City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Film Festival

One Mile Away Wins Michael Powell Award

EIFF 2012: One Mile Away

Director Penny Woolcock has been awarded the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film for her film One Mile Away, a documentary following two members of rival Birmingham gangs as they attempt to broker a peace agreement.

Video: Peter Strickland on Berberian Sound Studio

Director Peter Strickland (who made Silver Bear winning drama Katalin Varga) talks about why Berberian Sound Studio, a film about a soundtrack artist from the Seventies, was so appealling to him. 

EIFF 2012 Best of the Fest Screenings

Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio

The Edinburgh Film Festival Best of the Fest programme has now been announced for Sunday 1 July.

EIFF 2012: Documentaries Review

The Search For Emak Bakia

Traditionally, documentaries at Edinburgh International Film Festival were given their own strand but this year, perhaps in acknowledgement of how many m

EIFF 2012: International Cinema Review

Modest Reception

Following last years damp squib of a line-up, which managed to please absolutely no-one and barely seemed to register an interest in global cinema, Edinburgh

Stars To Come Out for EIFF's Good But Not Daring Brave

Brave - Merida fires arrow

The Scottish stars of Disney-Pixar’s Brave will be piped onto a red carpet at the Festival Theatre for the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) closing gala and European Premiere of Brave on Saturday.

EIFF Blog: "It's Almost Like Last Year Didn't Happen"

EIFF director Chris Fujiwara with Gomez

EIFF artistic director Chris Fujiwara is ubiquitous. He's maintaining a daily blog with commentary on the festival, offering up recommendations via YouTube, while trying to be everywhere on the ground for guests, delegates, and audiences alike. There he is at the Filmhouse with Tabu director Miguel Gomes (above). And there he is again in another guise at the Traverse on Sunday night, playing bass in a 90-minute concert with his Philippine band The Brockas.

Film Festival Freebies and Competitions

I'm usually one of the last people to find out about film festival freebies and competitions, but if you haven't had your head stuck in the film festival these last few days then here's a couple of

EIFF 2012 Blog: 3 Films and An Event for the Diary

Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio

Wasn't it a good idea to bring back the Michael Powell award? Or rather a bad idea to axe the competition in the first place. Here's three strong contenders for EIFF 2012's mantle of “Best British Feature”.

Video: Why 'Grabbers' Actors Had to Drink on the Job

Actors Richard Coyle and Ruth Bradley talk about their preparations for the "romantic horror-comedy" featuring an alien bloody-sucking monster in Grabbers, including why the director was so pissed he could hardly work his camera.