Edinburgh Film Festival

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.

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.

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.

Edinburgh Film Festival hots up, literally

With still another six of its ten day run to go, the Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced this Sunday's "Best of Fest" screenings. Tickets are £6 each or £20 for 4 for screenings of "the best" and sold-out films at the EIFF.

It's Day 4 of the Edinburgh Film Festival and it really feels now like its taking off.