City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh Film Festival


New Edinburgh Film Festival Director Is Journo Chris Fujiwara

Chris Fujiwara

New artistic director says EIFF dates "likely" to stay in June

Edinburgh Film Festival Down But Not Out

Ceilidh at EIFF 2011

There were some memorable moments, but the Edinburgh Film Festival 2011 was generally a lacklustre, disappointing affair, that looked like it was cobbled together at the last minute.

EIFF 2011 Blog w/ The Divide director Xavier Gens

The Divide

The other stand-out piece for me at this year’s festival was the grim post-apocalyptic movie by French director Xavier Gens, The Divide.

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011: Documentary

Bobby Fischer Against The World

For all its flaws, the Edinburgh Film Festival, which ends tomorrow, has presented a fine selection of documentaries from around the globe, possibly fostered by new connections with Sheffield’s much acclaimed documentary festival. They’ve ranged from inspired and thought-provoking all the way down to practically unwatchable.

Film of the Week: Hell and Back Again

Hell and Back Again still

When Sergeant Nathan Harris enlisted in the US Marines aged 18 he was asked ‘why do you want to join the army son?’ He replied ‘because I want to kill people sir’. The man signing him up said ‘that’s the best answer we’ve ever had’.

Edinburgh Film Festival To Host Bike Powered Screenings

EIFF's Bike Powered cinema

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is saving a few watts of energy at a series of bicycle powered film screenings this week. I say "bike powered" but you could as easily say it's "whisky powered" as the event - in a rare combination of a form of transport and alcohol - is being sponsored by Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky.

EIFF - Days 4 & 5: The Good, The Bad and the BBC

EIFF BBC

I've just come out of a screening of 'My Brothers', thought it was a lovely little movie from first time writer Will Collins and first time director Paul Fraser.

EIFF - Day 3: "If it bleeds, we can review it..."

EIFF Horror

On Day three I decided to catch up with the actual films of the festival and try to leave the critical theory behind me for a day.

EIFF - Day 2: Project New Cinephilia

New Cinephilia at Inspace

My second day was almost entirely consumed by the day-long symposium that was Project: New Cinephilia. This seminar-esque attempt to create meaningf