City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Touring Chinese Film Festival Makes Edinburgh Stop at Filmhouse

A man visits the city looking for his son in Luxury Car

A festival of Chinese cinema opens at the Filmhouse on Saturday 5 April as part of a tour that is visiting 17 cinemas across the UK.

48-Hour Filmmaking Competition To Make Edinburgh Debut

The adrenaline-driven 48-Hour Film Project, where teams of filmmakers write, direct, and edit a short film from start to finish in the course of a sleepless weekend, is coming to Edinburgh for th

Mike Leigh Cameo Link Up

Director Mike Leigh will be conducting an audience Q&A after a preview screening of his latest film Happy-Go-Lucky at The Cameo next month.

EIFF Wins £1.88million Lottery Funding

EIFF Wins Lottery Windfall

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and the UK Film Council (UKFC) announced yesterday at a press conference in Edinburgh Filmhouse that the Festival has won substantial national Lottery funding. The sum, £1.88 million over three years, respresents a large slice of the festival's annual budget of £1.2 million.

EIFF Patron Wins Oscar

Tilda Swinton, who was educated in Edinburgh and cut her acting teeth at the Traverse Theatre, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as a scheming corporate lawyer in the thriller Michael Clayton.

Nick Broomfield To Give Free Documentary Masterclass

Nick Broomfield, the documentary filmmaker who made Kurt & Courtney and Biggie and Tupac, will be giving a free 3-hour masterclass on 7 March 2008, 2.30-5.30pm at the Edinburgh College of Art Main Lecture Theatre.

Edinburgh Film Festival Announces Retrospectives

Jeanne Moreau in Jules et Jim

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has unveiled plans for retrospectives of two female filmmakers - French actress Jeanne and the late American actress and filmmaker Shirley Clarke.

First UK Festival of Afghan Film Opening in Edinburgh

The first UK festival of cinema from Afghanistan launches later this month in Edinburgh with the goal of shedding a new light on the war-torn middle Eastern country.

Richard Jobson On Course For Low Budget Filmmakers

Screen Academy Scotland
, a Skillset Screen Academy, and a collaboration between Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is to host a DIY digital film-making course for budding low budget feature film producers and directors in Scotland.

Edinburgh Screening For Award-winning The Inheritance

A micro-budget feature film which was shot in Edinburgh and the Highlands, with a Scottish cast and crew, is having its first Scottish screening at the Filmhouse next month.