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Breathe In to open Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Award-winning director-writer Drake Doremus’ moving and beautifully acted BREATHE IN will be the Opening Night film at the 67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).Starring Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, BREATHE...

Film Festival brings back the Student Critics Jury

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is pleased to confirm the return of the Student Critics Jury. Now in its second year, the initiative supports the future of film criticism and this year will bring...

Schools Film competition launched

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The Edinburgh Schools Film Competition is now live! Screen Education Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Film Festival today opened entries for short films to the Edinburgh Schools Film Competition. Open to all nursery, primary, secondary...

Bob Last to chair the Edinburgh International Film Festival

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The Centre for the Moving Image, the parent company of the Filmhouse Cinema and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), today announced the appointment of Bob Last (Producer of Terence Davies’ HOUSE OF MIRTH...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Something Else For The Weekend

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Here are two more films for you to choose from this weekend, courtesy of our friends at the EIFF.God Bless AmericaThe land of the spree.Frank is at the end of his rope. Middle-aged and...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – One to watch, one best avoided.

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You may have noticed that I have quite enjoyed all the films I have reviewed at the festival, to one degree or another. Well, today marks my first negative experience at this year’s EIFF,...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Picks For Next Weekend (part 1)

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Shadow Dancer Some very good Belfast accents. Belfast, 1973. Young Collette McVeigh sees her younger brother shot to death during a skirmish between the British Army and the IRA. Twenty years later, Collette is a member...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Top Pick For Sunday

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Just one film today, I'm afraid. It's a cracker though.Leave It On The TrackSex, violence and roller skates.Benjamin Pascoe's debut feature documentary tells the story of modern roller derby by focussing on the two...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – What’s Worth Catching On Monday

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Day Of The FlowersViva la revolución, big yin.When their father suddenly dies, two Glasgow sisters - one a socialist activist, the other a party girl - take his ashes to Cuba to scatter them...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – What To See This Saturday

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As the name suggests, there is a very international flavour to this festival, with the majority of films being at least partially in another language. Both of my picks for Saturday are subtitled movies:...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Highlights For Friday

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Grabbers Drink up, they're after you. Erin Island, Ireland. Garda Lisa Nolan arrives from the mainland for a two-week tour of duty, just as another guest arrives from a bit further away. Now Lisa must team...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Tomorrow at the festival

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by Ryan McNeely Pusher A week in the life... In this English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's 1996 debut, Richard Coyle stars as Frank, a small-time coke dealer in London. Over the course of seven increasingly frantic...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Opening Night film Killer Joe

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by Ryan McNeelyKiller JoeSleazy, in the best way.Chris Smith has a problem. Owing more than he can afford to a local loan shark, the only alternative to a duct tape grave is to have...

easyJet teams up with Edinburgh International Film Festival

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easyJet, Scotland’s largest airline, is the official European travel partner for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, its second year of association with one of the city’s leading Festivals.As part of the sponsorship deal,...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 – Young Talents programme

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival has just opened its programme for young film critics, for schools who want to make their own films and Media Days for schools to meet the filmmakers. Building on last...

Film Festival chooses opening night film

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THRILLER “KILLER JOE” TO KICK OFF 66th EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that William Friedkin’s shockingly cool and blackly comic noir thriller KILLER JOE will be the Opening Gala...

Pixar’s Scottish film to premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

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First Minister Alex Salmond and Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director Edinburgh International Film Festival have announced that the much anticipated Disney-Pixar animated film Brave, will receive a glittering European premiere, on the closing night of...

EIFF : Whisky Galore!

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WHISKY GALORE! is showing at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival on 17 June 2011 at 15.45. Alexander Mackendrick's 1949 Ealing comedy (adapted from Compton Mackenzie's novel, which in turn was inspired by a...

Citizen Participation – the final conversation

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CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Thursday 2nd June 2011 5-6.30 pm, with drinks and nibbles after 6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, University of Edinburgh Citizen Participaton are holding the last...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Programme Launch

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Lavish extravagance ditched in favour of ‘an exciting, fun, engaged, serious, brainy, and relevant series of events’ at the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival. Following months of speculation since the release of the ‘blueprint’ for the...

EIFF launch 2011 programme

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The 2011 Edinburgh International Film Festival today unveiled a fresh programme mix for its 65th year, packed with screenings, new events, collaborations and innovative film experiences for the city –the first fruits of a plan...

Edinburgh Schools short film competition launched

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival and Pilton Video today launched the Edinburgh Schools short film competition.Open to all pupils in nursery, primary and secondary education within City of Edinburgh establishments, the competition will see...

Cinema on Sunday

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There is so much culture in Edinburgh at the moment but you will be forgiven for escaping to the cinema this Sunday if you go to see either of these wonderful films on offer.First...

Animation at EIFF

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There has been a lot of hype about animation at the Film Festival, with premieres of Toy Story 3, The Illusionist, and the insanely brilliant Jackboots On Whitehall.But I have read less about the...

Hannah McGill Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival speaks!

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What does Hannah look for in a film that may open or close the Festival?Hannah McGill: It's a combination of factors and a degree of instinct! It is very important for both events that...

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