selection of 'A Day in the Life' blog posts from various EIFF departments; our submissions viewers, the Industry team, and the programming department.

    This week we'd like to introduce you to our unsung heroes: the Technical department! Here's Ali Blaikie on how they prepare for the Festival and how they work hard to keep our screenings running smoothly.

  • Throwback Thursday: David Cairns, Filmmaker & Attendee

    Throwback Thursday: David Cairns, Filmmaker & Attendee

    David Cairns is a local filmmaker and long-time attendee of Edinburgh International Film Festival. We asked him to share some of his favourite experiences and memories from EIFF throughout the years. So, without further ado, here's David with his personal Top 5 Favourite EIFF ephemera!

  • A Day in the Life of a Short Film Programmer

    A Day in the Life of a Short Film Programmer

    Today on the EIFF blog we're continuing our FIlm Festival Team series, A Day in the Life! Here's are a few words from Lydia Beilby, the Short Film Programmer at the Festival, on how she and her team select the best short-form filmmaking to screen each June.

  • Twitter Competition T&Cs

    Twitter Competition T&Cs

    Today we're running a quick-fire RT to win! Here are the Terms & Conditions.

  • Focusing on Iran

    • Posted Tuesday 08 April, 2014

    Each year, the Edinburgh International Film Festival features two country focuses. You've already heard about our Focus on Germany – so now it's time to hear about Iran. Here's our Artistic Director, Chris Fujiwara, to tell you more about the upcoming programme.

  • A Day in the Life of a Marketing Placement

    A Day in the Life of a Marketing Placement

    Recruitment for EIFF 2014 is currently open, and the Marketing team is looking for fresh blood! To give you a taste of what it's like to join the team, we invited Rosie Kew, a former Marketing Placement at the Festival to tell you what the job is all about.

  • A Day In The Life: The EIFF Industry Team

    A Day In The Life: The EIFF Industry Team

    This year, we're bringing you more behind the scenes stories from the creation of Edinburgh International Film Festival than ever before. Today, let's hear it from the Industry team! Here's Holly Daniel with more.

  • The Day the Submissions Viewer Sat Still

    Ever wondered what happens to a filmmaker's film after it has been submitted to EIFF? As a submissions viewer, let me explain...

  • EIFF Life at Sundance Film Festival

    EIFF Life at Sundance Film Festival

    EIFF's Deputy Artistic Director, Diane Henderson, attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this January. Here she describes a day in the life as a filmgoer at the Festival, along with some of her favourite events.

  • Focusing on Germany

    • Posted Tuesday 21 January, 2014

    Every year, EIFF focuses on two key countries and their national cinema. This year the Festival will feature a Focus on Germany. To give you an insight into the inspiration for this year's selection, Chris Fujiwara introduces you to German cinema.

  • EIFF Student Critics' Best of 2013: Day 7

    Our Student Critics Jury has spoken! Every day this week we have published a review by each of our Student Critics of their top pick from EIFF 2013.

    Today's final review comes from Lewis Camley. His pick of the Fest is a Scottish film which made our Best of the Fest: Blackbird.

  • EIFF Student Critics' Best of 2013: Day 5

    This week we're rounding up the best films of EIFF 2013, as selected by our Student Critics Jury. Follow along daily for their reviews.

    Today's pick is Sebastián Silva's Magic Magic – due for release in cinemas next year – reviewed by Kathryn Craigmyle.

  • EIFF Student Critics' Best of 2013: Day 4

    Every day this week, we're sharing our Student Critics' reviews of their best films of EIFF 2013.

    Today, Vivek Santayana reviews National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985) – one of our critical hits of the Fest. Directed by Chung Ji-young, the film screened as part of the Festival's Focus on Korea.


  • EIFF Student Critics' Best of 2013: Day 3

    As 2013 draws to a close, our EIFF Student Critics have selected their top films of the year – and we're publishing a review a day right here on the blog. 

    Today, Rebecca Bowen reviews My Dog Killer (Môj pes Killer), a Slovakian-Czech co-production which had its UK premiere at this year's Festival.


  • EIFF Student Critics' Best of 2013: Day 2

    Our Student Critics' coverage of their top films of EIFF 2013 continues today with Catarina Mourão's review of The Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan’s Children, directed by Gutierrez Mangansakan II of the Philippines.


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