Edinburgh News: film
One of the key ingredients for the Edinburgh International Film Festival's anticipated return to form this year will be the re-introduction of awards.
Chris Menges, the Oscar-winning cinematographer of The Mission and The Killing Fields will be appearing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, ope
In a small dark hotel room in Fort William no one can hear you scream. Except the guy sitting a few feet behind me who had just said ‘It’s probably in the shuttle with her’.
Before the film, the trailers. As you would expect. Except today of all days I wondered if the projectionist was taking the proverbial for up there on the screen assisted by a thundering rendition of the national anthem was a stirring trailer for the re-release of A Queen is Crowned.
‘You know, if the idea of decapitating someone actually upsets you, then that’s love’ remarks The Dictator’s exasperated assistant, now suspecting his Supreme Leader realise
A week ago I attended an opening where I got into conversation about the pros and cons of 3D films. Lumbering uncomfortably from foot to foot in a shifty manner nearby was a gatecrasher chancing upon the free wine. He kept glancing towards me, eavesdropping on our chat.
This year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (20 June to 1 July) will screen a Retrospective of Japanese director Shinji Somai.
The films of Somai (1948-2001) are little known outside of Japan and many of the films showing in the retrospective will be having their first UK screening. Several will be having European premieres at the EIFF.
Residents are being reminded that there are only seven days left to register to vote for the local council elections on 3 May.
Calling independent documentary filmmakers: the Scottish Documentary Institute is looking for 12 projects to host at the Edinburgh Pitch, a 3-day workshop where participants learn about TV commissi
‘May the odds be in your favour’ isn’t quite as snappy as ‘May the force be with you’ but I can see it becoming the latest playground catchphrase as hordes of impressi
The Edinburgh International Film Festival got a welcome boost today with the announcement that Disney-Pixar’s feature animation “Brave” will close the 2012 festival. It will be Brave's European premiere.
I have to admit this was a very pleasant surprise, perhaps because it’s the first film in months I haven’t seen endless trailers or saturation TV ads for, but then again I went to sleep
The annual Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival opens today (Monday) continuing until Saturday with a stimulating and eclectic program
War Horse is a curious beast - disappointing in many ways - but like Spielberg’s lesser works it still deploys a few rousing set pieces reminding us of the flashes of brilliance he is capable
They don’t make ‘em like that anymore. Well they do now as cinema comes full circle with this delightful nostalgic breeze.