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Hallam Foe will open the Edinburgh Film Festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the longest continually running film festival in the world, announced today that David Mackenzie’s romantic drama “Hallam Foe” will be the opening film of this year’s festival. The announcement was made today by the Festival’s Artistic Director, Hannah McGill. “Hallam Foe” stars BAFTA award winner Jamie Bell (“Flags of Our Fathers,” “King Kong,” “Billy Elliott”) in the title role along with Sophia Myles (“Underworld,...

Emden-Norderney line up highlights

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18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney from 13th-20th June 2007 19 feature films in competition in Lower Saxony’s largest film festival The competition nominations for the 18th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney have been finalised. 19 feature films from 11 countries will be competing for the three feature film awards – the Bernhard Wicki Award, the DGB Film Award and the NDR Young Directors Award, presented at the Festival for the first time. A further 9 films from 5 coun...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Announces New Initiatives

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From August 15th to 26th the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will run for the 61st time, and this year with new ventures.  EIFF, the longest continually running film festival in the world,  announced two new aspects to their festival.  The first will be a UK Talent Show, entitled "Trailblazers."  The talent show will be comprised of 20 people, half will be graduating students from the UK's screen academies of Skillset (A UK company funded by industry and governm...

Film Festival Summit IFFS Europe Speakers

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The International Film Festival Summit IFFS Europe will bring together leading film festivals and professionals from around the world to network, innovate, and share ideas. The summit will address the proliferation of festivals, sponsorship strategies, operations & management, technology, programming, and the distribution of film. Join your peers and colleagues for an event you can't afford to  miss!SPEAKERS INCLUDE:Henri Behar,Press, Toronto & Cannes Film Festival Despina Mouzaki...

Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference: Study of film audiences

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The Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh - home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival - announces its 2nd Edinburgh Film Audiences Conference.The study of film audiences is a developing area that explores attitudes towards films, influence of meanings and cultural identity as well as findings relating to age, class, ethnic and gender groups. This conference aims to unite academics and the film industry in the discussion of audience research and its impact on content, ethics and different...

Hannah McGill new Artistic Director for Edinburgh Fest

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HANNAH MCGILL NAMED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THEEDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALThe Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the longest continually running film festival in the world, announced today that Hannah McGill has been named the Festival’s new Artistic Director, replacing Shane Danielsen who will step down as Artistic Director following the upcoming Festival after five years in the position. McGill will take up her post on September 1, 2006.The announcement was made by Fes...

Edinburgh wraps: fest closing awards and party

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Weather-wise, Edinburgh is a far cry from Malaga. But the sun did appear, albeit briefly, for yesterday’s Closing Night red carpet for the premiere of The Business, which is set in southern Spain. Director Nick Love arrived at "The Business" closing film of the 59th Edinburgh Film Festival with cast members Danny Dyer, Georgina Chapman, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Adam Bolton and Eddie Weber. And although the gentlemen all looked quite sharp, Chapman, a vision in pink silk, clearly stole the sho...

The Edinburgh awards Super Size me

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58th EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2004 AWARD WINNERSBest British Short Film JOINT WINNER: BILLY˜S DAY OUT directed by Iain B MacDonald WHO KILLED BROWN OWL directed by Christine Molloy & Joe LawlorAward for New British AnimationJOINT WINNER: Shynola for Blur ­ GOOD SONG John-Paul Harney - BRAND SPANKINGNew Director's Award SUPER SIZE ME directed by Morgan SpurlockAndrew Pulver, Judge of the Guardian New Directors Award and Arts Editor of The Guardian said, "Super Size Me is the latest...

Black Box tribute to Margareth Tait at Edinburgh

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Black Box 2004 HighlightsThe world of art collides with film and videoBLACK BOX programme, at the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival, will include a major retrospective of the work of Scottish filmmaker Margaret Tait and the world premiere of Sam Taylor Wood˜s installation art —STRINGS.˜The Black Box programme was developed in order to explore video art and performance within the realm of film. This year˜s programme includes some of the most thought-provoking and pioneering work in ...

Untold Scandal replaces 2046 as EIFF closing film

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The 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced a new Closing Night film for 2004 ­ the UK Premiere of Untold Scandal ­ E J-yong˜s magnificent South Korean remake of Dangerous Liaisons, replacing Wong Kar-Wai˜s 2046, which will not finish editing until the beginning of September. In addition to forfeiting its UK premiere at EIFF˜s Closing Night, 2046 is also unavailable to screen at Toronto, Vancouver and San Sebastian Film Festivals, and will now be released in the UK in Janua...

Anderson Tribute at the Edinburgh Festival

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Anderson Tribute and Zurlini Retrospective at the Edinburgh Festival. August 18 to 29 The Edinburgh International Film Festival will organize a tribute to Scottish director Lindsay Anderson, which includes a performance by esteemed actor Malcolm McDowell; and a retrospective on Valerio Zurlini, one of the most influential Italian filmmakers of his generation.Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the death of director Lindsay Anderson, EIFF will be screening two of his features, O LUCKY MAN! (19...

58th Edinburgh fest opens with diaries

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58th Festival Announces Cannes Titles Fresh from its acclaimed screening at Cannes, the 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival is proud to announce that its Opening Night film for 2004 will be THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES. This UK premiere looks likely to be held in the presence of star GAEL GARCIA BERNAL and director WALTER SALLES.Cannes audience favourite, DEAR FRANKIE has also been confirmed for the Edinburgh programme. This film is from the screenwriter of Afterlife (EIFF Audience Award winne...
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