Calibre scoops top award at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Calibre scoops top award at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Calibre, the Highlands-set debut feature of British filmmaker Matt Palmer, has won the top award at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. The 72nd edition of the EIFF wraps up on Sunday with the UK premiere of Swimming with Men. Calibre, starring Jack Lowden and Martin McCann, took the Michael Powell Award for best British film. It sees their characters head to an isolated village in the Highlands for a weekend hunting trip that turns…

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Travis documentary to debut at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Travis documentary to debut at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Following the announcement of 17 UK dates this year celebrating their hit album The Man Who, Travis will also debut their documentary Almost Fashionable – A Film About Travis this June at The Edinburgh International Film Festival. Had you attended any of their shows in Mexico in 2016, you may have been cornered and questioned by English journalist Wyndham Wallace and filmed by a Romanian cameraman Cristian Pirjol, who shot the “Everything at Once” movie….

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Watch trailer for Morrissey biopic ahead of its world premiere in Edinburgh

Watch trailer for Morrissey biopic ahead of its world premiere in Edinburgh

Ahead of its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival this weekend, the trailer for the Morrissey biopic England Is Mine has been released. You can watch it here. England Is Mine, which is directed by Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominee Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem), will be screened for the first time anywhere at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Sunday (2 July). It has been confirmed that key cast members will attend the event. England Is…

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EIFF announces 2017 programme

EIFF announces 2017 programme

The full programme for the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) was released this morning, with a host of stars including Kevin Bacon and Oliver Stone expected to attend. At the launch, EIFF Artistic Director Mark Adams announced that this year’s festival will showcase a total of 151 features from 46 different countries including 17 World Premieres, 12 International Premieres, 9 European Premiers and 69 UK Premieres. This year, the festival will host in-person events…

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World premiere of Morrissey biopic to close EIFF

World premiere of Morrissey biopic to close EIFF

It has been announced that a biopic based on the early life of The Smiths frontman Morrissey will close the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival. The world premiere of England is Mine, which is directed by Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominee Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem), will be held at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Sunday 2 July. It has been confirmed that key cast members will attend the event. England is Mine will take…

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EIFF announces Opening Night Gala

EIFF announces Opening Night Gala

God’s Own Country will open this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. The British drama, which is written and directed by Francis Lee and stars Josh O’Connor (The Riot Club), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), Gemma Jones (Spooks, Bridget Jones’ Diary) and Alec Secareanu, will have its UK premiere at the Festival Theatre on Wednesday 21 June. It has been confirmed that key cast members will be in attendance on the night. The gala screening will…

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Line-up announced for Film Fest in the City

Line-up announced for Film Fest in the City

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Avengers Assemble and Clueless are among the films set to be screened in St Andrews Square Garden this summer as part of this year’s Film Fest in the City. It is the sixth time the free outdoor cinema event, which takes place from 16 – 18 June and is part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, has taken place in the capital. This year’s programme features a wide and varied…

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Ewan McGregor to attend gala screening of new film in Edinburgh

Ewan McGregor to attend gala screening of new film in Edinburgh

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is to present his new film, American Pastoral, at a gala screening for the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in November. The actor best known for his roles in Trainspotting, the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Moulin Rogue will be present on November 2 at the screening of his directorial debut, which is based on the hugely-acclaimed novel by Philip Roth. The screening will take place at the Filmhouse on Lothian Road….

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Winner of EIFF Michael Powell Award announced

Winner of EIFF Michael Powell Award announced

Scottish filmmaker Ben Sharrock has won the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the 70th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Pikadero, Sharrock’s directorial debut, was selected as the winner by the Michael Powell Jury, which was this year comprised of actress Kim Cattrall, Spanish filmmaker Icíar Bollaín and iconic actor Clancy Brown. The award, which celebrates one of Britain’s greatest filmmakers, was inaugurated in 1990 to honour imagination and creativity…

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Meg Ryan praises Edinburgh at premiere of new film

Meg Ryan praises Edinburgh at premiere of new film

As she brought her directorial debut Ithaca to the Edinburgh International Film Festival for its UK premiere tonight, Meg Ryan said being in the Scottish capital helped her understand why the city is such a global arts hub. “I understand it now, being here, why the arts come here, and so many different kinds of artists,” said the Hollywood star, who is best known for her roles in When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless In Seattle. “There’s something…

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