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Search launched for Chief Creative Officer to lead EIFF and Filmhouse Cinemas

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Scotland’s Centre for the Moving Image launched its International search for a Chief Creative Officer today (12th Feb.), to create, lead and champion the creative vision and voice of Edinburgh International Film Festival and...

Light shone on women filmakers by EIFF’s Young Programmers

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Despite cinemas being closed the Young Programmers will still continue at Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) with their mission to connect young audiences with great films.They are hosting an exciting online weekend of film...

Christmas titles announced for Drive-in Movies as Halloween theme deemed great success

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Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events are pleased to announce that audiences enjoyed a fang-tastic Halloween-themed weekend of Drive-in Movies at Edinburgh Airport, supported by Edinburgh Live, in a safe, outdoor environment and...

Fright-filled cinema experience with ‘Drive-in Movies’ at Edinburgh Airport

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'Drive-in Movies' is the go-to event for people of all ages this Halloween! Presented by Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events and supported by Edinburgh Live, between 29 October and 1 November, film...

Halloween theme for Drive-in Movies at Edinburgh Airport

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Struggling with Halloween ideas? Fear (no) more – Drive-in Movies at Edinburgh Airport offers the best Halloween entertainment for people of all ages in a safe, family-friendly environment.Featuring a spine-chilling selection of family favourites,...

October Drive-in Movies announced featuring Special Halloween programme

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Following a very successful opening weekend in August which saw over 4,000 people enjoying the event in a safe and family-friendly environment, Drive-in Movies fun continues this October with a scarily fantastic programme of...

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events’ DRIVE-IN MOVIES at Edinburgh Airport

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Kicking off on Thursday, 27 August, book ahead for kids club in the morning, family favourites in the afternoon, an evening blockbuster and late-night screenings of cult classics for adults.On until 30 August. More...

EIFF – new filmmaking project – enter now

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today announced details of a new filmmaking project, WALK WITH US, calling all Scotland-based filmmakers to get involved.Supported by Johnnie Walker, recently announced as EIFF’s new official whisky partner...

EIFF 2018 – Puzzle

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The International Premiere of Puzzle takes place on Wednesday this week 20 June 2018 at the Festival Theatre. Kelly Macdonald who stars as Agnes in the film will attend the premiere along with Director...

EIFF – Scottish films to form a big part of the programme

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At this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival Scotland, its films and those shot here will be featured from the very first moment.The opening film PUZZLE stars Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald and there will also...

EIFF – Jaws with the RSNO live

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It gets better and better as news of what is happening around the city during the EIFF is released!Now you will not only be able to watch Jaws on the big screen at...

Edinburgh festival experts on hand at Aberdeen conference

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Experts who run some of the festivals in Edinburgh are attending a conference in Aberdeen this Friday to talk about their experiences and explore best practice with others from across Scotland.FESTIVAL! is a four...

EIFF 2017 – all the winners here!

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After a busy week around the city the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced the Award Winners for this year’s 71st edition.151 features from 46 countries screened at this year’s Festival, with the jurors...

EIFF 2017 – Speaking with composer Paul Saunderson

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How often do you really listen to the music in a film? Are you surprised when you read the credits at the end by the number of songs you missed? Or do you take...

Film fund generates £17m

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A fund to incentivise film production in Scotland has generated £17.5m for the economy returning £10 for every pound spent, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop confirmed this week.The Production Growth Fund, a combination of Scottish...

EIFF 2017 – Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick meet the press

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Meeting the press at film festival junkets is a necessary part of promoting your film.Director Kyra Sedgwick had the added bonus however of having her husband of 29 years by her side at this...

EIFF – England is Mine to close the film festival

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Edinburgh International Film Festival is delighted to announce that ENGLAND IS MINE will close the 71st edition of the Festival on Sunday 2nd July, 2017 at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. ENGLAND IS MINE takes audiences back...

EIFF will take a look back this year

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In this the 70th anniversary year of the Edinburgh International Film Festival it is only right that we look back over the years.The festival announced today that it has created an ed film fest...

EIFF – Raiders of the Lost Ark with the RSNO – tickets go on...

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This summer's Edinburgh International Festival will feature a special screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark accompanied by a live performance of the iconic John Williams score by the RSNO.Tickets go on sale this Thursday...

Edinburgh festivals – 70 years of culture

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As a reminder that this year marks the 70th anniversary year of Edinburgh festivals the overarching body EdinburghFestivals.com has produced a video to remind us what we might have seen in the past, and...

More funding for festivals in their 70th year

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 The Scottish Government has confirmed a further £300,000 of funding to the Edinburgh festivals to help them celebrate their 70th year.The various festivals were founded in 1947 and it will be appropriate to mark...

Ewan McGregor will be in town this week for American Pastoral premiere

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On Wednesday this week,  Ewan McGregor, Director and Lead Actor of American Pastoral will walk the red carpet for the film’s Edinburgh International Film Festival Gala Screening at Filmhouse, Edinburgh.Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel, American...

EIFF appoint first screenwriter in residence

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Krysty Wilson-Cairns who is an award-winning Scottish writer has been appointed the first ever Edinburgh International Film Festival Screenwriter-in-Residence.From now and until the film festival returns for its 71st edition in summer 2017, Krysty will receive access...

Mark Cousins unearths Antonia Bird’s Safe (1993)

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Starring the wonderful Kate Hardie and Robert Carlyle, Safe, was shown at The Filmhouse on Tuesday as part of a season, with a post screening discussion from film enthusiast, Mark Cousins.Antonia Bird’s film, which was...

EIFF 2016 is over – time for thanks

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With the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival now almost over, organisers have paidtribute to the funders, partners and supporters who have made this year’s milestone edition possible.Ken Hay, CEO of Edinburgh International Film Festival, said:“EIFF...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – The Man Who Was Thursday ***

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The Man Who Was Thursday, Balazs Juszt's directorial debut received its World Premiere in Edinburgh. The film adaptation altered the Chesterton narrative for the sake of visually cinematic storytelling, pulling the anarchy within the core of...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 – A Patch of Fog

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A Patch of Fog is a dark comic thriller tale featuring powerful performances from its two leads, Stephen Graham from HBO’s award-winning Boardwalk Empire and Conleth Hill who plays Lord Varys in the critically acclaimed television series Game of Thrones. Directed by...

70th Edinburgh International Film Festival – Tommy’s Honour ***

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On Wednesday night a wonderful display of tartan and tweed was to be found at the Festival Theatre, starting the seventieth Edinburgh International Film Festival with the opening night screening of Jason Connery's Tommy's Honour.Directed by Sean Connery's...

EIFF – Here are the big names coming to Edinburgh!

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There will be many stars in Edinburgh over the couple of weeks when the Edinburgh Intnerational Film Festival is on. Here are just a few:Hollywood legend Meg Ryan will be in attendance at the Festival with...

The Edinburgh Reporter guide to Edinburgh Festivals 2016

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Here in the capital we are very proud of all our festivals.There really is something for everybody and now it is not just in August that you can find something to entertain you that...

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