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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021 will take place in August this year

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Announced today by Edinburgh International Film Festival is their return in a new and innovative form this summer, with the event running 18-25 August 2021.Championing Scottish and UK filmmaking, the Festival will include physical...

Annual film competition for Scottish youth launches

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The youth programme of Edinburgh International Film Festival – EIFF Youth – has launched their annual film competition, the New Visions Short Film Competition.The competition is open to all 15-25 year olds residing in...

Talent Lab Connects 2021 programme participants announced by EIFF

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Six projects have been announced by Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) for the upcoming edition of Talent Lab Connects programme and confirm that following a successful delivery last year, the 2021 version will again...

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...

Edinburgh Filmhouse’s popular Senior Selections go online

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It has been announced that the popular programme of screenings for over 60s from Edinburgh Filmhouse is going online.'Senior Selections at Home' will meet monthly to watch and discuss a film chosen by the...

Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh begins this Friday

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The first ever 'Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh' kicks off digitally on 18 September with an ambitious programme of features, documentaries and shorts charting the fascinating history of Taiwanese cinema starting with the 60s plus...

Film Review: ‘Tenet’ ★★★★

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Cinema officially returns with an almighty arthouse blockbuster.Direction:Christopher NolanScreenplay:Christopher NolanCast:John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Himesh Patel, Clémency Poésy, Michael CaineLength:150 minutesRating:PG-13Christopher Nolan has done it again.  ‘Tenet’ is...

Programme of special events announced by Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh

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The first ever 'Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh' is pleased to announce a programme of special events accompanying the ambitious film offer. The two Q&A sessions presented in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute and moderated...

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...

Cinema at Summerhall this weekend

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On Sunday 24 November 2019 at 5.00pmYour chance to discover new film talents on screen and in person as part of the French Film Festival UK. Short Cuts - French films with English subtitles.The programme...

BAFTA ‘For the Love of Film’ competition searches for local film heroes

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Entries are now open for the second annual competition recognising individuals nationwide who have done something amazing simply ‘For the Love of Film’Following a hugely successful inaugural year, which drew hundreds of applications from...

Powerful short film directed by Napier film lecturer

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The stories of four females who had previously served sentences at HMPYOI Polmont have been brought to life through a powerful new short film. Directed by Paul Gray, programme leader for BA (Hons) Film at Edinburgh...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review – Ideal Home ***

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Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd star as Erasmus and Paul, long-term lovers who live a carefree life in Sante Fe, where Erasmus is a kitsch celebrity TV chef and Paul his long-suffering producer. The...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review: Hearts Beat Loud ****

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In the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook, widowed dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to California to study medicine, while being...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review: Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis *****

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Two years ago, Travis frontman Fran Healy had an idea to direct a music documentary with a difference. “I wanted to create a picture of us at that point, take a music journalist with...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Review: Time Trial ***

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Finlay Pretsell’s documentary follows Scottish-born David Millar on his final season in cycling in 2014 as he attempts to gain selection for what will be his 13th Tour de France.Millar bought his first road...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Best of The Fest – Sunday 1 July

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The line-up for this year’s “Best of the Fest” - a chance to see some of the most popular films from the Film Festival - has been announced. The following eight film screenings take...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Review: In Darkness ***

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Natalie Dormer stars as Sofia in a psychological revenge thriller which sadly does not live up to its initial promise. Blind pianist Sofia overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers which results in...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Review: Anna and the Apocalypse ****

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Anna and the Apocalypse is a teen-zombie-musical-comedy, a strange but thankfully well executed premise. The film’s tone is almost indefinable but imagine a mashup of High School Musical and Night of the Living Dead,...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Review: RBG ****

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In the documentary RBG, directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen seek to discover how softly spoken 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is inspiring a whole new generation of women who are calling...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review : Whitney ****

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In the six years since Whitney Houston’s death so much has been written about her life you’d be forgiven for thinking you already know the story. You’d be wrong.In this stunning documentary Academy Award...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – The Parting Glass

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The world premiere of The Parting Glass, starring Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O’Hare, Anna Paquin, Rhys Ifans and Edward Asner, will take place at the Festival Theatre tomorrow Sunday 24 June 2018. The Parting Glass...

Hidden Door: Women with Fierce Words

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What is your Fierce Word?Here are some that others have chosen:equality, joy, fierce, passion, mirror, truth, spirit, queen, empathy, transformation, thrawn*…These words were selected for their ability to empower. The women who chose them...

In Edinburgh this month: the 12th Africa in Motion Film Festival

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‘Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds.’ (Martin Scorsese, founder, World Cinema Fund) The first film...

Screen sector is area of growth

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A £475,000 Scottish Government investment to support the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) plans to set up a base in Scotland and support new bursaries, in partnership with the BBC, has been announced.The...

BFI Black Star Film Season

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The British Film Institute recently published a list of '10 Great Black British Films' - films about the black British experience. I'm afraid I'd only seen one of them, heard of maybe two or...

‘Notes on Blindness’ at the Cameo on 12 September – book your tickets now!

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The screening of Notes on Blindness will only take place if enough people book tickets by 4 September.The ourscreen website has the details hereThe cinema https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Cameo_Picturehouse.[vimeo 157679987 w=640 h=360]Trailer for NOTES ON BLINDNESS: INTO DARKNESS from Kaleidoscope...

Cameo reintroduce ‘Cameo Curated By’….

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It's back! The Cameo cinema in Tollcross has reintroduced its Curated By strand which allows prominent locals to have a film of their choice screened there.On 25 August it is the turn of artist...

Meanwhile…. at The Filmhouse

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 While all the Festival and Fringe hubbub goes on outside it is still possible to escape it by retiring to the darkness of The Filmhouse where they are playing Sid and Nancy over the...

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