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 to walk the red carpet in Edinburgh

Meg Ryan to walk the red carpet in Edinburgh

Hollywood star Meg Ryan is heading to Edinburgh later this month to promote her new film Ithaca. The actress-turned-director will walk the red carpet at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, joining a star-studded line-up which includes Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, cult filmmaker Kevin Smith, Revenant actor Will Poulter, Game of Thrones baddie Jonathan Pryce and supermodel-turned-actress Agyness Deyn. Sleepless In Seattle actress Ryan will present directorial debut Ithaca, which co-stars Tom Hanks, who is also the executive producer, at a…

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Finding Dory to premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival – watch trailer

Finding Dory to premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival – watch trailer

The Edinburgh Film Festival 2016 revealed its 70th anniversary programme today – and there’s something fishy about it. Okay, ignore the awful pun. But Finding Dory, the eagerly-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, will premiere at next month’s event in the Capital. Pixar’s latest movie centres around the eponymous, Ellen DeGeneres-voiced Paracanthurus embarking on a search for her family. Earlier this week, a new trailer for Finding Dory was released – watch it below. The trailer kicks off…

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Kim Cattrall set for Edinburgh International Film Festival

Kim Cattrall set for Edinburgh International Film Festival

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall is set to appear at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for an exclusive in person event next month. The actress, who is best known for her role as the outspoken Samantha Jones in the cult TV show and spin-off films, will be interviewed onstage at The Filmhouse on Lothian Road on Thursday, 16 June. She is expected to spend 90 minutes discussing her hugely successful television, film and…

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