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  • 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 There has never been any question of the film being withdrawn.Certain news stories have reported that Mr Shamir has been advised not to ...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 ...

  • Beneath The Radar: Life and Lyrics

    • Posted Monday 31 July, 2006

    Former So Solid Crew member Ashley Walters proves himself to be one of Britain's most exciting young actors, with an assured star turn in this terrifically entertaining hip-hop drama. DJ Danny Lewis (...

  • Photographer Rankin Makes Moving Picture

    • Posted Monday 31 July, 2006

    Funding a debut feature in Britain is a notoriously difficult business. Internationally acclaimed photographer Rankin, the co-director of Lives of the Saints, took a novel approach that has paid divid...

  • Mirrorball Documentaries Dazzle

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Barcelona, Tokyo, Boston, Seoul; the Mirrorball team have had a tough year touring with their internationally renowned music promo and film programme. Thankfully, their growing global reputation has y...

  • Certified for Young Adults

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Certified, the EIFF's programme of films for young adults, is back by popular demand and the 2006 range of films is bigger and better than ever. Many of the films at this year’s festival are bei...

  • Beneath the Radar: Birds of Heaven

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Birds of Heaven is a superbly crafted, tough and touching immigrant drama, with a new take on this complex issue. Otho (Djédé Apali) and Shad (Fraser James) are working illegally in Sp...

  • BBC Host Q&A for Writers

    • Posted Friday 28 July, 2006

    Are you interested in writing for the BBC? Top BBC talent-spotters will be at a special EIFF event to field questions and outline opportunities at the corporation. Q&A: Writing for the BBC is a ne...

  • Hollywood Veteran: Reel Life with Arthur Penn

    • Posted Monday 24 July, 2006

    One of the 'other voices' of EIFF's They Might Be Giants retrospective will be heard when the legendary director of Night Moves, Arthur Penn, appears in a Reel Life interview. Penn remains best known ...

  • The Forgotten Man of The Golden Age: Part II

    • Posted Monday 24 July, 2006

    With the 1930s drawing to a close, Mitchell Leisen was at his creative and commercial peak. He worked with writers Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder on three celebrated movies in as many years. The fi...

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