Edinburgh International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)
SINCE: 1947
WHERE: Edinburgh, Scotland UK
WEBSITE: www.edfilmfest.org.uk
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: “Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema – and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking. Intimate in its scale, ambitious in its scope, and fueled by pure passion for cinema in all its manifestations, EIFF seeks to spotlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, in a setting steeped in history.”

“Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream” Wins Audience Award at 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival

“Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream” Wins Audience Award at 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival

The music documentary, “Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream” directed by Grant McPhee won the Audience Award at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival. In the late 1970s, from a tenement flat in Edinburgh, Bob Last and Hilary Morrison operated their record label Fast Product. A predecessor to Rough Trade and Factory Records, Fast Product quickly became the hub for a group of ground-breakingly talented musicians. This documentary is the previously untold story […]

45 YEARS, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGER GIRL Win Tops Awards at 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival

45 YEARS, THE DIARY OF A TEENAGER GIRL Win Tops Awards at 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival

Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years (pictured above) won the top prize, the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival.  Described by the festival as “one of the best British films of the year”, 45 Years is about the fractured relationship between a couple, played by Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, as they head towards their 45th wedding anniversary party. Director Andrew Haigh commented, “This is a real honor and made […]

2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival Unveils Program Lineup

2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival Unveils Program Lineup

The 69th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) which runs from June 17 to 28, unveiled its program lineup, which showcases 164 features from 36 countries, including 24 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 16 European Premieres, 84 UK Premieres and 2 Scottish Premieres. The 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival boasts 134 new features, with highlights including the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s striking documentary AMY, about the life of music legend Amy Winehouse; the latest […]

Robert Carlyle’s THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON to Open 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival

Robert Carlyle’s THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON to Open 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival

Robert Carlyle’s feature directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thomson, will receive its world premiere on Wednesday 17 June 2015, as the opening night film of the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Based on the book by Douglas Lindsay, The Legend of Barney Thomson is a darkly-humourous, Glasgow-set thriller that tells the story of awkward barber Barney, who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder. Complicating matters, Barney’s mother has a secret of her own, setting off a bloody […]