City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Film Festival


Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins Join Centre for the Moving Image

EIFF Patron Tilda Swinton

Gavin Miller, CEO Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) announced today that actor and cultural activist Tilda Swinton and curator, filmmaker and author Mark Cousins have joined the CMI as Creative Advisors.

Edindocs

The Referee showing at Edindocs

Whales, refs, base-jumping, and the impact of climate change on a scottish ski resort are some of the subjects covered by 25 films appearing at Edindocs, a new mini documentary film festival which

Edinburgh Film Festival Director Bids Farewell

EIFF 2010 Opening Night: Moment of Reckoning

Hannah McGill has decided to step down from her role as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. McGill has been at the helm of the EIFF since 2006 and curated her first film festival in 2007. Prior to that she was a programme consultant for the festival for five years.

Curtain Raised on Scottish Centre For Moving Image

The Scottish Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) took another step forward in its development today with the announcement by Leslie Hills, Chair, CMI Board, of senior management appointments. Gavin Miller is appointed in the position of CEO and Graham Wallace as COO at the newly formed CMI with immediate effect.

The Edge of Dreaming & Monsters Are My Picks of EIFF 2010

Monster

Dylan offers some of his highlights of the recently ended Edinburgh International Film Festival

EIFF 2010: After The Wave

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

With the dust settling and awards presented for this years Edinburgh International Film Festival, one important aspect of the event which can be somewhat overlooked is the annual retrospective.  Instead of a more traditional focus on one particular film-maker, the 2010 EIFF programme presented an excellent overview of forgotten British cinema between 1967 and 1979.

Black Comedies Win Top Awards at Edinburgh Film Festival

Skeletons

Nick Whitfield's darkly, fanciful comedy Skeletons, about a couple of exorcists, has won the coveted Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Meanwhile, the deathly comedy Get Low, which stars Robert Duvall, who arranges his own funeral before dying, and Bill Murray as the funeral director, won the 2010 Standard Life Audience Award.

Two Extraordinary Documentaries In One Day at EIFF

Just a brief note to say that if you are free today there are two extraordinary films worth seeing at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

EIFF 2010: Herzog, Lynch and The Runaways

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

Two films receiving their UK premiere this week at the Edinburgh International Film Festival probed the dysfunctional reality beneath sun-drenched east coast USA, as well as both featuring the unsettling presence of actor Michael Shannon.

Donkeys Receives A Rapturous Reception at Edinburgh Film Festival

Donkeys

Day 5 of the Edinburgh Film Festival ended on a high after the gentle delights of Mai Mai Miracle (see earlier blog/review). In the afternoon I attended a Scottish Screen reception on the sunny rooftop of the Delegate Centre which has almost 360° panoramic views of the city. There I ran into Morag McKinnon and Colin McLaren, director and writer of the much anticipated Donkeys which was to receive its world premiere just a few hours later.