Now that the dust has settled on the launch it seems appropriate to take stock.
Edinburgh Film Festival
In spite of prior rumblings and fears, this year's EIFF will be more accessible and vibrant in many ways than previous years
After the Edinburgh International Film Festival's struggle with financial problems and loss of key personnel over the last year, you can understand why they might want to open the festival with a comedy.
The 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival draws ever closer, with the programme launch this Tuesday and the EIFF itself starting in a month. So what should we expect from the much discussed, but still uncertain "ambitious transformation" of the festival?
What was started in 1993 by Dead by Dawn festival director Adele Hartley as a response to a dare has developed into a regular slot in the Edinburgh film festival calendar.
Edinburgh Film Festival director James Mullighan has rebutted recent media reports suggesting Mark Cousins, Linda Myles, and Tilda Swinton have "parted company" with the film festival and that the festival is running months behind schedule.
The European Film Festival 2011 is a seasonal fest of 11 films showing at Edinburgh Filmhouse.
Edinburgh's Festivals will share £2 million from the Scottish Government to showcase Scottish cultural and creative talent.
The old Odeon Cinema on Clerk Street has been boarded up for years. Campaigners say it should be, and it can be, saved.
The Edinburgh Film Festival is truly getting a big shake-up whether it likes it or not. We knew funding would be an issue this year following the loss of a £1.9 million three-year grant from the UK Film Council.