Gavin Miller, CEO for the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), announced "a radical new approach" for next year's Edinburgh International Film Festival today. The EIFF, which takes place from 15 - 26 June, also announced that James Mullighan will replace EIFF artistic director Hannah McGill to produce the 65th festival's programme.
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The FFF opening at Edinburgh Filmhouse on 11 November for its 18th season seems bigger bolder and brighter than ever, with screenings of a selecti
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.
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
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.
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.
Dylan offers some of his highlights of the recently ended Edinburgh International Film Festival
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.
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.
Just a brief note to say that if you are free today there are two extraordinary films worth seeing at the Edinburgh Film Festival.