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The Story Works: new screenwriting training initiative at Edinburgh Festival

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Edinburgh, Scotland, 15 October 2009, The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced a new training initiative funded by Skillset, - The Story Works.The Story Works is a high-level screenwriting initiative aimed at experienced screenwriters which will be delivered by the triumvirate partnership of story editor Kate Leys - as project director, producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey as creative advisors and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.The programme is supported by an advi...

NEWSLETTER N° 424: July 8, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 424: July 8, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Dates set for the Doha Tribeca Film Festival ...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Award Winners announced

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the winners in the twelve competition categories for both feature and short films. The awards were presented by EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill, Deputy Artistic Director Diane Henderson and Patrons Sir Sean Connery and Seamus McGarvey on the closing day of the Festival at a public ceremony in Filmhouse. This year's winners are:Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by the UK Film CouncilMOON - Directed by Duncan ...

The Edinburgh International Film Festival Awards

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced the winners in the twelve competition categories for both feature and short films. The awards were presented by EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill, Deputy Artistic Director Diane Henderson and Patrons Sir Sean Connery and Seamus McGarvey on the closing day of the Festival at a public ceremony in Filmhouse. This year’s winners are:Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film, sponsored by the UK Film CouncilMOON – Directed ...

Juries and news from Edinburgh

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), announced 2009’s Michael Powell Jury in addition to the other five juries deliberating across the Festival’s awards. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT; PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Joining him on the Jury are journalist, broadcaster and author Janet Street-Porter; USA Today film critic Claudia Puig; Academy Award® Best Actor nominee and Broadway legend Frank Langella (FROST/NIXON; GOOD NIGHT AND GO...

Sean Connery and array of stars to attend Edinburgh

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) Managing Director Ginnie Atkinson and Artistic Director Hannah McGill, today announced some of the expected guests at this year’s Festival as well as the film line-up for the Festival’s free outdoor screenings, FILM FESTIVAL UNDER THE STARS, in association with Homecoming Scotland.Returning to Scotland in 2009 are expected guests including: Alan Cumming, Alfonso Cuarón, Andrea Arnold, Anthony Dod Mantle, Bill Forsyth, Brenda Blethyn, Darren Arono...

25 Trailblazers of 2009 announced by Edinburgh Fest

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In Cannes today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in association with Skillset announced the 25 Trailblazers of 2009. These up-and-coming individuals have been selected from the EIFF programme and from the graduation shorts submitted by students of the Skillset Screen Academies. The intention of the Trailblazers showcase is to unite the work of the Skillset Screen Academies with that of EIFF. The scheme honours their joint commitment to the generation, encouragement and promotion...

Vampires and Indian cinema legends at Edinburgh

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today two unique programme highlights and two established strands, ahead of the Festival’s main programme launch on Wednesday 6 May. CINEMATIC TELEVISION is the first time the EIFF has married cinema and television in their programme, offering audiences the UK premieres of high concept TV drama on the big screen. Ahead of its UK July transmission on FX, the EIFF will screen the first two episodes of much anticipated US vampire drama TR...

Seamus McGarvey new Edinburgh Festival Patron

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that BAFTA and Oscar® nominated cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey, joins Sean Connery, Tilda Swinton and Robert Carlyle as a Festival Patron. McGarvey’s hugely varied career to date includes working with directors such as Oliver Stone, Stephen Daldry and Stephen Frears as well as lensing critically acclaimed films (ATONEMENT, THE HOURS) and box office hits (CHARLOTTE’S WEB). Most recently he has wrapped THE SOLOIST with Robert ...

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Started in 1947, EIFF is the longest continually running film festival in the world, and a key part of British film culture. Celebrating the best in fresh film talent from home and abroad, EIFF is a true home of innovative and exciting cinema.

Edinburgh Festival introduces 2 new awards

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival Artistic Director Hannah McGill today announced the introduction of two new significant international awards; Best New International Feature Award and Best International Short Film at this year’s Festival, 17 – 28 June 2009.The Film Festival, now in its second year in June, has been long acclaimed for its discovery and recognition of outstanding British Film, awarding The Michael Powell Award to cinematic gems such as Control, Tsotsi and last years w...

Iain Smith is to be the new Chair of Edinburgh Festival

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The internationally acclaimed producer Iain Smith is to be the new Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, it was announced today by EIFF Managing Director, Ginnie Atkinson. He will take over from John McCormick on 10 October. McCormick has been Chair since 1996 and has led the organisation through various periods of positive change culminating in the recent UK Film Council Film Festivals Strategy 3 year Lottery award of £1.8million.Smith, a Scot, was awarded an OBE in the 2008 Qu...

Robert Carlyle becomes Edinburgh Festival patron

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival today confirmed that actor Robert Carlyle has accepted the role of Festival Patron. Carlyle was invited by Sir Sean Connery to join him and Tilda Swinton, the Festival’s two other Patrons, at the close of this year’s successful EIFF.The announcement comes after the Festival concluded its box-office breaking 12 day run in the new calendar-slot of June. Commenting on the Festival’s new Patron, EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill said: “Robert Carl...

