City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Film Festival

Faintheart - the MySpace "User led" Movie

Walking up Lothian Road yesterday morning, there was an unusually large crowd of people milling around in Festival Square.

Current TV Distribution For Shorts Makers

Al Gore's television channel Current TV is in Edinburgh during the film festival and is holding a couple of open events tomorrow. The channel, which is looking to acquire short films for its station, is holding a panel discussion on self-distribution, entitled Take Your Short and Shove It.

1 Minute Wonder Competition

Last night was the party to announce the winner of the "1 Minute Wonder Film Competition." Tickets and beer were free, which always makes for a popular event.

See Four "Best of EIFF" Films for £15

The Edinburgh International Film Festival announced the Best of the Fest line-up for Sunday 26th August. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for 4.

Garbage Warrior Is An Inspiration

I'm just just back from the videotheque at the EIFF delegate centre, and I have to recommend a documentary - Garbage Warrior.

Women's Film Gets Boost at EIFF

A new scheme designed to boost women's films was launched tonight at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Digital Smoke and Mirrors at EIFF

One of the side events for EIFF delegates was an introduction to Special Visual Effects for Low Budget Filmmakers. The presentation was primarily a promotional event for courses that filmmakers can take at the London Film Academy, but it was quite an eye-opener.

Bob Hoskins Pulls Out of BAFTA Interview

The BAFTA interview with Bob Hoskins, one of the headline events of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, has had to be cancelled at the 11th hour. The actor, who stars in forthcoming romantic comedy Sparkle, is said to be recovering from surgery on his shoulder.

EIFF 2007 Opening & Pocket Shorts

The press were out in force at Cineworld Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Film Festival opener Hallam Foe last night. There were a total of five screenings of Hallam Foe.

Hallam Foe Opens Edinburgh Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the screening of Hallam Foe. You couldn't ask for a more fitting curtain-raiser for the fest