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Artistic director Mark Adams unveiled the lineup for the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival taking place between the 15th and 26th of June. It’s an interesting lineup continuing the Festival’s current admirable direction towards discovering smaller independent movies. 1,136 more words

The Edinburgh Film Festival 2016

It’s summer in Scotland in June – and maybe July and August – so it’s time for the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), a major milestone for this excellent event. 205 more words

Events

Edinburgh Film Fest unveils superhero focus

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has unveiled its 2016 programme. As well as the regular science fiction and fantasy driven Night Moves strand, this year’s event includes… 403 more words

News

E.T. Live with Orchestra to premiere at EIFF

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will be presenting the UK Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s legendary E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, accompanied by John Williams’ iconic score performed live by the RSNO on Saturday 25 June 2016 at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh. 235 more words

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Edmonton International Film Festival selected as Oscar-qualifying festival

EDMONTON – The Edmonton International Film Festival has been selected by the Academy Awards as an Oscar-qualifying festival.

The 2016 EIFF award winners in the short film categories – live action and animation – move on for consideration by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for Oscars. 177 more words

Entertainment

Film review: Hector

In the UK there are thousands sleeping rough every night, going about their day-to-day lives with nowhere to call home. Shedding filmic light on the homeless community is filmmaker Jake Gavin with his stunning directorial debut ‘Hector’, which stars Peter Mullan in the title role. 346 more words
Cinema

DVD review: The Legend of Barney Thomson

An adaptation of the first in the a series of seven books from Scottish novelist Douglas Lindsay, ‘The Legend of Barney Thomson’ is the feature debut of actor turned director Robert Carlyle, and tells the comic tale of a hapless barber, played by Carlyle himself, who escapes the mundanities of his existence by accidentally becoming a serial killer! 435 more words
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