Industry events at Edinburgh Fest

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9 June 2008: 2008 will herald a record number of Industry Events at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) aimed at industry professionals across all levels of experience, from Friday 20 June to Friday 27 June. A new talent focus will encourage those early in their careers with a special weekend pass offer, which will enable them to attend panel discussions including PRODUCER FAT CATS? HOW TO SUCCEED – AND SURVIVE – AS AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCER IN THE UK, looking at the skills needed...

Danny Huston head Edinburgh's jury

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), in association with the UK Film Council, announced 2008’s Michael Powell Jury as well as a substantial increase in the Award’s financial reward for Best British Film. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is actor Danny Huston (THE CONSTANT GARDENER; 21 GRAMS), who will also attend the world premiere of THE KREUTZER SONATA at the Festival. Joining him on the Jury are international producer Sigurjon Sighvatsson (ZIDANE: A 21st ...

Trailblazers in association with Edinburgh Fest and Skillset

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In Cannes the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in association with Skillset announced 2008’s set of Trailblazers. These up-and-coming individuals have been selected from the EIFF programme and from the graduation shorts submitted by students of the Skillset Screen Academies. The intention of the Trailblazers showcase is to unite the work of the Skillset Screen Academies with that of EIFF. The scheme will honour their joint commitment to the generation, encouragement and promotion ...

Under the radar new cult section at Edinburgh Festival

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will host a new section at this year’s Festival, celebrating the true spirit of ‘cult’ film, entitled UNDER THE RADAR. UNDER THE RADAR will screen six feature films including two World, two International and two UK premieres, continuing the EIFF’s commitment to bringing new films and talent to both the festival circuit and audiences. Citing 2007’s EIFF guest John Waters as inspiration ...

Newsletter 321, June 28 2007

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A view on Docu selection for next Edinburgh

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will showcase twenty-two documentary features including Chris Waitt’s A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES; Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award Winner MAN ON WIRE directed by BAFTA nominee James Marsh, and Errol Morris’ Berlin International Film Festival Jury Grand Prix winner, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE. Chris Waitt’s film is a comical documentation of the fil...

The Edge of Love will open the Edinburgh Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced today that John Maybury’s Dylan Thomas biopic THE EDGE OF LOVE will be the Opening Gala at this year’s Festival, which will run from 18 – 29 June 2008. The announcement was made today by EIFF’s Artistic Director, Hannah McGill. THE EDGE OF LOVE stars Academy Award® Nominee Keira Knightley (ATONEMENT, PRIDE & PREJUDICE), BAFTA Nominee Sienna Miller (INTERVIEW, STARDUST) Matthew Rhys (BROTHERS & SISTERS), and Cillian Murphy (THE W...

We Are Together and Billy the Kid top prizes at Edinburgh

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The Awards for the 61st EIFF have been presented, with Control, We Are Together and Billy the Kid scooping the top prizes.It's been another special year at the EIFF and the prizes for the 61st edition of the Film Festival were today presented at an exclusive ceremony at the capital's Caledonian Hilton.Anton Corbijn's fantastic Control was a double winner - the director picking up the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film and lead actor Sam Riley winning the PPG Award...

We Are Together and Billy the Kid top prizes at Edimburgh

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The Awards for the 61st EIFF have been presented, with Control, We Are Together and Billy the Kid scooping the top prizes.It's been another special year at the EIFF and the prizes for the 61st edition of the Film Festival were today presented at an exclusive ceremony at the capital's Caledonian Hilton.Anton Corbijn's fantastic Control was a double winner - the director picking up the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film and lead actor Sam Riley winning the PPG Award...

Next Edinburgh Festival will move to june 2008

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The EIFF's move to June in 2008 has won the approval of leading figures in government, the film industry and beyond.The Edinburgh International Film Festival is to move to a June date in a bold move to grow its global creative reputation and widen its audience appeal. From 2008, the Festival will run from 18 to 29 June. For 60 years, the Festival has traditionally been held in August as part of the Edinburgh arts festivals' month - making it the world's longest continually running f...

Next 2008 Edinburgh Festival will move to june

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The EIFF's move to June in 2008 has won the approval of leading figures in government, the film industry and beyond.The Edinburgh International Film Festival is to move to a June date in a bold move to grow its global creative reputation and widen its audience appeal. From 2008, the Festival will run from 18 to 29 June. For 60 years, the Festival has traditionally been held in August as part of the Edinburgh arts festivals' month - making it the world's longest continually running film festival....

Julie Delpy’s “Two Days in Paris” Will Close The Edinburgh Festival

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At a press conference at Filmhouse in Edinburgh this morning, Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced the final programme details for the 61st edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase one hundred and twenty feature-length films from thirty one countries, including one hundred and one new features of which twenty five are world or international premieres and sixty eight are UK premieres. Highlights include Anton Corbijn’s “Control”...
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