Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Red carpet to be rolled out in June again

THE Edinburgh International Film Festival will be held in June for the fifth year in a row, it has been announced.

You're not LA or Cannes says film fest boss

THE man at the helm of this year's scaled-back Edinburgh International Film Festival has launched a staunch defence of the event, admiting it had suffered in the face of budget cuts.

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Tim Cornwell: Give the Edinburgh International Film Festival a proper home

A COUPLE of old festival hands think this is an idea worth floating, so I'll float it.

Gareth Edwards: Time for a new script

As organisers of the Film Festival hint about a return to August, Gareth Edwards asks what the future holds for the event

Analysis: Lack of buzz reveals sad truth: the timing's not right

Maybe it's time for the organisers of the Edinburgh International Film Festival to admit the move to June was a mistake. There's no shame in it. They tried something; it didn't really work.

Edinburgh International Film Festival's star dims

IT WAS a guest list fit for any Hollywood occasion. Sir Sean Connery was in dazzling form as he welcomed A-listers including Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tilda Swinton, Gabriel Byrne and Robbie Coltrane to the National Gallery of Scotland.

Film festival director to fight for job as hunt starts for successor

THE director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival has vowed to fight to remain in charge despite revelations of a new recruitment drive to find someone to head up the event.

Gig review: The Prisoner

The Prisoner Institut Francais d'Ecosse: Cineconcerts, Edinburgh ***

Film Festival suffers first night nerves

THE director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival has defended this year's low-key approach as it emerged major events are failing to sell out.

Webchat as it happened: Andrew Eaton-Lewis on the Edinburgh Film Festival and the Fringe programme

Arts editor Andrew Eaton-Lewis hosted an online discussion about the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the programme for the Fringe today.

Film previews: Edinburgh International Film Festival

In the first of his round-ups of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, our critic finds a few big fish are floundering somewhat

Edinburgh film festival premiere for rock giants Kings of Leon

ROCK giants Kings of Leon have given the Edinburgh International Film Festival a huge boost by revealing they will stage the European premiere of a documentary about the band.

The Main Event: Edinburgh International Film Festival

SO NO FESTIVAL pants then? In the end, the notorious gimmick proposed by artistic advisers Mark Cousins, Linda Myles and Tilda Swinton didn't make it to the all-change, adventurous new Edinburgh International Film Festival, which announced its programme last week. Perhaps it was for the best: many of the EIFF's promotional gambits this year have already ended up in a twist.

Steve Cardownie: Study proves huge benefits of capital's festivals

THEY support thousands of jobs, enrich children's imaginations, boost civic pride, swell Scotland's coffers by hundreds of millions of pounds and enrich our lives.

Analysis: Radical rethink may be just a retread for a sadly worn set of wheels

IT WAS probably too much to hope that this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival would secure the UK premiere of Lynne Ramsay's Cannes-feted We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Opening credits for film festival that's not just about film

LIVE music and club nights, outdoor park screenings, a bike-powered mobile cinema and fashion celebrations will be staged as part of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, organisers have revealed.

Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils its 2011 programme

THE curtain was raised on the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival today, with a diverse billing of premieres, shorts and special events planned.

Musicians to provide soundtracks at EFF

IT'S Mad Max, but not as we know it. Mel Gibson's classic film of the post-apocalypse is to spearhead a revival of a phenomenon from the age of the silent movies.

Upwardly mobile: film festival lands deal with phone giant

THE Edinburgh International Film Festival has struck a sponsorship deal with mobile phone provider Nokia to back a three-day series of short-film events.

The film role that never was: Tilda Swinton denies playing part in movie festival

HOLLYWOOD actress Tilda Swinton has denied she ever agreed to help mastermind a rethink of the Edinburgh International Film Festival - despite being unveiled as a figurehead of the new-look event.

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