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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...

Many films to choose from at EIFF 2015

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The programme was announced earlier today for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 with what we considered to be a fairly subdued fanfare. The programme is not as glossy as in the past but what...

RSNO go Back to the Future

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Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for this important cultural offering involving the EIFF and the RSNO! Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) are celebrating the 30th anniversary...

EIFF looking for documentaries

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Ahead of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) next year the search is already on for a daily documentary film to be featured at the 69th festival in 'Doc of the Day'.   The Festival has...

McLaren 2014 project

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The centenary of pioneering animator, artist, and musician Norman McLaren has been marked by the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) in conjunction with the National Film Board of Canada with a ground-breaking, nationwide...

Numbers crunched at the end of the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival

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More than 46,000 tickets were sold for the films shown at this year's 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival which finished last weekend representing a four per cent increase on last year. The Festival sold tickets...

EIFF opening night film is a crime thriller

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Hyena a crime thriller developed by Film4 is to open the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival next month. The Festival runs from 18 to 29 June 2014. This will be the first opportunity for any audience...

EIFF has designs on young filmmakers

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 The closing date for Student Critic applications is 12 May 2014, so if this is for you then make sure you get your application in. Details are at the end of this article. Edinburgh International...

Virgin Atlantic ready for EIFF take off

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) this week announced Virgin Atlantic as Official Airline Partner for the 68th edition of the Festival. As part of the deal, Virgin Atlantic will fly many of the high profile industry...

Ten per cent rise in ticket sales at Edinburgh’s Film Festival

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The 67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival enjoyed a healthy increase in admissions at the 2013 Festival. More than 44,000 tickets were issued across the 12 day event which is a ten...

DInosaurs on the loose in Edinburgh!

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A Tyrannosaurus Rex has been on the rampage through Edinburgh - despite being extinct for the last 65 million years. The aftermath of the mischievous carnivore’s car-crushing antics caused bemusement among shoppers on Princes Street...

EIFF Awards ceremony held today

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The winners of this year’s prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival awards were announced at the Festival’s awards ceremony, held at Filmhouse today and hosted by Grant Lauchlan, producer and presenter of stv’s Moviejuice.  The...

EIFF – About Time – The Surprise Movie

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I haven’t been able to catch much of the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year, and didn’t have any plans to go this evening. But I had a fairly rough day at work and...

TER’s Picks For EIFF 2013 – Struck By Lightning, Frankenstein’s Army and Hawking

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 As the festival begins to wind down for another year, here are my recommendations for tomorrow.Struck By Lightning Screening as part of the festival's Not Another Teen Movie strand, Struck By Lightning (Cineworld, 6:10) is...

TER’s Picks For EIFF 2013 – Monsters University and Old Stock

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 Tomorrow is Family Gala day at the festival, with two special screenings of the latest release from Disney-Pixar. If that sort of thing isn't to your taste, there is plenty more to choose from....

TER’s Picks For EIFF 2013 – Upstream Colour, The Bling Ring, And More

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 As always, the two weekends at EIFF are the busiest period, with almost twice as many films available to see as on the weekdays. Here are a few you might want to look out...

TER’s Picks For EIFF 2013 – Frances Ha and Svengali

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 When I ask my friends if they'd like to come along to a film festival with me, a lot of them reply "no thanks, I'd prefer to go see Fast and Furious 6 instead"....

TER’s Picks For EIFF 2013 – Days Of Grace and A Long Way From...

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 As you would have seen in today's "Five Things" column, the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival Opening Night Gala screening of Breathe In from director Drake Doremus at the Festival Theatre takes place tonight....

Edinburgh International Film Festival programme now available

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The programme for this year's EIFF is as diverse as always, and the official trailer for it shows you a mere hint of what will be on offer from 19-30 June. There are 146...

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